Breathtaking Attractions To See In Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island National Park
Prince Edward Island National Park is top on the list for Anne of Green Gables enthusiasts. It also features seven beaches and plenty of hiking and cycling trails for those interested in outdoor activities as well as campgrounds and picnic areas. The Cavendish area also has plenty of attractions, amusement parks, and golf courses making it a must-see destination for tourists.
Just off of Cavendish Beach is the iconic Green Gables House and L. M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site. Visitors are able to explore the original Green Gables House, 19th century gardens, farmyard, and historic forest trails.
Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island and is brimming with Victorian-era charm. Carefully maintained heritage buildings line the city streets including Beaconsfield Historic House, St. Dunstan’s Basilica and the birthplace of Confederation, Province House National Historic Site of Canada.
Of course, Charlottetown is not just about the historical sites, there are plenty of festivals and special events to check out. While in Charlottetown stop in at the Confederation Centre of the Arts home to the must-see & award winning Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. (Source: frugalmommy).
Basin Head Provincial Park
Basin Head Provincial Park is actually on Points East Coastal Drive but deserves its own entry. It is a day use park and features Singing Sands beach. Also located in the provincial park is Basin Head Fisheries Museum which presents exhibits about Prince Edward Island’s inshore fishery.
Red Sands Shore
If you arrive to the Island via Confederation Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world, you will end up right in the area of the Island called Red Sands Shore. It is named after the red sandstone cliffs along the Northumberland Strait coast which have eroded to create a stunning red sand shore at low tide. You will also be greeted with rolling hills and farmland.