Prince Edward Island

Atlantic Canada Lighthouse on the cliff at Souris, Prince Edward Island
Why Atlantic Canada is the Best Place to Spend Your Summer Holiday

Walk barefoot along a secluded beach.  Smell the salty, crisp, clean air. Savour lobster, scallops, clams, mussels and other bounties of the sea. These and many more memorable experiences await you this summer in Atlantic Canada and the Maritimes. This year, in particular, it’s a great destination to consider when
Continue Reading »

RIpley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium in Cavendish , PEI
Shrunken Heads and Hidden Secrets at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island

We make the pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island from Nova Scotia every year, old friends from high school, plus our respective husbands and kids. Our mission: to spend as much time as possible on the beach and with each other, toasting s’mores, reminiscing about old times. We all agree that
Continue Reading »

PEI landscape for article about New Glasgow Prince Edward Island
5 Delicious, Relaxing Family Adventures in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island

Many Canadian vacationers know Prince Edward Island as an old-fashioned, laid-back paradise with red sand beaches, delicious fresh seafood, and plenty to do for kids. The epicentre of family adventure is Cavendish, with Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Sandspit Amusement Park, the Cavendish Boardwalk, and of course, Cavendish Beach. But what about
Continue Reading »

Big Family Travel Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!
Big Family? Here Are Some Unique and Affordable Accommodations for Big Broods!

Let’s face it. Travelling as a family of five or more in an accommodation world built for four can be challenging. I know this all too well. When my kids were small, it was possible—though never preferable—to cajole the wee three into one bed. Now that the oldest tops me
Continue Reading »

Canadian National Parks
A Journey Across Canada’s Provinces and Territories in 13 National Parks

From the grandeur of Rocky Mountains in Jasper to the salmon-filled streams of Gwaii Haanas, Canadian National Parks are natural treasures that draw visitors from around the country and around the world. This year, in honour of Canada 150, Parks Canada is offering free entry into all of these gems. It’s
Continue Reading »

12 Incredible Family Adventures in The Magdalen Islands
12 Incredible Family Adventures in The Magdalen Islands

“The Maggies!?” squeals my neighbour when I tell her about a possible destination for our family road trip, “Oh my gosh, you have to go.” She pulls out her honeymoon album and continues gushing: “Helen, the beaches are beautiful, the cheese is amazing, there’s a great brewery, we cycled the
Continue Reading »

Animal Adventures - Island Hill Farm
Prince Edward Island for Animal Lovers

Are you a lover of warm and fuzzy or soft and snuggly? Get close to your animal brethren on Prince Edward Island (PEI), an awesome place for creature experiences of all kinds. And with the small size of the island, you could easily try them all over several days! Here
Continue Reading »

So the Trump Victory Means You’ll Take Your Vacation in Canada? We Got You Covered!
So the Trump Victory Means You’ll Take Your Vacation in Canada? We Got You Covered!

If the results of the recent US election have you feeling a bit apprehensive about travelling south of the border, rest assured that you do not need to leave the peaceful, politically sedate confines of Canada to experience holiday bliss.

Charlottetown with Kids
Family Fun in The Historic City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

With so many stunning beaches on Prince Edward Island, it’s easy to forget that PEI also has one of Canada’s most historic, picturesque, and easily walkable cities. Our family made Charlottetown, PEI part of our itinerary on a summer road trip from Halifax to Quebec’s Magdalen Islands, and we’re so glad we did! Here
Continue Reading »

Marble Mountain ski hill in Eastern Canada
The Appalachian Powder Trail: 12 Great Ski Hills in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada boasts plenty of amazing opportunities for downhill skiing.  Beautiful hardwood forests, minimal wait-time at the lifts, uncongested trails, sea views and of course, great maritime hospitality are all great reasons to visit ski hills on the East Coast.  This year, Atlantic Canada expects more winter adventure visitors than ever, especially
Continue Reading »