Charlottetown Journals

A Week on Prince Edward Island

A July 1998 trip to Charlottetown by superpurd

Quote: We spent a week, split between staying in Charlottetown and Summerside, the two biggest towns on the island. Really, not that big. As you can drive the whole island in less than a day, it really doesn't matter where your stay.

A Week on Prince Edward Island

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Overview

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Lobster dinners are an island specialty. See our separate journal for our meal at St. Ann's church. Bed and breakfasts are all over the place and seem to be a major summer industry for the island. Anne of Green Gables is the Island's international claim to fame. You can tour the residence and see the play. (see separate journal) Cavendish, a town which virtually only exists in the summer months is the location of the best beach in the area and has dozens of other touristy stops such as mini-golf, go karts etc. The island is also becoming known throughout North America as the site of several championship golf courses. We went to a 'ceilagh'--a Celtic performance with singing, bagpipes etc. which w...Read More

Cozy Corner B & B

Hotel | "Cozy Corner B & B"

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The house was a renovated older house and our room was filled with antique items. The bed was very comfortable and our hostess Claudette was great. We spent a couple of hours one night sipping on wine with her and the other couple staying there. Breakfasts were a work of art. This was a bargain for the price.

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Cozy Corner B & B

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

St. Annes Lobster Supper

Restaurant | "St. Annes Lobster dinners"

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Firstly, the price above is in Cdn. $s for the benefit of American readers. The island is famous for its Church lobster dinners and St. Annes was one of the first to offer them. For the price of $23.95 you get hot buns, chowder, mussels, salad, your lobster, potatoes, and vegetables. If you leave the least bit hungry it is your own fault as you can have as much as you wish of everything but the lobster. Dessert was also included. Wine is available with your meal. You are seated at picnic benches or at smaller tables. A fabulous eating experience

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2000

St. Annes Lobster Supper
R.R. 1, Hope River (5 km from Stanley Bridge off Route 224)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0
(902) 621-0635

Anne Green Gables Of Store The

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Attraction | "Anne of Green Gables"

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Anne of Green Gables is the title of a children's book written by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a former resident of the Island. The story is built partly out of her childhood. Anne's house has been rebuilt the way it appears in the books and you can tour through it. They show a brief film and then you can tour through the beautiful gardens and the haunted forest. Obviously, there is a gift shop. The place is often flooded with Japanese tourists as apparently the book was very popular there. The second aspect of Anne of Green Gables is the musical play put on in Charlottetown. It has been running for years and is excellent for children and adults alike. I went expecting to be bored and thoroughly enjo...Read More

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Anne Green Gables Of Store The
110 Queen
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
(902) 368-2663

Cavendish Beach and area

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Cavendish is a small town in the summer which virtually closes up in the winter. The beach area is the best on the island and is part of a provincial park. There is an $8 charge to get into the park which is good for 24 hours. This goes for maintenance of the beach area. There is a building complex back of the beach for changing, a restaurant, snack bar etc. The townsite itself has developed as a result of the beach and has developed other attractions because of the popularity of the beach. Great fun for kids and the beach is good for all

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Cavendish Beach and area
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Touring the Island

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For two of the days we were on PEI, we simply drove around the island, stopping to tour lighthouses, walking around smaller villages, looking at rock formations like elephant rock (obviously a rock that looks like an elephant). It is in the ocean, near shore and may someday soon be partially destroyed by the waves. There are lighthouses at the furthest eastern and western points and if you visit both you get a free souvenir. We walked and stopped at several beaches, stopped at various viewpoints just to look around. We spent about 4-5 hours a day, one day did the western half, the other day the eastern half.

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Touring the Island
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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