PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND (PEI)

ACROSS CANADA IN A MOTORHOME 2010, Alberta to Labrador (we did British Columbia in 1999) plus New York State & Maine in the USA in 2010, the 2nd of the Maritimes, a holiday island, we went twice, Charlotte town is just lovely, its the capital 

7 Days in Prince Edward Island, Canada - between 27th June & 25th July 2010, 90 Photos, the summary slideshow is selective, visiting amongst others PEI a holiday resort or as some people unkindly refer to it "spud" island, Summerside holiday village, anne of green gables house @ cavendish, charlottetown, many heritage buildings, crossing the fab confederation bridge arriving at Borden Carleton, meeting up with friends - the lovely Harveys,we made 2 visits here ,saw live music, the bottle house , tiginish, cape egmont and lighthouse, north cape and park, rollo bay, souris, cap aux meules ferry in the gulf of st lawrence, north point lighthouse, north rustico, PEI's malpeque bay, lennox island, west point, jacque cartier provincial park, government house, victoria, georgetown, spud radio, lobsters, energy institute, queens wharf, lucy maud montgomery, prince edward island national park, Charlottetown sand sculptures and cedar cladding plus saw a lot of other places on the island. We have been from one side of Canada to the other

anne of green gables, geddit, cavendish, pei.jpg
tea at the harveys holiday cottage, lobster no less

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Summary: We spent 7 Days on Prince Edward Island in in 2 parts, 27-30 June and again 21-23 July 2013

 

We took 90 Photos, many of which are included in the summary slideshows.

 

We have now been from one side of Canada to the other in a motorhome, British Columbia to Labrador, we loved it, it is a fabulous country and quite an achievement with memories we shall treasure forever.

 

For Prince Edward Island a true Canadian holiday resort or as some would rather unkindly call it “spud island”  the following were some of the highlights, Crossing over the magnificent Confederation bridge we went to Summerside holiday village, it has a little lake , the statutory statue, if you will forgive the repetition, of island heroine, Anne, i.e. Anne of green gables house at cavendish in the wonderful PEI national park, we spent a good part of the day here and were fascinated to see how popular this book is with Japanese students, maybe it is a course text book, who knows, loved the capital Charlottetown, many heritage buildings, crossing the 8  miles of the fab confederation bridge arriving at Borden Carleton, meeting up with friends - the lovely Harvey’s, we made 2 visits here , so basically did 32 miles along the bridge and never luckily encountered any high winds, saw live music at the bridge folk club in the evening, fab fiddle and guitar stuff, visited the bottle house , Tignish at the top end, cape Egmont and its lighthouse keeping watch over the gulf of st Lawrence , north cape and park quite remote, Rollo bay, Souris where the cap aux meules island ferry in the gulf of st Lawrence leaves from, north point lighthouse, north Rustico, PEI's Malpeque bay which is almost an inland bay , Lennox island although we drove over to this so hardly an island nowadays as t has its own bridge, bridge construction in this area is a true marvel especially the length of the confederation bridge and its support against snow, ice and incredible winds, west point, jacque cartier provincial park, government house, shopping with pals in victoria, Georgetown, spud radio, lobsters, energy institute, queens wharf, Lucy Maud Montgomery authoress, prince Edward island national park, Charlottetown sand sculptures including a  fab one of the bridge which you can see on our Maritime Provinces Talkies videos and cedar cladding on housing.

 

We liked PEI its history and its relaxed atmosphere and our weather whilst here was quite good.