CHARLOTTETOWN HARBOUR Charlottetown sits on the verge of a deepwater harbor on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. It’s a playground for boating enthusiasts with two marinas and a cruise ship wharf. Evidence of a large fishing industry can be found here. Festooned with stores, restaurants and craft shops of every kind, Peake’s Wharf bustles with visitors and locals.
GREEN GABLES In Prince Edward Island it’s hard to take a step without bumping into one larger than life, fictional character, Anne of Green Gables. Anne is everywhere, including a huge shop in downtown Charlottetown that is devoted to all things Anne. Most visitors will head to Cavendish in north-central P.E.I. to visit the Green Gables house. Lucy Maud Montgomery was one of Canada’s most prolific writers, and Anne’s whole imaginative world has been re-created here.
CAVENDISH On the north shore of P.E.I., Cavendish offers appealing options when looking for a day at the beach. Spectacular dune formations and salt marshes have become world famous, and various trails and interpretive activities allow visitors to enjoy the wetlands and natural habitats and appreciate its priceless legacy. Follow the signs and take a stroll along the salt-water marshes, described as “nurseries of the ocean,” and enjoy theme parks, golf courses and wide open spaces that are perfect for family fun.
CHARLOTTETOWN Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island and the commercial center of the province. Infused with a heritage dating back to 1765, the island’s best art galleries, theaters and museums are found in this city which radiates with the charm of its maritime heritage. Incorporated in 1855, Charlottetown is alive with the buzz of a modern urban center. Tour historic cathedrals, stroll trendy shopping and dining districts like Victoria Row and visit Province House, the seat of Island government and the official birthplace of Confederation.