Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Photo Credit: Tourism PEI Flickr

With summer vacation season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start planning your family’s getaway! Canada is filled with gorgeous family vacation destinations, including its prettiest province of all: Prince Edward Island.

This summer, skip the loud theme parks and crowded cities. Instead, take a REAL vacation in tranquility! While Prince Edward Island is best known for its pristine beaches, scrumptious lobster and challenging golf courses, there’s so much more to do there. With great food, culture and scenery, there’s really something for everyone! Take a look at my dream itinerary for a visit to Prince Edward Island!

Fun Family Vacation on Prince Edward Island

Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Photo Credit: Tourism PEI Flickr

Anne of Green Gables tour: A must-visit for any book lover! I remember reading Anne of Green Gables as a child! A trip to Avonlea Village in Cavendish is an absolute must! I’d also love to see the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush!

Shining Waters Family Fun Park: While I prefer to spend the majority of my family vacations exploring the cultural side of my destination, sometimes you have to throw in a little theme park fun for the kids. With 36 acres and 40 different attractions, Shining Waters Family Fun Park definitely puts the emphasis on FUN!

Craft shopping: I love buying handmade items from the places I visit. I feel like it’s a more authentic keepsake. Prince Edward Island has dozens of little shops specializing in handmade goods from the Islanders. In fact the Tourism PEI website has entire itineraries dedicated to helping you get the most out of your craft and antique shopping!

Confederation Trail: Family vacations are the perfect time to get active and adventurous! Did you know that Prince Edward Island was the first province to complete its section of the TransCanada Trail? Now, you can bike or walk along the section, passing the shore, farms and small communities on your journey. Do a small section or plan a huge journey and go for the full 274 kilometers! Me? I’d go with a smaller section. I’m adventurous, but not THAT adventurous!

Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!

Photo Credit: Tourism PEI Flickr

Points East Coastal Drive: There are so many fun things to do on this drive. I’d love to try finding starfish while walking the beach from Basin head to Bothwell! I’m also intrigued by the Greenwich dunes and floating boardwalk!

As for the best places to get authentic Prince Edward Island cuisine, I’m going to rely on “Ask an Islander” at the Tourism PEI Website for that! After all, no one knows where to get the best food better than someone who actually lives there! If you have ANY questions or want to know more about an attraction, they’re the best people to ask! Follow #AskAnIslander and #PEI on Twitter for more helpful info about PEI!

VISIT Tourism PEI for more information on planning your summer family vacation!

What would you include on your itinerary for a family vacation on Prince Edward Island? Tell us in the comments!

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Tourism PEI, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Tourism PEI.

42 thoughts on “Plan Your Dream Family Vacation to Prince Edward Island in Canada!”

  1. Prince Edward Island sounds like a lovely place for family vacation. Pictures you have shared are beautiful. Especially the sunset one. I have never been there before, but would love to this in my must go list. Thanks for sharing some great information about this place.

  2. PEI is such a beautiful place to go to. I got to go on a vacation to PEI with my parents as a child. I still remember how red the sand was.

  3. I am thankful that I live an hour in two different directions to visit Canada. One, through Port Huron, MI heads right into beautiful Sarnia, ON and then through Detroit which heads into Windsor. Canada is beautiful and I have found the people to be friendly and warm. I think everyone should visit if they get a chance. there is so much more I want to see there!

  4. Ahhhhh I have literally been everywhere in Canada but not Prince Edward Island! I really should fix that and have cananada completely checked off my travel bucket list!

  5. I’ve never been to Canada before but this looks like a gorgeous vacation spot! I LOVED Anne of Green Gables and would love to see where it took place!!

  6. I love the photos here! Prince Edward Island is definitely a great place to visit specially with the whole family.

  7. Bonnie @ wemake7

    I think when I was younger I had information sent to me about Prince Edward Island and always wanted to go there when I got older. It is so beautiful.

  8. When I was a kid, I planned on becoming a teacher. I didn’t realized that professionally but I became my kids first teacher. Now that I am a grown up individual, I want to travel the world, Canda included in my bucket list!

  9. Prince Edwards Island in Canada sounds like an amazing vacation destination for the family. It sounds amazing and we love to visit any museum. The Confederation Trail would be an amazing trail to ride bikes on too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have never been to Canada. Would love to go. Prince Edward island is on the top of my list with Toronto of places I want to see. That sunset picture makes me want to start planning now!

  11. I haven’t been to Canada, but it’s on my list of places to visit. P.E.I sounds like a dream come true. I definitely want to check it out. It seems like there is so much to do there.

  12. I would love to go just to see the Anne of Green Gables Tour. My grandparents went last year and their pictures brought back sooo many memories. That was my favorite book as a child. and my grandmother used to read it outloud to me every year when I came to visit.

  13. I’m embarrassed to say that I have’t traveled much within Canada! While most of my friends prefer going out West, I instead, would love to go out East! There’s just something so unique and magical about it!

  14. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have never been to this part of Canada, so I would love to get up there someday. It’s only a few hours from me, so I have no reason not to.

  15. I grew up in New Hampshire. We went to PEI at least once during the summer and spent a lot of time in Halifax as well. I am totally blanking out on the name, but there’s a cool festival there with lots of local food and vendors every year too- very special memories of this place!

  16. Canada is definitely on my bucket list. I’d love to visit, and it’s so huge too… you’d never run out of good options for vacay time!

  17. I just read another post about P.E.I and now I’m definitely more intrigued! I’ve always wanted to go out East however, most of my traveling has been abroad in Europe. I really do need to visit more places in Canada!

  18. I would definitely have the Anne of Green Gables tour on my list! I have wanted to visit since I first read the book as a young girl. That would be such a fun trip! I wish we could go, but it’s quite far.

  19. Prince Edwards Island is amazing. My daughter goes once a year its the one place they go to year after year. I did not realize they had so much. I love craft shopping and little stores like that. Next time they invite me I am definitely saying yes. Thank you for sharing. It really is beautiful.

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