Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Prince Edward Island, Canada

Prince Edward Island vacation rentals

Visitors will find an array of Prince Edward Island lodging and vacation rentals conveniently situated to enjoy the beauty of this maritime Canadian province.

Prince Edward Island is the smallest of Canada's provinces, with an area of just 2,184 square miles. Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island can be reached by bridge, ferry or air.

Guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals will find a variety of outdoor activities and cultural attractions on this compact island. Prince Edward Island is known for its fine sandy beaches, warm water, and scenic natural beauty. Many of the inhabitants are descended from the original Scottish and French Acadian settlers, and their rich cultural heritage permeates the island.

In the capital city of Charlottetown, guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals can visit the city's scenic harbor, the Basin Head Fisheries Museum, the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum, and St. Dunstan's Cathedral. The nearby Orwell Corner Historic Village is a reconstructed 19th century community, complete with a church, farmhouse, post office, school and store.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Prince Edward Island National Park, which encompasses 25 square miles. Guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals can enjoy the sandy beaches and warm water, go hiking or biking, play golf or tennis, or participate in nature programs at the park.

Nearby Cavendish boasts 15 miles of beaches and recreation facilities. Other attractions for guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals include the Rainbow Valley Family Fun Park and the Woodleigh Replicas and Gardens, which contains large scale models of famous buildings, including the Tower of London and the Anne Hathaway Cottage.

Cavendish is famous as the setting for the book Anne of Green Gables. Guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals can visit the birthplace and the home of author Lucy Maud Montgomery; tour Green Gables, the setting for the book; and explore the Avonlea-Village of Anne of Green Gables entertainment complex.

The island is home to numerous beaches, many of which have toilets, showers, playgrounds, food concessions and lifeguards. Popular beaches for guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals include Basin Head, Chelton Beach Provincial Park and Panmure Island Provincial Park.

The warm water and prevailing wind combine to produce great windsurfing conditions. Rustico Bay, on the central north shore of Prince Edward Island, is one of the top spots for windsurfing. Deep-sea fishing is also a popular activity for guests of Prince Edward Island vacation rentals.

Prince Edward Island has a reputation as an outstanding golfing destination, and the island is home to several dozen scenic golf courses. Prince Edward Island also boasts wonderful trails for hiking and cycling, including the 180-mile Confederation Trail, as well as opportunities for canoeing and kayaking.

Whatever your interests, make a Prince Edward Island vacation rental your headquarters for a memorable Canada vacation.

Attractions In and Around Prince Edward Island

First time in Prince Edward Island and looking for things to do? If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Cavendish Beach and North Rustico Beach or experience the natural beauty of Prince Edward Island National Park and Victoria Provincial Park.

Don’t forget to buy tickets if you plan to attend a game or event at Eastlink Centre. Fun activities in the city include Forest Hills Golf Course, Green Gables Golf Club and Eagles Glenn Golf Course. Also while in town, you can visit French River Golf Course, Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club or Red Sands Golf Course.