Our first trip to Prince Edward Island will be my favorite family trip of all time. It was worth every second of the ten-hour journey to get there. There are many things to do in Charlottetown.
PEI is a land of red sand beaches, hard cliffs, and purple lupine fields. They love the red-haired girl, the endless rows of potato plants, and the clover leaves that show their gaze in the evening.
We have established our home base in Cavendish at the luxurious Kindred Spirits Inn & Cottage. Sure, my kids enjoyed mini golf and lasers on Route 6, but it’s a unique experience that will stay with us forever.
Let’s go to the most awesome ways to do in Charlottetown, we have given below for you, you should look at them carefully and make a plan to go to Charlottetown.
Things To Do In Charlottetown:-
1. Explore the rocks of the Tea Rock
We spent the day at Thunder Cove Beach in Darnley. Parking was free and easy. The red rocks were beautiful and I was surprised we almost had a beach for ourselves. We went to the beach and thought we had come to an end because we had reached a steep embankment through which we could not climb. After floating through the water to bypass it, we found a teacup stone. The children enjoyed exploring the caves and rock formations.
2. Find your kindred Green Gables
Enter the fairy tale book at home that inspired L.M. Montgomery written for Anne of Green Gables. I bought a straw hat with red braids and my daughter liked it. She looked like she was working there, and people even asked her to take a picture with her. It was hysterical.
After inspecting the house, we admired the immaculate gardens and then walked the path through the enchanted forests. The island has many Anne of Green Gables attractions, but it is Canada’s most prominent literary landmark not to be missed.
3. Make a wind chime in the island’s winds
Creating a wind chime was one of the most memorable experiences we had. As a family, we worked together to create and assemble our own wind chime.
There are many sizes and sounds to choose from, so we stayed at Anne’s Bell, as the harmony is based on Anne of Green Gables’ musical and looked appropriate.
The children did everything from drilling holes, to tying pipes, and hanging glass. Now every time the wind blows, we are reminded of our time in PEI.
Wander the historic streets of Charlottetown
You could spend the better half of the day wandering the historic streets of Charlottetown. Let Eckhart lead his children into a garbage hunt and find nine small bronze mice in various hiding places around the city. Click here to download a brochure with tips on how to find them.
There is a painted line that will take you on an easy self-guided hike through the city (similar to the Freedom Trail in Boston). Don’t miss the bronze sculptures of the two Confederate parents, the conversation about the nation-building in front of St. Dunstan Basilica Church.
Shop on Victoria Row or relax on a blanket in Victoria Park. My sister took the older kids to watch the Anne of Green Gables musical and they were all really impressed.
5. Eat lots of cow ice cream
I have a slight ice cream craze. I’d say I’m some kind of ice cream connoisseur. Cows ice cream contains the BEST maple nut I have ever eaten. I will admit it now – I ate an ice cream cone, finished it, and immediately returned to the next one.
Thanks to Cows ice cream, I gained 5 kilograms during the holidays. It’s just so good. We often visited the cream on the Cavendish boardwalk, but there are other places on the island.
6. Cuddle pet babies at Island Hill Farm
It’s such a cute children’s farm where pet babies are raging wherever they turn. My kids liked how it was in their hands. They walked with their donkeys, kept the hen, and fed the young goat from the bottle.
The biggest highlight was walking in the backyard, where the animals were grazing quietly. The farmer taught them to shout “here girls! clapping hands. Let’s just say we did well. A herd of 30 goats ran right next to them. My little daughter got stuck like a scene from a Jura period park.
There is also a really nice gift shop selling their goat’s milk soaps and candles. It was a great place to look for gifts for friends and family. They even packed presents.
7. Watch the sunset on Cavendish Beach
It’s hard to explain how beautiful this beach is. There are several boardwalks leading through the dunes with great views of the red rock cliffs. While we love Thunder Cove Beach on the cliffs, it’s probably a better choice for families. The brand new facilities include bathrooms, changing rooms, shaded picnic areas, and a dining area. There is a parking fee, but it is free after 6:00.
8. Cut a rug in Cèilidh
Cèilidh is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. This usually includes violin, step dancing, singing, Celtic music, and even storytelling. It’s an experience that will allow you to look at the culture and have a lot of fun at the same time.
There are different ceilings in the village almost every night of the week, so it’s best to contact the hotel when you check-in so you can plan ahead. We tried to visit Courtney Hogan at Emerald Boxcar, which is the longest-running mountain on Prince Edward Island, but it was sold out.
We found Leon Gallant and friends playing at Stanley Bridge Hall right next to us, and they were just amazing.
9. Observe the glass bottle housings
Since 1980 the man collected and cemented more than 25,000 bottles of various shapes and sizes to create six different buildings. There is a house, an inn, and even a chapel in this small, fantasy-like village. Beautiful trails will take you through the beautiful flower gardens. The way light penetrates through different colored glass is quite magical.
10. Eat a seaweed cake at the Potato Museum
The kids really weren’t sure about it, especially when they saw that it was actually green. But when they bit, I couldn’t distract them from it. I have no idea how to make Irish moss so good, but it is. The Potato Museum is the only place you can find in the world. While there, be sure to take a photo with the world’s largest potato sculpture.
These were our favorite things at PEI. While we missed it, I would also suggest visiting Basin Head. What do you like to do most on Prince Edward Island? I hope this list has given you ideas!