July 28, 2021
Now that we are free to roam and travel again, we’re all itching to get out and explore. Prince Edward Island is a favourite for tourists nationwide. Every year, folks from all around flock to “The Island” to experience beautiful spaces surrounded by scenic beaches and the most down-to-earth people you may ever meet. There are obviously ample opportunities for Instagram-worthy pictures, and the best way to get to the Island also provides amazing photo ops — Northumberland Ferries! Yes, crossing aboard the mv Confederation or mv Holiday Island gives you a perfect view of the sprawling ocean and beautiful shorelines at departure from Nova Scotia and on arrival in PEI. Once you land, however, the beauty has only just begun, so keep your phone handy!
As you would expect on an island the size of PEI, there’s a lot of coastline and in-land scenery you can explore. Consider heading to Thunder Cove Beach for their famous sunsets over beautiful red cliffs and a teacup-shaped rock. Or take a hike on the trails and floating bridges along the massive dunes at Greenwich National Park. The family-favourite Cavendish Beach also provides an endless sandy beach for you to explore and many activities and amenities that everyone will enjoy. Just make sure you capture the moments!
In addition to its natural beauty, PEI also has many beautiful things to see and experience that humans are responsible for. Lighthouse tours are a must, as some of these have a vibrant history and make for great photographs. Want an example? Look no further than the beautiful 18-foot tall brick lighthouse at Point Prim, built on a jutting point of the Island near Belfast. For something a little more unique, you can also drive into the town of Kinross and grab a photo in front of the Insta-famous #KinrossWoodPile. This massive wall of lumber is popular among locals and tourists alike.
Prince Edward Island is widely known for its potatoes, which — believe it or not — some people don’t find very photogenic! But exploring the Island will show you just how rich and vast the cuisine can be, making it a foodie-favourite. Of course, no trip to PEI is complete without a classic seafood meal. Try one of Richard’s Fresh Seafoods’ two locations to taste their famous lobster rolls. Or, if you prefer something on the go, stroll through the Charlottetown Farmers Market and score anything from colourful fresh produce to local dairy, meat products to freshly baked treats. You can even grab a takeaway lunch. Want to wet your whistle? Sample a flight of beer or cider on a patio at one of the Island’s many craft breweries. Just remember to tag them in your post.
As an added bonus, when you arrive on PEI by Ferry at Wood Islands, you’ll immediately find yourself on the famous Points East Coastal Drive Route. This 475 kilometre stretch of roads circles the entire east coast of the province, winding along small harbours, rolling hills, shorelines, and farmlands. The drive even takes you right into central Charlottetown, but not before passing numerous sightseeing delights, such as parks, marinas, towns, Inns, museums, restaurants, or world-class golf courses like Crowbush Cove.
No matter what you see or do on Prince Edward Island, make sure a trip on the mv Confederation or mv Holiday Island is on your agenda. Book your ferry crossing today.
And remember to keep your phone or camera charged, as you really can’t go anywhere on Prince Edward Island without finding something beautiful.