Prince Edward Island Vacation Ideas

When you begin looking for Prince Edward Island Vacation Ideas you will quickly find there seems little in comparison to other provinces in Canada. 

The island packs a lot into such a small package when you keep in mind this are only has a population less than 200 000 and you can drive across it in less than half a day. Beaches, tours, history and nostalgia, and lots of room to move with the barest of crowds.

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The island has a homely vibe and the locals affectionately refer to it as "home" , whether you are from the island or not people will say something like, "how long are you home for." Don't get confused from the local perspective this is the only "home" imaginable.

Our Daughter in the PEI snow

Let's begin with an introduction video overview of the island they call "home".


Prince Edward Island Family Beaches

The top attraction on PEI for families are the beaches. Whatever you do on the island a lot of the time you are likely to spend at least some time on the beach. You are never more than 20 minutes from a beach at any time as well. Most of the beaches are lined with red soil cliffs but others are surrounded by whitish sand dunes. The white sand beaches are more populated and more like what you would expect in other more famous beach locations than PEI. One especially redeeming aspect is the warm temperatures f the waters as some of the bays achieve water temperatures similar to the sub tropics thanks to the geographical layout.

Also some of the best accommodation options are in the private cabins that front some of the islands best beaches. See more about PEI beaches.

This video takes you through some of the favored beaches and beach activities for families on Prince Edward Island.


Cavendish PEI Family Adventures

Cavendish is usually the top priority for tourists to Prince Edward Island. Apart from the beach there is the highest concentration of attractions outside of Charlottetown here. Here are some of the best family attractions:

Shining Waters Family Fun Park

There are forty attractions which make for a little family entertainment to break up some of the historical attractions in Cavendish. 

Shining Waters Family Fun Park


Anne of Green Gables

Cavendish is also the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables than while you will see Ann all over the island, this is the place where the Author inspired her visions of the green island laced with blue seas.

Anne of Green Gables


O'leary is a typical PEI Town
By the end of this winter the van could have been covered
Church Life is a Part of the Culture
The Great Indoors

Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off the second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet-Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

Charlottetown Family Ideas

Charlottetown is a charming little city of around 60 000 that is nice enough to simply walk around down by the harbor and through the historical buildings and parks.

See the up to date attractions guide for Charlottetown here.

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