10 Things to See and Do on Prince Edward Island
The beautiful island of Price Edward Island is just a small speck in Canada, but offers much in the way for visitors. Made famous from Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book, this island draws visitors from all over the world. The charming and relaxed atmosphere combined with dramatic red stone cliffs and stunning landscapes makes this a perfect vacation destination. From 25 incredible golf courses to sandy beaches to charming seaside towns, discover 10 things to see and do in P.E.I.
10. Get Your Golf On
It is Canada’s number one golf destination, whether you are a beginner or dreaming of becoming a professional. With a tremendous amount of courses, lower fees and friendly people, there is no better place to hit the green. There is a total of 25 island courses, although the island itself is pretty much a golf course with its rolling green hills, sand and water traps and woodlots. Located all within 45 minutes of each other, it’s easy to play these world-class greens all vacation long. Play on the same greens as masters just as Mike Weir, Jack Nicklaus and Lorie Kane. Beginners will want to head to Glen Afton, one of the island’s best classic 18-hole golfing values which feature beautiful coastal views and a challenging back nine. Experts on the other hand will love tackling Glasgow Hills where a varied terrain provides a challenging course.
9. Go Lobster Fishing
It is a must on any trip to the island, to put yourself in the day of a lobster fisherman, some of the hardest working people on the island. You have to visit during lobster season though and visitors should be aware that this is no walk in the park. Expect to get up the wee hours of the morning and spend anywhere from 3-10 hours on the water, hauling up traps and plucking out lobsters, all while the viscous little snappers are trying to bite your fingers off. Prepare to get wet, have plenty of laughs and get to dine on your delicious catch. Depending on what kind of experience you are looking for will depend on the tour operator you go with. Some cater towards visitors and offer shorter sailings throughout the day complete with fancy on-board dinners. Others run 10 hours long, start at 4am and are run by a real lobster fisherman. The choice is yours, just make sure you try this awesome Canadian Bucket List experience.