Prince Edward Island: Travelzoo Tips

Mar 16, 2022

Canada's smallest province packs a punch:  picturesque towns, stunning coastal drives and of "Anne of Green Gables" fame. Prince Edward Island was part of our roundup of Canada's Greatest Islands, so we  pooled a collection of tips from our members and deal experts on things to do in the "birthplace of Canada". 

Take part in a clam dig 

"Visit PEI's south shore to take part in a favourite Island pastime: clam digs. The Hampton and Oyster Bed Bridge areas have shallow waters and sandbars, which make for easy uncovering with just your hands. Pro tip: Leave your clams and quahogs undisturbed in salt water for an hour and they will release their sand and grit. This way it doesn't end up in your meal!" — Amanda, Travelzoo Member

See the Bottle Houses of PEI

After a delayed opening, this unique PEI landmark is open for the 2020 summer season. Travel writer Jim Byers shares his experience exploring these unusual structures made from empty wine bottles. 

Visit Thunder Cove Beach in Darnley, P.E.I.

"Thunder Cove Beach is located about 30 minutes northeast of Summerside, P.E.I. This hidden gem is far away from the crowds at popular Cavendish or Brackley beaches. If you walk to the right, you'll see dunes and sand as far as the eye can see. Walk to the left, and you'll find yourself in a little sandy cove surrounded by the red cliffs PEI is famous for. There's also the Teapot Rock, which is probably the most photographed landmark on the Island. There are no facilities and it's a bit tricky to get to if you have accessibility issues, but it's definitely worth the trip!” — Laura, Travelzoo Member

Tee Off at the Links at Crowbush Cove

Stay at the 5-star Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort, one of Atlantic Canada's most luxurious resorts and tee-off at the Links at Crowbush Cove. It is one of the island's top-rated golf courses, and the one that put PEI on the world golf map. For more information, check out a blog feature we did in 2021 on this gorgeous property. 

Embark on a Scenic Coastal Drive

Discover PEI at your own pace on a scenic coastal drive. Red sandstone cliffs, stunning sand dunes and stretches of golden sand await on three different coastal drives across the province.  Stop for a bite at a local restaurant, take photos and videos to share with friends and family, and take your time as you explore our smallest province. 

Immerse Yourself in the World of Anne

Anne of Green Gables captured the hearts of many, and at PEI, you can walk explore the land that inspired L.M. Montgomery. Visit the Green Gables Heritage Place or the Anne of Green Gables Museum. You could plan out an entire day learning more about our favorite red haired heroine. 

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