150 fun things to do on PEI this summer

Every Friday for the next 15 weeks, we will be posting 10 fun things to do on PEI this summer – we encourage you to do them all!

  1. Join the Band:  Canada Day in Victoria-by-the-Sea starts with the Island Chocolates Marching Kazoo band leading marching from Island Chocolates on Main Street to the Welcome Centre.  Join the band – Kazoos provided, practice at 11:45, marching starts at 12 noon.
Borden area
  1. Check out Confederation Bridge: It’s celebrating 20 years in operation this year. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and continues to endure as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century.
  2. Enjoy hand-held pies from the Hand-Held Pie Company in Borden.                                                    4. Put together a picnic – savour pies, a local beer or wine – and enjoy it in the park in Borden or                                                                           5. Go to Chelton Beach – a few minutes from Borden on the way to Summerside.                                                                                               6. Visit Bedeque: July 8 is the official opening of the Bedeque Area Museum’s exhibit to mark the centenary of the rail-ferry service between Borden and Cape Tormentine in 1917. You can learn about the ice-boats, the ferry and the bridge- in what was formerly Callbeck’s General Store.                                                                                                 7. Stock up on meat, poultry, eggs and veggies at Crystal Green Farms – 2377 Route 112.
Charlottetown
  1. Check out the tall ships (and the Charlottetown waterfront)- June 30 to July 2
Plan ahead
  1. Book at ticket to see Lennie Gallant’s show “Abegweit” in Summerside. This takes planning, as there are only 8  shows-July 11,12,25,26 Aug 8,9,22 and 23.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to hear the songs of this talented songwriter.  Lennie has added stories, stunning artwork by his sister Karen, and seamlessly ties it all together-his obvious love of the Island, a great sense of place and time, the  artwork of his sister – and his beautiful songs.
  2. Get to Rendez-vous Rustico. This festival features dance, music and the traditional arts of the circus. Come and enjoy the “joie de vivre” Acadienne and francophone and hear Lennie Gallant (yes, we’re big fans!) in concert on July 30 – in the oldest wooden church on PEI.