10 Things to See and Do on Prince Edward Island

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8. Hit the Beach

P.E.I. is certainly blessed with its fair share of beaches featuring warm sand, white capped waves, beautiful sandstone cliffs and miles of shallow water. This island boasts a whopping 90 beaches, some supervised and some unsupervised offering everything from white to red sand, clams, singing sand and more. The favorite amongst locals and visitors is the Singing Sands Beach in Basin Head Provincial Park, where white sands set the tone. In addition to the signing sand, this beach boasts a boardwalk, showers, lifeguards and the Fisheries Museum. Other popular beaches around the island include Cavendish Beach, Cedar Dunes and Belmont Provincial Park. Whether you want to build sandcastles, bathe in the sun or discover how far out the sandbars go; P.E.I. has the beaches for you.

Basin Head Provincial Park

7. Walk the Confederation Trail

When Prince Edward Island’s railway was abandoned in 1989 the islanders were quick to notice a unique opportunity that awaited. Instead of leaving the railway unused and thus useless they turned it into a shared use walking and cycling trail in the summertime and a snowmobile trail in the winter. Thus the Confederation Trail was born and is the Island’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail. Running 435 kilometers, the trail offers beautiful rolling hill scenery, quaint villages and breathtaking seascapes. One favorite part of the trail to do is the first long section between Tignish and Kensington that is 125-km. The trail takes visitors through a beautiful restored stone railway station in Kensington to the Harborfront Theatre in Summerside and onward to Wellington and the heart of the Acadian Community. Whether you can manage to walk or cycle the 125km or choose another route, make sure to experience this historic trail while you are on the island.

Confederation Trail
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