My idea of the perfect family vacation is sitting on a beach watching my son play in the sand and ocean while my husband’s perfect vacation includes hiking, fishing and spending time enjoying nature. There is a place right here in Canada that offers all of this and more but it’s a place neither of us have been before – Prince Edward Island! I’ve been browsing the Prince Edward Island Tourism site and I’m amazed at everything they have to offer! How much do you know about Prince Edward Island? Here’s a little quiz for you.
True or False: Prince Edward Island is home to one of the World’s 100 Best Beaches. True Cavendish Beach was listed on CNN Travel’s list of the World’s 100 Best Beaches. In fact, with eleven hundred kilometres of shoreline you’re sure to find quite a few beaches you want to visit during your vacation.
True or False: 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, the meeting that led to the formation of Canada. True This is going to be one huge party! They have over 150 events planned to celebrate the 150th anniversary. There will be daily concerts, food tastings, children’s activities, and historical presentations. Every province of Canada will have an opportunity to showcase their food, culture and history. Think of all the fun learning opportunities for your children. The festivities kick off on July 1st with a spectacular Canada Day event and run through September 7th, 2014.
True or False: Prince Edward Island has one beautiful golf course. False They have 33 beautiful golf courses! Whether you’re a beginner, a regular player, or dreaming of turning professional, you’ll find just the right course to spend the day relaxing and soaking up the beautiful scenery.
True or False: You can become a fisherman for the day by going on an authentic lobster boat with a genuine lobster-fishing crew. True This unique experience was even featured on “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly.”Find out for yourself why they listed it as one of their Top 10 highlights of 2010.
With so many authentic experiences in Prince Edward Island, there are many reasons to visit. You can read more about everything the island has to offer on the Prince Edward Island Tourism site.
From rolling hills and pristine sandy beaches, to world-famous seafood and award-winning golf courses, it’s a destination that’s always been filled with sun and sand. This year there are more reasons thanever to visit. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, the meeting that led to the formation of Canada. We have over 150 events planned to celebrate the 150th and we’re inviting the world. Come for the fun. Come for the sand. Come to unwind. But this year, make a point to stay for the party. www.explorePEI.com
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