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Prince Edward Island

2011

Vacation packages your guide to genuine Island vacations

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Charlottetown, Canada's birthplace, knows how to have a good time. Experience the perfect blend of culture, romance, charm and hospitality in our seaside capital. Take in one of our many festivals celebrated throughout the seasons, and sample our culinary delights, heritage landscapes and urban flair.

To order your free Charlottetown Activity Guide

1-800-955-1864

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND’S FINEST GOLF

The Golf Channel

Juniors play for free*

Premium Service Package

1-800-235-8909

at no estra cost

Unlimited golf package*

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We’ve organized our Island Vacation Packages into six categories. Jaunts are fun outings. Some will keep you busy for a few hours; others require the better part of a day. Let your sense of adventure guide you!

The other categories are multi-day experiences that include overnight accommodation. They are further divided into five categories: Family Focus, Get Together, Golf Heaven, Island Traditions, and Sea of Love.

Whichever type of experience you choose, each will put you in touch with friendly people who are happy to recommend their favourite restaurant or beach, steer you toward the best antique shop or fishing spot, and even share an Island secret or two.

Jaunts .......................... page 18

These mini-adventures are as varied as the Island itself. Some will have you out and back in few hours, while others may take up to a full day.

Family Focus................ page 20

Choose from a variety of experiences that will help you spend real time together, and let you rediscover all of the little things you love about your family.

Get Together ................ page 32

Here’s a selection of packages that will entice the old gang to gather for some brand new fun.

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Golf Heaven................. page 36

It’s just what it sounds like. With affordable green fees, more than 30 courses, and breathtaking scenery surrounding every fairway, well, that’s how we came up with the name.

Island Traditions ......... page 46

Allow yourself to be truly immersed in our way of life. Soak in the flavours, music, stories, customs, and rich history of this enchanting place.

Sea of Love .................. page 52

If you’re looking for a romantic setting, why not include gorgeous sunsets, the sound of the surf, and a fresh lobster dinner? This Island was made for romance!

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What we mean to say... We’ve added handy symbols to our packages, designed to give you pertinent information at a glance.

We Customize

This “happy” symbol indicates the operator will customize a package just for you! Go ahead and ask for the extras you’re looking for.

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Canada Select

Many packages display the Canada Select rating and category for accommodations.

Commissionable

This symbol designates packages that are commissionable to the travel trade industry.

Genuine Island Host

An indication that the operator has completed the GIH program and is ready to exceed your expectations with genuine Island-style hospitality.

PEI GOES MOBILE iPhone, Blackberry & phone peivacation.com/mobile End of day glow, a pleasure for the mind, the senses, and the soul. Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. Taxes and gratuities are extra, cancellation policy applies, based upon availability, and a deposit may be required. Surcharges may apply for premium golf courses or other extras. Please check with the individual operators for full package details. www.peivacation.com

Tourism Prince Edward Island has made every effort to ensure accuracy, but assumes no responsibility for the information in the Genuine Island Experiences book. Copyright © 2011, Tourism PEI. “Anne of Green Gables” and other indicia of Anne are trademarks and Canadian official marks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc. 5


Packages Online! Whether you’re getting together with friends, looking to rekindle some romance, or dreaming of unforgettable golf, PEI has what you’re looking for.

Go to www.peivacation.com/packages and check out our latest packages. WEB LINKS & PHONE Package listings peivacation.com/pei-package-offers Order a FREE Visitor’s Guide peivacation.com/guide Call a travel counsellor 1-800-463-4PEI (4734)

Experience horseback riding through wooded trails and along a sandy beach. Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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magine the perfect PEI getaway, with all of your activities planned out and pre-arranged. Our Island Vacation Packages allow you to focus on fun and relaxation, and forget about the details. Well, there are a few details you’ll want to get caught up in. Like the way the sunlight sparkles on the surface of the water. Or how the soothing

breeze mingles the scent of roadside wildflowers with the salty sea air. Or how life here is measurably slower, uncluttered by distractions. From the moment you arrive on Prince Edward Island, you’ll sense what so many others have discovered: It’s different here. And the difference is in the details.

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COVER PHOTO: Step onto our Island, and into a way of life apart from the mainland. Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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hat’s better than a summer day at the beach? The Island has more than 90 different beaches, each with its own special features. So grab your towel and a good book (and don’t forget the sunscreen). Then let the warm sand and cool sea breezes take you away. Photo: John Sylvester

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“Going to the beach” means different things

to different people. Just reading that phrase probably brought a vivid image to your mind. Was it a long walk with the waves lapping at your feet? Lying on a blanket with your eyes closed and the hint of a smile

on your face? Building a sandcastle? That’s one of the great things about a beach: It provides the perfect setting, and you create the experience. On Prince Edward Island, we provide the perfect beaches.

at the beach WEB LINKS PEI Beaches peivacation.com/pei-beaches Popular PEI Beaches peivacation.com/beach-locations Beach Map peivacation.com/pei-beaches-map

Warm sandy beaches surround the Island. Photo: John Sylvester

Surrounded by sand, of course Prince Edward Island claims miles of beautiful beaches. And each one has its own distinct character. Looking for sand that sings? Try scuffing your toes at Basin Head. How about clam digging? Check out one of the south shore beaches like Pinette or Tea Hill. Prefer lots of company? Then stop by Cavendish or Brackley Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. Need a campsite at the beach? Choose from seven of our Provincial Parks – Cabot, Panmure or Red Point are some favourites. South Lake, Points East Coastal Drive. Photo: Alan Deveau

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hether your ultimate dream is to play scratch golf or you’ve already turned professional, the game is different on Prince Edward Island. Some call it sublime. The way each rolling green course spreads out under a perfect sky. The way the ball seems to bounce in slow motion. The way you feel as though you’re breathing for the first time. It won’t seem real. But it is, and it’s waiting for you right here. Glasgow Hills Golf Course Photo: John Sylvester

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ooking for a quick nine holes or a day of luxurious golf ? Either way, we’ve got your game, and your vacation package. There are more than 30 courses on PEI, ranging from relaxing to challenging to exasperating. Public courses, five-star resorts, and everything in between. All surprisingly affordable. And because the Island is small, you’re never far from restaurants, theatre, shopping, and of course, more golf. Let us help you take your game to the next level. We think you’ll like it up here.

play inspired

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The Links at Crowbush Cove Photo: John Sylvester

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here’s fresh, and then there’s fresh. When you sit down to eat on Prince Edward Island, it’s very likely that lobster on your plate was caught within a mile of the table, and within the last couple of hours. Those vegetables? Picked this morning, right down the road. The herbs now creating those amazing flavours

in your mouth? Grown out back. And there are plenty of opportunities to really go hands-on: clam digging, potato farming, and oyster harvesting are just three examples. As we said, there’s fresh, and then there’s fresh. Find the culinary vacation package that’s right for you, and see what we mean!

...oooh so fresh WEB LINKS Cullinary vacation ideas peivacation.com/culinary-pei The Cullinary Trail peivacation.com/pei-culinary-trail Fall Flavours Festival peivacation.com/fall-flavours-festival

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ur world-class chefs demand local ingredients, because they know that while you may have travelled a long way to get here, the same shouldn’t be true of your food. Now imagine your entire vacation designed around what you eat. Learn what’s grown, raised, caught, and harvested on Prince Edward Island. How it’s prepared and served. Take a tour conducted by some of our finest restaurants. Sign up for a half- or full-day course at the Culinary Boot Camp. Explore the Culinary Trail, a series of itineraries designed around many of our food related treasures. And remember that September is Culinary Month, with the International Shellfish Festival, and Fall Flavours, an annual celebration of everything delicious on PEI.

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ating is naturally a part of any vacation. But imagine a trip designed around the food. More and more of our guests are doing just that, with vacation packages that include culinary tours, cooking “boot camps,� and all manner of gathering, catching, and harvesting of fresh ingredients.

Red sand, red lobsters and red potatoes make a great Island feast! Photos: James Ingram

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here are three convenient ways to arrive on Prince Edward Island. Halifax From New Brunswick, cross the dramatic Confederation Bridge, a journey that Atlantic takes about 10 minutes and brings you Ocean to Borden-Carleton in the southwestern region of the province. Or make the journey from Nova Scotia with Northumberland Ferries, a crossing that operates May through mid-December. The minicruise takes about 75 minutes and docks in Wood Islands in the province’s southeastern region.

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Regardless of where you arrive, the size and crescent shape of the Island make it easy to begin your tour at one entry point and end at the other. And remember, you only pay a toll when you leave!

Planning to fly? Arriving via the Charlottetown Airport places you in the central part of the Island, an ideal starting point for your tour.

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WEB LINKS Coastal Drives peivacation.com/pei-scenic-drives Tourism Regions peivacation.com/pei-touring-regions The Sights peivacation.com/pei-sights

Follow our coastal drives for ocean vistas, with shoreline views alternating from red sandstone cliffs to soft pink beach scenes. PHOTO: Shirley Gallant

Come share our world We want you to really experience our “Island way.” So we’ve created special vacation packages that invite you to share in the lifestyle of Prince Edward Island. We have a story to tell – one that reflects our rich culture and history, and of course, this glorious Island. The land is always changing; the ocean sees to that. But we hold fast to our traditions, our music & dance, our food,

and the warm spirit that welcomes visitors and keeps them coming back, year after year. Many of our Vacation Packages come with your very own PEI experts – people who can give you the inside story on the best seafood, the quietest beaches, the most unforgettable views. People who love to tell you about their world.

Colourful stretches of white, champagne, pink and red beaches. Island beaches are among the best in the country with the warm warmest ocean waters north of Virginia. PHOTO: Taylor Kennedy

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Jaunts

A jaunt is a mini-adventure, taking up anywhere from a few hours to a whole day. It can be completely planned, somewhat planned, or entirely unplanned. We recommend the middle option.

Taste Acadian Culture at Doucette House in North Rustico. PHOTO: John Sylvester

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jaunt |jont|noun . a short journey, usually taken for pleasure You should have a good idea where you’re going, how to get there, how long it should take, and what you’ll need (a map, drinking water, sunscreen, food, a hat?) The rest can be left up to your sense of adventure and tolerance for surprises. Need a few suggestions? How about kayaking along the Island’s coast, exploring the many coves and cliffs? A seaplane tour will let you share the sky with eagles. With 357 kilometers of groomed surface, the Confederation Trail reaches into every part of PEI and is perfect for biking, walking, or running; the section around St. Peters is especially scenic. Have you ever gone deep-sea fishing? Taken a horse-andcarriage ride? We recommend the haunted walking tour. A hot air balloon ride. And birdwatching -- we have more than 300 species! There is one thing you should be prepared for: While out on your jaunt, you’ll very likely discover something else you didn’t know existed, but that now seems irresistible. So save a little time for tomorrow’s jaunt! www.peivacation.com

Jaunts White sands tour & tea

from $27 / details online!

www.dalvaybythesea.com 1-888-366-2955

a20-minute history tour aExplore the changes from a rum-runner’s dream to its present status as PEI’s grand oceanfront resort

Immerse yourself in the colourful history of this North Shore gem with a personalized tour and afternoon high tea. Enjoy the picturesque grounds and rooms of this beautiful Victorian summer mansion. Dalvay is also known as the “White Sands Hotel” in the Road to Avonlea series and the Anne of Green Gables movies. Learn about Dalvay’s founder, Alexander MacDonald and granddaughters, Princess’ Laura and Helena.

aHigh tea in the MacMillan Room aSpecial parting gift

DALvAY-BY-THE-SEA 16 Cottage Cresent, Pei national Park PeR PeRSoN

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July 2 - Sept 6, Mon/Wed/Fri. 1:45

$27

Explore the shore

from $69 / details online! a1/2-day 1/2-day bike rental with quality mountain or hybrid bikes by Giant aGourmet picnic lunch aOrientation to PEI National Park trails aHelmets, locks, water

dalvaybythesea.com

1-888-366-2955 Dalvay-by-the-Sea

16 Cottage Cresent, PEI National Park PER couPlE fRom

June 20 - Sept. 17, daily Kids packages available.

$69

Mardi-Gras on Richmond Street in Charlottetown PHOTO: John Sylvester

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Family Focus The details have all been taken care of. The only thing left to do is choose the best vacation package, gather the family, and head to Prince Edward Island. The months will still go by, but this is one trip you’re all sure to remember!

Waterpark at Shining Waters Familly Fun Park in Cavendish. PHOTO: John Sylvester

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Gather the Family If your family is like most, everyone seems to be going in different directions. There are just too many things to do and not enough room in the schedule. Before you know it, months have gone by and you can’t even remember the last time you all relaxed and had fun together. One more reason to take a family vacation on Prince Edward Island. There’s so much here, affordable and close. Do you love water slides? (Who doesn’t?) Shining Waters Family Fun Park in Cavendish is a whole day’s worth of splashing and happy faces. Nearby Sandspit Amusement Park, Green Gables, and Avonlea Village are all designed around families. Or choose from more than 20 packages that include one or more of the following: a day at the beach, horseback riding, mini-golf, picnics, breakfast, dinner, ice cream, free movies, kids’ surprise gifts, and much more. Some packages can also be customized to meet your specific needs or interests.

3 park family pass

from $495 / details online! a33 nights’ accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage a Family pass to Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Sandspit & Avonlea Village of Anne a PEI National Park pass

Cavendish family getaway a Accommodation a PEI National Park pass a Admission for 4 to Sandspit Amusement Park, Avonlea Village, and Shining Waters Family Fun Park

Family Adventure

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CavenDiSh bOSOM bUDDieS COttaGeS & SUiteS Cavendish ***&cottagE

PER family

3 NigHtS

June 1-23/Sept. 6-30 $510 June 24-July 6/Aug 22-Sept 5 $660 July 7 - August 21 $780

from $460 / details online!

www.nrmci.com 1-800-285-8966

nOrth rUStiCO MOtel COttaGeS & inn North Rustico

**&HotEl/motEl **&cottagE PER family of 4

3 NigHtS

JuNE 13 - 26 $460 JuNE 27 - July 10 / aug 17 - SEPt 7 $540 July 11 - auguSt 16 $630

from $430 / details online! a 2 nights’ standard accommodation a 1-hour horseback ride a Family picnic basket a Family day-pass to Shining Waters Family Fun Park

www.roddbrudenell.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) rODD brUDenell river Roseneath ****RESoRt

PER family (2 adultS, 2 cHildREN) 2 NigHtS

June 19 - September 6

$430

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Horse trails at Brudenell Provincial Park. PHOTO: John Sylvester

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Family Focus Old-fashion family fun

from $390 / details online!

a 3 nights’ ocean-view accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage a Shining Waters Family Fun Park pass a PEI National Park pass

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1-800-363-3449

CavenDiSh bOSOM bUDDieS COttaGeS & SUiteS Cavendish

***&cottagE PER family

3 NigHtS

June 1-23/Sept. 6-30 $390 June 24-July 6/Aug 22-Sept 5 $540 July 7 - August 21 $660

Family fun in the sun

from $1150 / details online!

aAccommodation Accommodation aPEI National Park pass aSandspit Amusement Park, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, mini golf and Shining Waters Family Fun Park passes aShorter & longer stays available upon request

Family Traditions

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1-877-963-2929 SWept aWay COttaGeS

40 Simpson Mill Rd. Cavendish ***&cottagE PER family of fouR 7 NigHtS June 18-July 2/Aug 27 - Sept 5 $1150

July 2-August 26

$1525

from $335 / details online!

www.anneshirley.ca 1-800-561-4266

a 3 nights’ accommodation in a 2-bedroom motel apartment a PEI National Park pass a Family pass to Green Gables a Family pass to Avonlea Village a Family pass to Shining Waters Family Fun Park

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Immerse yourself in the story and time of Anne of Green Gables. Join “Anne” as you play the spoons or win a pig race at Avonlea Village. Spend a day conquering the cannon bowl, leading a mutiny or taking part in a cackle revue. All this and more at Shining Waters Family Fun Park, all the while staying next to Anne’s Haunted Woods. Ask us about Matthew’s Carriage rides (extra fee). ANNE SHIRLEY MOTEL & COTTAGES Cavendish

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before June 25 Jun 26-Jun 30 / Aug 26-Sept 5 July 1 - August 25

3 NightS

$335 $443 $530

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Family Focus Family time to play

from $553 / details online!

www.anneswindypoplars.com

1-800-363-5888

a 3 nights’ accommodation (5 & 7 nights available) a Family passes to Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Avonlea Village, PEI National Park & Silly Bandz a Green Gables and walking trails a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! a 3 park multi pass (see web) (optional)

It’s vacation fun time in Cavendish! Highlight your storybook holiday with a family day at Shining Waters Family Fun Park. Here’s an enchanting magical land of excitement and adventure: www. maritimefun.com. Wow, now let’s visit Avonlea Village with its pony rides, pig races and county fair. Be amazed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ANNE’S WINDY POPLARS COTTAGE RESORT Cavendish ****cottage

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3 NightS

June 19-30 / Sept 1-7 July 1-14 / Aug 21-31 July 15 - August 20

Making family memories

$553 $793 $988

from $489 / details online!

www.cavendishpei.com 1-800-454-4853 An Island family vacation is designed to be as wholesome & uncomplicated as an ice-cream cone on a summer afternoon.

Ice cream and a perfect day at the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival PHOTO: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

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a Accommodation in a 2-bedroom Cottage a Pass to PEI National Park a Pass to The Anne of Green Gables House a Family pass to Avonlea Village & Shining Waters Family Fun park a Free movies a Family pass to Sandspit Amusement Park included in 5 & 7 Night packages

Whether you and your family choose to traverse through the hiking trails at PEI National Park or take a leisurely walk through the sandy beaches of Cavendish, this package offers adventure and price that is unmatched. Optional extras include: Sandspit Amusement Park, deep-sea fishing or kayaking. CAvENDISH COuNTRY INN & COTTAGES Cavendish ***&cottage PeR Family oF FouR

3 NightS 5 NightS

June 16 - 30, Sept 1 - 5 $489 Jul 1 - Aug 31 $749 7 night packages also available

$676 $1069

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Family Focus

Authentic PEI Experiences

Family fun holiday

www.cavendishclarion.com

1-800-565-8881

Your perfect chance to take part in Island life, meet the locals - and go home with a story worth telling the neighbours! As a visitor to PEI, you can do more than just witness the Island way of life. You can live it, too. Real experiences. Simple pleasures. Being active and relaxed at the same time. Any island is its own unique world. Stories, music, recipes, and skills are preserved and passed down for generations. But here you’re welcome to take part, and take home some of our traditions.

from $349 / details online!

a 2 nights’ accommodation a Daily continental breakfast for 4 a Convenient picnic lunch to go a PEI National Park and Green Gables a 2 of the following: Avonlea Village, Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, or mini golf

Fun Fun Fun! Enjoy PEI’s greatest attractions and beaches at Cavendish Gateway Resort by Clarion Hotels (Cavendish area’s only franchise hotel). On-site amenities include heated indoor pool, tennis court, playground, wagon rides and a pass to historic Green Gables. See our website for 3- to 5-night packages. CAvENDISH GATEWAY RESORT Mayfield

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Family fun at the Maples WEB LINKS Authentic PEI Experiences peivacation.com/pei-experiences

2 NightS

June 1-June 16/Sept 11-Closing June 17-June 30/Aug. 22-Sept 10 July 1- August 21

from $620 / details online!

www.cavendishmaples.com

1-888-662-7537

Take hold of the line as you learn to sail on the quiet inlets. PHOTO: John Sylvester

a 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation a Passes to PEI National Park, Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home a Passes to 3 of the following great options; Shining Waters Family Fun Park, Avonlea Village, Sandspit Amusement Park, Cranberry Village

The Maples cottage resort is a perfect family getaway, offering superior services and amenities. Guests say it best; “Exceeded our expectations and great value!”, “…best family vacation ever!” At the Maples, children entertain themselves with three playgrounds, volleyball, badminton, basketball, fire-pits, etc. Customize your own 5-night family package in a 2-bedroom cottage (see options). CAvENDISH MAPLES COTTAGES Cavendish ****cottage

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3 NightS 5 NightS

$620 $740

$875 $1065

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Family Focus Cavendish family memories

from $745 / details online!

www.greengablescottages.com

1-800-965-3334

a 5 nights’ accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage a PEI National Park (beach pass) a Avonlea Village family pass a Shining Waters Family Fun park family pass a Family passes to Green Gables and Site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home

Magic family moments

Enjoy modern comforts and amenities at a resort that has been creating life-long memories for generations of families. Ideally located next door to Green Gables and Green Gables Golf Course – walking distance to attractions. We offer the best in family vacation value! Visit our website for details and pictures of our cottages, pool, treed landscape and playground. GREEN GABLES BuNGALOW COuRT Cavendish ***cottage

PeR Family oF 4

5 NightS

June 10 - July 8 / Aug 21 - Sept 5 July 9 - Aug 20

$745 $870

1-866-977-7466

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As unique as the Island is, we also share some of those childhood memories that make summers special no matter where you happen to be. The thrill of a speeding roller coaster, or the sheer joy of whipping down a waterslide. That inexplicable satisfaction of slamming your bumper car into your Dad’s. The fascination with museums populated by wax statues and devoted to life’s most bizarre events. They’re all part of the escape from the everyday that helps make summer so much fun. On PEI, we have all of those expected diversions, and quite a few unexpected ones, too!

from $429 / details online!

hiexpress.com/princeedward

a2 night’s accommodation aChoose from a family pass for 4 at the new Shining Waters Family Fun Park or a daypass to PEI National Park with 4 Cow’s ice cream vouchers aDinner for 4 at Wendy’s Restaurant aKid’s welcome surprise pack

Crank up the fun!

The friendly staff at the Holiday Inn Express recognize the importance of family. They are the ones we cherish and love so very much. That is why a family vacation is so important; having fun and being together will be memories you will always cherish. Enjoy our free hot buffet breakfast, sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness facility. Have fun! HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SuITES 200 Capital drive ***&hotel/motel

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

2 NightS

July 1 – September 1

$429

Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Time to slow down

No matter how old you are, there’s just so much noise and speed you can take. Just minutes from the amusement parks, you’ll find vast stretches of gorgeous beach, and stunning views of the dunes and the gulf beyond. Take a quiet walk anywhere along the shore. You may spot a beaver gliding silently through the water, or an eagle soaring overhead. Let yourself unwind as you savour an ice cream cone, and the day of family fun you’ve all just enjoyed together. 25


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See the Lights Lighthouses speak to people the same way they speak to ships weathering a storm. Maybe it’s the hope they represent or the promise of a safe haven. Whatever the reason, we guarantee you’ll find yourself drawn into Prince Edward Island. Of the over 50 lighthouses dotting our coastline, 40 still function as navigational aids while seven remain open to the public. Many have been moved, some more than once, away from the receding shore. The lighthouses of PEI: each unique, and each with its own story to tell.

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Family fun in Cavendish

from $599 / details online!

www.lakeviewlodge.cc 1-800-565-7550

a 7 nights’ accommodation in a standard or executive cottage a 7-day family pass to PEI National Park a Family pass to Green Gables a Family pass to Avonlea Village or Sandspit Amusement Park a Family pass to Shining Waters Family Fun Park

Look no further for family vacation fun! Enjoy the National Park’s hiking and biking trails and beautiful Cavendish Beach in the PEI National Park. Visit Green Gables and take a walk in the haunted woods. Step back in time at Avonlea Village or enjoy Sandspit Amusement Park, then entertain the kids at the new Shining Waters Family Fun Park. LAKEvIEW LODGE AND COTTAGES Cavendish Rd. Cavendish ***&cottage PeR Family oF 4

7 NightS

Open - June 30 / Sept 1- Close July 1 - August 31

Family fun

$599 $999

from $479 / details online!

www.qualityinnpei.com 1-800-265-5551

a 2, 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation a Breakfast each morning a 1/2 day bicycle rental for 4 a $50 dinner voucher at Brothers 2 Restaurant a Complimentary Green fees and Club rentals a Admission to 2 of the following parks; Shining Waters, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, or Sandspit Amusement Park

With this fun family adventure package you’ll get lots of great quality time with your entire family. Quality Inn guarantees it! We’ll arrange all the details while you and the kids enjoy splashing in our indoor or outdoor pools. In the morning, try our famous Belgian waffles. To add an “Experience PEI” to this package, check out our website. QuALITY INN & SuITES SuMMERSIDE 618 Water st. ***&hotel/motel

PeR Family oF FouR

June 19 - August 31st

2 NightS

$479

Westpoint Lighthouse PHOTO: John Sylvester

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Family Focus Family getaway

329 / details online!

$

www.qualityinnpei.com 1-800-265-5551

a2, 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation aBreakfast each morning a1/2 day bicycle rental for 4 aComplimentary green fees and club rentals a4 beverage coupons at our outdoor pool lounge

Get away to the Quality Inn, one of Summerside’s finest resorts. Relax in our indoor and outdoor pools or play a round of golf on our very own 9-hole, par-3 golf course. Explore experiences such as; clam digging, lobster fishing, learning about and creating with things from chocolate to seaweed. Check out “Experiences PEI” on our website (extra fee). QuALITY INN & SuITES SuMMERSIDE 618 Water st. ***&hotel/motel

PeR Family oF FouR

2 NightS

June 19 - August 31st

Family escape in Cavendish

$329

from $318 / details online!

resortatcavendishcorner.com

1-800-565-2243 One price does it all! For the smaller family we have combined family passes to five of the Cavendish Area’s finest attractions with accommodation in one of our newly renovated executive overnight rooms. Enjoy all the amenities of the Cavendish Area’s premiere full service resort. a 2 nights’ accommodation a Family passes to Avonlea Village, PEI National Park, Green Gables, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum and Mariner’s Cove Mini Golf

www.peivacation.com

RESORT AT CAvENDISH CORNER

Photo: Russel Monk

An Island holiday will become part of those legendary “remember when” family moments! Whose family photo album doesn’t have at least one happy goofy “here we are on vacation” shot, where the composition may be off and the kodachrome is faded, but the mood is unmistakably relaxed? And of course, who wouldn’t want to re-live those moments in the company of the whole family? Prince Edward Island seems to provide just the right magical mix of nostalgia and fun, with an ease of access and minimum hassle. Maybe it’s waking up in a tent pitched near the ocean, or a lobster boil on the deck of a cottage. Maybe it’s as simple as early morning beach walks, or as exciting (and affordable) as tickets to a full-scale production of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical©.

***hotelS/motelS PeR Family oF 4 (2 DouBle BeDS)

June 5 - 25 June 26 - July 3/Aug 22-Aug 31 July 4 - Aug 21

2 NightS

$318 $358 $416

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Family Focus Royal Family Vacation

from $403 / details online!

www.roddroyalty.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633)

a 2, 3, 5 or 7 nights’ standard accommodation a Family picnic basket a Family day-pass to Shining Waters Family Fun Park

Escape with the family this summer to enjoy PEI’s favourite family attractions and stay at PEI’s favourite family hotel. Located in Charlottetown – close to theatre, shopping and dining – and the home of one of the Island’s longest indoor waterslides! Book with Rodd Royalty for a family getaway you won’t soon forget! RODD ROYALTY

Charlottetown ***&hotel/motel PeR Family (two aDultS & two chilDReN)

June 16 - September 5

Fun Park Getaway

2 NightS

$403

from $201 / details online!

www.roddmillriver.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) Family time is fun time at the Mill River Fun Park, which includes such attractions as a large swimming pool, sea of balls, bumper boats, pirate ship, kiddies’ pool with waterslides, giant twister slide and the Aqua Rage. a1 night’s standard accommodation at Rodd Mill River a Family day-pass to Mill River Fun Park a Family picnic basket

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RODD MILL RIvER Woodstock ***&ReSoRt

PeR Family ( 2 aDultS & 2 chilDReN )

1 Night

July 1 - September 1

$201


Family Focus Cavendish family vacation

from $865 / details online!

www.shiningwatersresort.com

1-877-963-2251 Enjoy a fun filled family getaway in Atlantic Canada’s favorite family retreat. Stay at the Cavendish Area’s premier full service resort in a fully equipped 2 or 3 bedroom cottage. Your one price includes a week full of the best family fun Cavendish has to offer. SHINING WATERS - INGLESIDE RESORT a 7 nights’ accommodation a 7 day pass to PEI National Park a 2 day pass to Avonlea Village a Family passes to Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Mariner’s Cove Mini Golf and Cow’s Ice Cream Factory Tour

Cavendish Corner **&cottage PeR Family oF 4

7 NightS

June 5 - June 25 June 25-July 3/Aug 22- Aug 31 July 4 - August 21

$865 $1025 $1240

Sundance family fun

from $949 / details online!

www.sundancecottages.com

1-800-565-2149

Summerside Lobster Carnaval PHOTO: Barrett & MacKay

www.peivacation.com

a5 nights’ accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage aAvonlea Village family pass aSpoon lessons and period costumes aShining Waters family pass aChocolate mud pies aCow’s ice cream aPEI National Park passes

Busy enough to entertain the kids but enough down time for the adults. Hands down the best attractions on the Island. Exclusively for you, Avonlea Village musicians will set up a spoon playing lesson. At Shining Waters Family Fun Park, rest assured that there will be lots of play and fun in secure and clean environment. Our website has more options! SuNDANCE COTTAGES Cavendish ****cottage PeR Family oF FouR

5 NightS

June 11-July 8 July 9-September 4

$949 $1149

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Family Focus Family then and... now

from $1100 / details online!

Point Prim Lighthouse PHOTO: Russel Monk

www.fairwayscottages.com

1-877-963-2843

a7 nights’ accommodation aShining Waters Family Fun Park family pass aAvonlea Interactive Historic Village aCarriage ride along the beach aPEI National Park car pass a5 days on-site arts, crafts and games aAnne of Green Gables House, Haunted Woods and Trail

Enjoy the best of Cavendish Beach. Relive life as in your childhood at Avonlea Village, Matthew’s Carriage Ride along the beach & Anne of Green Gables House. Walk from your deck to the Haunted Woods, stroll to beach sunsets, and enjoy contemporary amusements parks sure to thrill your children. Five mornings a week enjoy a peaceful coffee or tea while your children participate in our on-site arts, crafts and activities including the all-time favourite potato sack races. FAIRWAYS COTTAGES Cavendish Beach ****cottage PeR Family oF FouR

7 NightS

June 17-July 2/August 21-September 4 July 3-August 20

$1100 $1400

Family fun package

from $349 / details online!

www.super8.com 1-877-892-7900

a Accommodation a PEI National Park pass or Shining Waters Family Fun Park pass a Cow’s ice cream tour, 4 free ice creams a Dinner at Wendy’s a Breakfast daily

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The definition of “Vacation” is simple, it’s a period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation! Here at the Super 8 we want to ensure that this is the vacation you experience while on PEI. So sit back, relax and leave the organizing to us. Accommodations, meals, activities, maps and directions, we will look after it all. While at the hotel, enjoy our whirlpool as well as Charlottetown’s only indoor saltwater pool. SuPER 8 CHARLOTTETOWN ***&hotel/motel PeR Family oF FouR

2 NightS

July and August

$349

1-800-463-4734


Family Focus PEI GOES MOBILE iPhone, Blackberry & phone peivacation.com/mobile

Make Awesome Memories

from $900 / details online!

www.rusticoresort.com 1-800-GOLF-PEI (465-3734)

a5 nights’ in a 2 bedroom cottage aIntroductory golf lesson for kids aGreen fees for 2 people daily (additional guests receive discounted rate) aPEI National Park Passes aGrass tennis courts, children’s playset, heated saltwater pool aDVD players and Wi-Fi aContinental breakfast

Enjoy the Journey! Being on an island means you’re never far from any of the local attractions. Make sure you see them all with Prince Edward Island’s only tip-to-tip cycling. Take in the fresh air and sunshine as you cycle through 357 kilometers of flat, groomed

Off the beaten path, yet minutes from both Charlottetown and Cavendish, Rustico Resort provides all the modern comforts of home. With our golf course across the street and Rustico Bay in the backyard, home has never been more fun! Dig for clams (Shovels and instructions provided!) and we’ll cook them for you, frolic in the pool after a set of tennis and introduce your kids to the joys of golf! A BBQ and smores at the bonfire finish your perfect day. RuSTICO RESORT

south Rustico ***cottage

PeR Family oF FouR

5 NightS

June 1 - July 8 & Aug 24 - Sept 22 July 9 - Aug 23

$900 $1175

surface through various wetlands and hardwood groves. Make a rest stop in charming villages along the way or enjoy a picnic on the banks of a shimmering river. The Confederation Trail is a biker’s and hiker’s dream. WEB LINKS The Confederation Trail peivacation.com/confederation-trail

Montague Marina

PHOTO: Barrett & Mackay

www.peivacation.com

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Get Together

Talking about the past is always fun, but maybe it’s time for some fresh adventure. Get the gang together and head to Prince Edward Island. Our vacation packages are sure to deliver plenty of new memories.

Lobster, deep-sea and seal watching tours are popular in all areas of the Island. Photo John Sylvester

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Get Together Living the life of an Islander Sometimes talking about our vacation with family and friends back home is almost as much fun as the trip itself. And the more personal the event, the easier it is to re-live -- and the more enjoyable to hear about. Our Unique Island Experiences will have all of them at the edge of their seats, and saying, “No way!” Imagine describing an excursion on a lobster fishing boat. Not just photographs of a lobster fisherman and a description of the sea, but pictures of you hauling up a trap and cooking your catch. Or shucking oysters you just harvested. Or creating a piece of Island folk art with your own hands, under the watchful eye of a skilled artisan. Or joining a master chef in the kitchen for a full-day lesson in turning fresh, local ingredients into a meal you’ll never forget. Many vacations consist of sights and sounds. On PEI, they can also include living the life of an Islander, at least for a little while. Long enough to forge lasting memories, and stories that are sure to be told again and again.

A relaxing getaway

from $64 / details online!

aAccommodation Accommodation in a quiet cottage, most with ocean-view aHomemade cookies aBottle of strawberry jam aUse of shore birds guide aWireless Internet, cable

Ocean escape

thebirchescottages.ca

1-800-463-4293 the birCheS hOUSekeepinG COttaGeS Tea hill ***&cottagE

PER 1-2 PERSoNS

fRom

May 1-June 14/Sept 7-Oct 31 $64 June 15 - September 6 $74

from $69 / details online! a Accommodation in a 2-bedroom cottage overlooking sand dunes and lighthouse a Island welcome gift a Bird-watching checklist a Bayside promenade

Cycle paradise

gulfshorecottages.com

902-672-2269 GUlF ShOre COttaGeS Stanhope Beach **&cottagE 1-2 PERSoNS

June 1-25 / Sept 5 - Oct 1

1 NigHt

$69

from $399 / details online!

www.dalvaybythesea.com 1-888-366-2955

a2 nights’ accommodation aFull breakfast daily aTwo 1/2-day bike rentals or one full-day aGourmet pack sack-lunch for two aPersonalized local riding route map aHelmets and locks aSouvenir water bottle

Explore the new North Shore Parkway and PEI National Park trail system with historic Dalvay-by-the-Sea as your base. Stunning shoreline, coastal bird watching and scenic rolling woodland trails await you. Enjoy accommodations at the gentle island’s grand oceanfront resort. CAA-AAA Four Diamond dining room. DALvAY-BY-THE-SEA

16 Cottage Crescent, Pei national Park ***&iNN ****&cottage PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

June 21 - September 19

2 NightS

$399

WEB LINKS Authentic PEI Experiences peivacation.com/pei-experiences

www.peivacation.com

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Get Together Marco Polo Inn

from $189 / details online!

www.marcopololand.com 1-800-665-2352 Everyone loves the Shellfish Festival! Photo John Sylvester

a2 nights’ accommodation in our beautiful, elegant, century-old inn a$50 gift certificate to Chez Yvonne’s restaurant, Cavendish a2 dairy bar ice creams

Fall Flavours Every September on PEI, you can experience the freshest products of our fall harvest from the land and sea. Our Signature Events created exclusively for the festival provide fabulous food in unique locations such as Chef on Board with Chef Michael Smith, Applelicious, Picnic in the Park, Farm Day in the City, Not Just Baked Boiled and Smashed - an Empty Bowls Event, and more. There are also “hands on experiences”, farm to gate opportunities and cultural events.

WEB LINKS Fall Flavours Festival peivacation.com/fall-flavours

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Marco Polo Land resort is a 100 acre property with full amenities. Stay with us in our beautiful elegant century-old Inn and enjoy our grounds that overlook the famous Green Gables Golf Course and the ocean. Great location for a walk, bike ride or drive. Our fully licensed restaurant is opened for special events and Sundays for brunch. MARCO POLO LAND Cavendish ***&iNN PeR couPle

2 NightS

May 30 – June 16/September 6 – 20 June 17 – September 5

Hog the Island

$189 $229

from $199 / details online!

www.super8.com 1-877-892-7900

a Accommodation a $50.00 dinner voucher a Harley Davidson care kit a 1 hour of pool at Dooly’s a Cow’s ice cream cones a Red Rock Harley Davidson discounts

Conveniently located directly off highway #1 and your closest hotel to Red Rock Harley Davidson, The Super 8 Charlottetown is a motorcyclist’s perfect location. Enjoy our free Superstart Breakfast, whirlpool, and Charlottetown’s only indoor saltwater pool. Also take advantage of our motorcycle wash station equipped with everything you need to get your bike shining like new. SuPER 8 CHARLOTTETOWN ***&hotel/motel PeR couPle

June & September July & August

2 NightS

$199 $209

1-800-463-4734


Festivals and events Besides all the wonderful annual events, watch for some newer activities such as: Fall Flavours in September; the Jazz & Blues Festival; the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, garden concerts, and even a ceilidh on the water! New at the Charlottetown Festival this season are the Broadway productions The Full Monty and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. There are community theaters all over the Island, featuring top-notch drama, comedy, music, and dance. The Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside seats 520, yet feels warm and intimate. Montgomery Theatre in North Rustico has a full schedule of plays, as well as the return of Johnny Belinda. Victoria Playhouse, King’s Playhouse, St. Peter’s Court House Theatre -- and many more -- all present local and touring shows. And the Festival of Small Halls is a showcase for Island talent, taking place in more than 25 communities across PEI.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Photo: Lisa Solitario, Imageworks Communication Group

“Highland Storm” in Summerside Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

The listings here are just a taste of all the Island activities you will have to choose from. And of course, check with your host for the inside scoop!. WEB LINKS Events on PEI in 2011 peivacation.com/events

www.peivacation.com

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Golf Heaven

The Links at Crowbush Cove Photo: Russel Monk

A great game of golf is a great game of golf, no matter where you’re playing. And a wonderful setting will always make a vacation more enjoyable. But when you can combine the two, when you know that right at this very moment, you’re watching your ball climb into a brilliant blue sky and everywhere you look you see perfection, that’s golf in Prince Edward Island.

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Golf Heaven Whether you’re looking for a golf vacation or just a vacation that includes golf, PEI is the perfect destination. With more than 30 courses ranging from friendly to frustrating, your dream game is here somewhere. Why is Prince Edward Island the top golf destination in all of Canada? For one thing, we have world-famous courses -- Dundarave, The Links at Crowbush Cove, Brudenell River -- courses played by golf legends like Nicklaus, Masters, and Watson. We have ninehole courses, luxury resorts, and everything in between. Fees are surprisingly affordable and you can often book your tee times online. And because the Island is relatively small, you’re never far from restaurants, accommodations, theatre, shopping, the beach, or that next course. That means you’ll spend less time getting around and more time playing a round -- or two! Choose one of our fabulous vacation packages and discover why so many people refer to PEI as Golf Heaven!

WEB LINKS Golf on PEI peivacation.com/pei-golf

www.peivacation.com

Swing into summer a11 nights ccommodation a Play a round of golf at a championshop course with golf cart a Continental breakfast a Pass for Green Gables or PEI national Park

Golf with Comfort

from $129 / details online!

cavendishclarion.com

1-800-565-8881 CavenDiSh GateWay reSOrt Mayfield

***&HotElS/motElS **&cottagE

PER PERSoN/Quad occ.

1 NigHt

June & September July & August

$129 $149

from $159 / details online! a22 nights’ accommodation choicehotels.ca/cn320 aGreen fees at 902-566-4424 Fox Meadow COMFOrt inn aCow’s ice cream 112 Capital Drive aSunshine breakfast daily ***&HotEl/motEl

PER PERSoN/douBlE occ.

Sept 16 - June 15 (on course avail.) June 16 - Sept 15

Championship Golf getaway a33 nights’ accommodation a 3 rounds of golf at Crowbush, Dundarave and Brudenell a Full breakfast daily a Pull cart a Custom packages

Waterfront, beach & golf a33 nights’ accommodation a 3 rounds of golf a Pull cart a Breakfast each morning a Complimentary range balls and tees a Extended low season a Packages customized

2 NigHtS

$159 $184

from $420 / details online!

innatbayfortune.com

1-888-687-3745

inn at bay FOrtUne Bay Fortune, Eastern PEI ◆◆◆ caa-aaa PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

Open - July 10 July 11 - August 27 August 28 - September 25 September 26 - Close

2 NigHtS

$420 $541 $511 $420

from $419 / details online!

innatsprypoint.com

902-583-2400

inn at Spry pOint

Little Pond, Eastern PEI ◆◆◆ caa-aaa PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

Open - July 10 July 11 - Close

3 NigHtS

$419 $517

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Golf Heaven Swing into summer a 2 nights’ accomodation a Two rounds of golf a 12 minutes to Brudenell and Dundrave a Custom packages for your special needs a Surcharges to some courses

Couples Spa & Golf a2 nights’ standard accommodation a1 round of golf at The Links at Crowbush Cove a30 Minute Aromatic Massage for Two

Love the Links

www.lanescottages.com

1-800-268-7532 lane’S COttaGeS & SUiteS 33 Brook St., Montague ***cottagE PER PERSoN / tRiPlE occ.

July & August To June & after Sept 1

2 NigHtS

$199 $179

from $484 / details online! www.roddcrowbush.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) rODD CrOWbUSh GOlF & beaCh reSOrt Lakeside *****RESoRt

PER couPlE / douBlE occ.

June - September May & October

2 NigHtS

$624 $484

from $299 / details online! a Accommodation a 2 rounds of golf at Fox Meadows with cart and range balls a $50 dinner voucher a Breakfast

City Golf

www.super8.com 1-877-892-7900 SUper 8 CharlOttetOWn ***&HotEl/motEl PER couPlE

1 NigHt

June and September July and August

$299 $329

from $99 / details online! a11 nights’ standard accommodation a 1 round of golf at the Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club a Breakfast daily

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from $179 / details online!

www.roddroyalty.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) rODD rOyalty

Charlottetown ***&HotEl/motEl PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

1 NigHt

June - September May & October

$137 $99

Our Family Golf Vacation in PEI by Charles Gulotta

I am here in PEI (that’s Prince Edward Island) with my parents. By the way, PEI is in Canada, which is a large country somewhere right above the US. They came here to play golf. I don’t know why, because they’ve never played in their lives. I asked them if I could stay home and they said no way. Give me a break, I’m fifteen! My sister is here and she’s nineteen, so that didn’t help. Anyway, yesterday I watched them play at this place called Glasgow Hills. We were playing on a huge hill and you could see the water below. Pretty cool. (I’m usually not much into the scenery thing, but PEI is amazing. We even saw two eagles flying overhead.) The day before, they played at a smaller course (my parents, not the eagles). It was quick. They liked it, and we were at the beach a halfhour later. I liked that. So get this, today we went to Countryview. They have three different tees, so if you’re a beginner you can play from the shorter one. There were practice areas, too. We all played. My sister is pathetic at sports, but I shot a four on the sixth hole and beat everyone! My Dad said I was a natural and we could play together. I told him I wasn’t that interested, you know, that it’s just a game. But 1-800-463-4734


then I looked in the Visitor’s Guide and saw that PEI has like 30 golf courses, more I think. They’re all over the place. Like, every part of the Island has courses, all different styles and skill levels. Most of the time you can even book your game online. There’s also a PEI golf guide, which I just might take a look at. My Dad said Jack Nicklaus played here, and Mike Weir, and other golfers even I heard of, so that really says something. Mom said next time we come to PEI, we should stay at the five-star golf resort. Dad told her she was dreaming, but he had a smile on his face when he said it, so I guess that means yes. He says the green fees are so reasonable here, we’d be crazy not to come back next year. Or maybe even in the fall. He wants to play a course called Crowbush, and another one called Dundarave. They’re championship courses, but I think I’m ready. WEB LINKS Golf on PEI peivacation.com/pei-golf Golf vacations on PEI peivacation.com/pei-golf-vacation Golf Map peivacation.com/golf-courses

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Crowbush Golf

from $160 / details online! a11 nights’ standard accommodation a1 round of golf at The Links of Crowbush Cove

www.roddcrowbush.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) rODD CrOWbUSh GOlF & beaCh reSOrt Lakeside *****RESoRt

PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

1 NigHt

July 11 – September 18

$160

72 Hour Challenge

from $334 / details online!

www.roddbrudenell.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633)

a 2 nights’ standard accommodation at Rodd Brudenell River a 4 rounds of golf: Dundarave, The Links at Crowbush Cove, and Brudenell River (2 rounds)

Start your clock at noon with a warm-up round of golf at Brudenell River Golf Course. The next morning sees back-to-back rounds at Brudenell River and Dundarave courses with a third day finally on the Links at Crowbush Cove Golf Course. RODD BRuDENELL RIvER RESORT Roseneath ****ReSoRt

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

May open - October close

2 NightS

$334

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Golf Heaven Swept Away Golf

from $139 / details online! aQuad Quad Occupancy - 2 night’s accommodations a2 rounds of golf at choice of Cavendish courses aPower carts included aNational park pass aCustomized packages available throughout summer

sweptawaycottages.com

1-877-963-2929 SWept aWay COttaGeS Cavendish ***&cottagE

PER PERSoN / Quad occ.

May & October

Luxury golf & spa packages a77 nights’ accommodation in a 4 star vacation home of your choice a3 rounds of golf at selected course a3 spa services aOther packages available

2 NigHtS

$139

from $564 / details online! www.123VacationHomes.net

1-877-973-4263 123 vaCatiOn hOMeS ****vacatioN HomE

PER PERSoN BaSEd oN 4 occuPaNtS 7 NigHtS

May 15 - October 15

Golfing our gentle island

$564

from $118 / details online!

www.anneswindypoplars.com

1-800-363-5888

a2 nights’ accommodation in a four-star cottage (additional nights and private hot tubs available) a1 round of golf at selected course (additional rounds available) aFull breakfast (in low season) aFree bridge pass for 2 nights, 2 rounds package (see web)

This is your golf place at these beautiful air-conditioned cottages in Cavendish. Large, modern, heated luxury 2- and 3-bedroom housekeeping cottages with king- or queen- beds, sofa beds, gas barbecues, cable TV, room phones, large decks with scenic views, pool tables, shuffleboard, table tennis, air hockey, fitness centre, sauna and hot tub. Call for double occupancy rates. ANNE’S WINDY POPLARS COTTAGE RESORT Cavendish

****cottage

PeR PeRSoN /QuaD occ.

2 NightS

May 1 - June 13 / Sept 16 - Oct 31(Low) $118 June 14 - 30 / Sept 1-15 $118 July 1 - August 31 $183

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Golf Heaven 7th hole at Mill River Provincial Golf Course.

Ultimate golf getaway

from $93 / details online!

Photo: Clive Barber

www.cavendishpei.com 1-800-454-4853

a 1 night’s accommodation a 1 round of golf a Confirmed tee times a Welcome gift

Our friendly staff will help you or your group organize the ideal golf package at some of the best Island courses then relax in a luxurious country setting overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Choose from a comfortable inn room, motel unit, or a deluxe 1- to 4-bedroom housekeeping cottage. We can customize our packages! CAvENDISH COuNTRY INN & COTTAGES Cavendish ***&iNN/B&B

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occuPaNcy

1 Night

May 1 - June 14 / Sept 5 - Oct 26 June 15 - September 4

$93 $149

Deck to Green In 2009, Prince Edward Island, played host to the Big Break, a GOLF CHANNEL TV reality style show. This was the first time the show had been hosted in Canada. Male and Female contestants from all across North America came to Mill River Golf Course to compete in a variety of challenges that tested physical skills and mental toughness, with the winner awarded their “Big Break”. www.peivacation.com

from $99 / details online!

www.cavendishgolf.com 1-888-662-7537

a1 night’s cottage accommodation a1 round of golf at a Cavendish area course or your choice of other Island courses (surcharge for Crowbush Cove, Dundarave and Green Gables)

Golf is only half the fun at the Maples! The ideal location – minutes from the highcaliber Cavendish golf courses – allows more time to enjoy our many amenities. When you return to your air-conditioned cottage, you may take delight in firing up the barbecue on the deck, soaking in the hot tub or just relaxing by the firepits. So many ways to celebrate a perfect golf day! Check out all our packages at www.cavendishgolf.com CAvENDISH MAPLES COTTAGES Cavendish ****cottage

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

1 Night

May and October June 1 - 23 September 5 - mid October

$99 $119 $129

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Golf Heaven The secret is out!

Canadians have long recognized Prince Edward Island as the top golf destination in the country. Likewise, Americans -- especially those in the northeast -- have flocked here year after year to play the Island’s impeccable courses. And now a brand new designation is sure to have the rest of the golfing world taking notice: The International Association of Golf Travel Operators has chosen PEI as its 2011 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year. Was it our breathtaking scenery, the quality and variety of our courses, or the value and convenience of playing here? All of the above, and more. Just a two-hour flight east of Toronto, PEI is a world apart. Breathtaking views, an astounding variety of local culture, culinary delights, and welcoming people all add to the golf experience -- which on its own would be worth the trip. Whether you’re a beginner, a regular player, or dreaming of turning professional, you’ll find just the right course, and fees lower than you might expect. (continued on next page)

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Golf getaway

from $369 / details online!

deltaprinceedward.com 1-866-894-1203

a1 night’s accommodation a1 round of golf per person (course options are Mill River, Brudenell, Dundarave, Fox Meadow and Crowbush)

Prince Edward Island was recently awarded the “Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year” for 2011 by the IAGTO! Known as Canada’s #1 Golf Destination, PEI has 32 courses, each with distinct character, layout, design and all within 30 minutes of Charlottetown! An undiscovered golf haven, Prince Edward Island has it all, breathtaking views, world-class golf courses, with a compact geography for those who want to minimize travel and maximize the destination experience!

aComplimentary parking a25% Food and beverage discount (alcholic beverages excluded)

DELTA PRINCE EDWARD 18 Queen st, Charlottetown ****&hotel/motel PeR couPle / DouBle occ.

1 Night FRom

June - Oct. (Delta Standard Guestroom) $369 (subject to course open/close dates)

Golf till you drop

from $170 / details online!

www.rusticoresort.com 1-800-GOLF-PEI (465-3734)

a2 nights’ accommodation a4 rounds of golf with shared power carts aRustico Resort golf shirt aPEI National Park passes aWi-Fi aContinental breakfast

The Island’s best value! Golf all day on our challenging, ocean-side 18 hole course. Warm up on the putting and chipping greens, kick back in the outdoor heated pool. Share the day’s stories with a BBQ and a fire. All accommodations are on the water, ranging from bayview rooms to 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages. RuSTICO RESORT

south Rustico ***cottage

PeR PeRSoN/DouBle occuPaNcy

2 NightS

May & Sept 23 - Oct 15 June 1 - July 8 & Aug 24 - Sept 22 July 9 - Aug 23

$170 $185 $195

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Golf Heaven Great golf experience

from $306 / details online!

hiexpress.com/princeedward

1-866-977-7466

a 2 nights’ accommodation a 2 rounds of golf per person, including power cart a Choose from Eagles Glenn, Andersons Creek or Fox Meadow golf courses a Deluxe hot buffet breakfast daily a Use of sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness facility

Experience Canada’s premier golf destination! Get ready to be inspired by the golfing challenges and the scenic beauty of our famous Island courses. We deliver the perfect blend of quality and value offering beautifully decorated and spacious guest rooms that are 100% smoke-free! Discounted packages also available for the famous Links at Crowbush Cove, Dundarave and Brudenell River courses. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SuITES 200 Capital drive ***&hotel/motel

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

2 NightS

June and September July and August

$306 $326

Early Bird and Fall Fever

from $79 / details online!

www.roddvacations.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) Back by popular demand. Now available at our 3 resort locations. Limited rooms available at this rate, Book Now! RODD HOTELS AND RESORTS

Mill River, Brudenell or Crowbush

a 1 night’s accommodation at a Rodd Resort a 1 round of golf at Mill River, Brudenell or the Links at Crowbush Cove

www.peivacation.com

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

1 Night

Mill River $79 Brudenell $99 Crowbush $129 May open - July 10 & September 19 - Oct. close

A wide dolortin variety ofutvacation illa consecte tem packages include greennul fees zzrilla consent and accommodations, as well as amenities such as breakfast, dinner, beverages, discounts, confirmed tee times, commemorative gifts, or therapeutic massage. Be sure to read through all of the listings on these pages to find the package that best meets your needs and interests. Join us for the 3rd annual International Couples Golf Festival -- five days of unforgettable play, fine dining, music, and great friends. It’s an excellent way to meet new golfing buddies and create lasting memories. And if slightly cooler weather and thinner crowds sound appealing, visit us in September. You’ll be greeted by lower rates, the annual Fall Flavours food celebrations, the International Shellfish Festival, and of course, that same warm welcome from Islanders. Remember, PEI is Canada’s smallest province, so you’re never far from beaches, restaurants, theatre, or any of over 30 stunning courses. We’re sure that whether you’ve been coming here for years or have just found this “undiscovered” golf destination, your favourite round of golf is waiting for you somewhere on Prince Edward Island. 43


Golf Heaven Your Big Break

from $217 / details online!

www.roddmillriver.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) Our Big Break golf package offers a chance to stay and play at the same resort as the cast of the hit TV series Big Break! Stay 2 nights, play 2 rounds and challenge your golf partners to a friendly competition on the course. a 2 nights’ standard accommodation a 2 rounds of golf at The Mill River Golf Course a Big Break: Prince Edward Island commemorative gift

Cavendish Golf getaway

Belfast Greens

Photo: Brian McInnis

RODD MILL RIvER - A RODD SIGNATuRE RESORT Woodstock ***&ReSoRt

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

Mid-May - Mid October

2 NightS

$217

from $158 / details online!

shiningwatersresort.com 1-877-963-2251

a2 nights’ accommodation a2 rounds of golf aConfirmed tee times aFull breakfast each day

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Experience the Cavendish Area’s four championship golf courses or select from any of PEI’s other outstanding courses. Stay in a fully equipped cottage for four with deck and bbq or a cozy country inn room for two. After your game visit our on site restaurant, enjoy an in-room movie, or one of the many Cavendish attractions. SHINING WATERS - INGLESIDE RESORT Cavendish Corner ***B&B ***&cottage PeR PeRSoN /QuaD occuPaNcy

2 NightS

Open - June 2/Sept 20 - Close June 3 - 25th. September 5 - 19

$158 $198 $228

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Golf Heaven Brudenell Green Fever

from $99 / details online!

www.roddbrudenell.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633)

11th green at Brudenell Photo: Clive Barber

If it is golf you want, it’s golf we have at Rodd Brudenell River Resort. Test your skills at Brudenell River Golf Course, or Dundarave Golf Course. This is the perfect cure for the fever. a1 night’s accommodation a 2 rounds of golf at your choice of Brudenell River Golf Course or Dundarave Golf Course

RODD BRuDENELL RIvER Roseneath **** ReSoRt

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ. / moNDay – thuRSDay

1 Night

Open-July 10 / Sept. 19 - October close

$99

Cavendish Golf & Lobster

from $175 / details online!

www.fairwayscottages.com

1-877-963-2843

a2 nights’ accommodation a2 rounds of golf at a Cavendish Beach Golf course (or surcharge for the Links at Crowbush Cove, Dundarave, Brudenell, Mill River and Green Gables) aLobster dinner (or substitute for steak or chicken) ready in your cottage upon return from golf

Within 8 minutes are four 18-hole championship golf courses. We customize the majority of our golf packages and we package with every course on Prince Edward Island. Our favourite package amongst our repeat golf groups is the golf and lobster special, as we take care of all the details. You simply return to your deck to throw on the steaks or have your lobster dinner waiting for you. Call or email us with your requests and we will provide you a final price point whether 2 or 72 golfers in your group. Be sure you tee up at Fairways in 2011. FAIRWAYS COTTAGES Cavendish Beach ****cottage

PeR PeRSoN/QuaD occuPaNcy

May 20 - June 2/Sept 21 - close June 3 - June 29 June 30 - Sept 20

www.peivacation.com

2 NightS

$175 $230 $275

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Deroma at Three Rivers, one of Canada’s earliest designated National Historic Sites Photo: John Sylvester

Island Traditions The term traditions may conjure thoughts of history: The Fathers of Confederation meeting at Province House in Charlottetown and strolling up Great George Street. A visit to a fishing village or attending a Saturday night ceilidh in one of dozens of small halls in communities across the Island. Or the fall harvest and PEI’s eternal connection to the land and the sea. 46

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Island Traditions Blending easily with those older traditions are many newer ones, such as a performance of Anne of Green Gables -- The MusicalTM, Canada’s longest-running stage show that still draws visitors from all over the world. The PEI Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival, an annual presentation of the Island’s musical heritage. Acadian festivals that take place all over PEI and commemorate our French history. And the Mi’kmaq Pow Wow, a yearly celebration of our First Nations culture.

Stay, play & drive away a22 nights’ accommodation a2 tickets to a Mainstage musical of your choice a2 Cow’s ice cream aConfed. Bridge pass aSunshine breakfast

Theatre Downtown a11 night’s accommodation aDowntown a 5 minute walk to the theatre aOne ticket to Confederation Centre main stage show aBottle of Rossignol wine aAnne of Green Gables Chocolate Truffles

from $398 / details online! choicehotels.ca/cn32

902-566-4424 COMFOrt inn Charlottetown ***&HotEl/motEl

PER couPlE

2 NigHtS

June 20 - July 9 July 10 - October 1

$398 $438

from $109 / details online! www.innonthehill.com 1-800-INN-4PEI QUality inn & SUiteS DOWntOWn Charlottetown ***&HotEl/motEl

PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

1 NigHt

October 1 – June 20 June 21- Sept 30

$109 $129

Upgrade to a junior suite for only $30.00

Cue the excitement Visitors flock to hear the myriad of musical sounds and festivals that can be found throughout the province. Photo: Yvonne Duivenvoorden

These events and many more too numerous to list here will help to fill your visit to Prince Edward Island with a rich sense of our traditions. And the vacation packages on the following pages offer special discounts that will help you enjoy as many of those traditions as possible. WEB LINKS Festivals peivacation.com/pei-festivals

www.peivacation.com

from $259 / details online! a Accommodation a 2 tickets to Anne of Green Gable – The MusicalTM or any other main stage production a $50 dinner voucher a Breakfast

Best in musical theatre a11 night’s standard accommodation a Tickets to: Confederation Centre of the Arts performance or the Feast Dinner Theatre (Selected Dates)

www.super8.com 1-877-892-7900 SUper 8 CharlOttetOWn ***&HotEl/motEl PER couPlE

1 NigHt

June and September July and August

$259 $279

from $132 / details online!

roddcharlottetown.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633)

rODD CharlOttetOWn Charlottetown ****&HotEl/motEl PER PERSoN / douBlE occ.

1 NigHt

June 17 - October 9

$132

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Island Traditions Making History in Rustico

from $730 / details online!

www.barachoisinn.com 1-800-963-2194

a 3 night’s luxurious accommodation a Sumptuous breakfast and bathrobes a Personalized tours of historic Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, Doucet House and St. Augustine’s Church a Authentic Acadian meal for two a PEI National Park pass, towels & chairs a Keepsake – photos for your scrapbook

The road to Avonlea

Join us in Rustico and explore this historic community with a personalized tour; dress in Acadian costume; share in the preparation of a meal cooked on the open hearth of the Doucet House c1772; eat and drink at the table by the hearth with candlelight; enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of a truly authentic experience. Create memories to last a lifetime in picturesque Rustico! BARACHOIS INN Rustico *****B&B PeR couPle

3 NightS

June - September

$730

from $299 / details online!

www.dalvaybythesea.com 1-888-366-2955

a 2 nights’ accommodation a Full breakfast daily a Tea & Tour a Tickets to Anne of Green Gables – The MusicalTM a Passes to Green Gables

Spend some quality time at the original “White Sands Hotel,” Dalvay-by-the-Sea. A National Historic Site of Canada, featured in the Sullivan EntertainmentTM Series Road to Avonlea and the popular Anne of Green Gables movies. Step back in time and enjoy a game of croquet, afternoon tea, and all the amenities of PEI’s grand ocean-front resort. DALvAY-BY-THE-SEA

16 Cottage Crescent, Pei national Park ***&iNN ****&cottage PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

June 21 - September 19

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WEB LINKS Anne of Green Gables peivacation.com/anne-of-green-gables All things Anne peivacation.com/all-things-anne Life changing books peivacation.com/life-changing-books

For the 2011 season, The Charlottetown Festival proudly presents a reimagined new production of Anne of Green GablesThe Musical™ for a new generation! They are stripping the show down to its bare bones and rebuilding it with a new concept, new design, new director, new choreographer and more.

2 NightS

$299

1-800-463-4734


Island Traditions Over the last century, millions of readers from around the world have come to know and love Anne of Green Gables

Theatre package

from $389 / details online!

hiexpress.com/princeedward

1-866-977-7466

Photo: John Sylvester

a 2 night’s accommodation a 2 tickets to Anne of Green Gables – The MusicalTM or other Mainstage production at the Confederation Centre a 2 Cow’s ice cream vouchers a Deluxe hot buffet breakfast daily a Use of indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness facility for your relaxation

Theatre experience

Enjoy some of Atlantic Canada’s best live theatre! You will experience some of Prince Edward Island’s history and discover for yourself what inspired the famous Lucy Maud Montgomery to create her muchloved story, Anne of Green Gables. The musical has charmed visitors from around the world. This cultural experience will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SuITES 200 Capital drive ***&hotel/motel PeR couPle

2 NightS

June and September July and August

$389 $429

from $299 / details online!

deltaprinceedward.com 1-866-894-1203

a1 night’s accommodation a1 ticket per person to Charlottetown Festival Main stage production aComplimentary parking a25% food and beverage discount (alcoholic beverages excluded)

Loved by millions around the world, the family classic, Anne of Green Gables – The MusicalTM tells the poignant and funny story of Anne Shirley, the spunky red-headed orphan who comes to PEI hoping to find a happy home. With her fiery temper, passion for melodrama and romance, and penchant for misadventure, she brings laughter, love and more than a little consternation to Avonlea. DELTA PRINCE EDWARD 18 Queen st, Charlottetown ****&hotel/motel PeR couPle / DouBle occ.

1 Night FRom

June 15 - October 8 $299 (based on double occupancy, Delta Standard guestroom)

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Island Traditions Anne-refreshingly timeless

from $339 / details online!

www.kindredspirits.ca 1-800-461-1755

a Accommodation of 3 or more nights a Passes to all Anne of Green Gables sites, Avonlea Village and PEI National Park a Tickets to both “Anne” musicals a Matthew’s Carriage Ride a Anne book /Anne hat /Cow’s ice cream a Daily country gourmet breakfast a Package is fully customizable

At Kindred Spirits, we love to celebrate the timeless values that the story of Anne represents-family, nature, peace, creativity & imagination! We are located just over the fence from Anne’s House and we invite you to come and experience the excitement of living a few days in the real Avonlea! KINDRED SPIRITS COuNTRY INN & COTTAGES Cavendish

****B&B

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

May 15-June 19/Sept 5-Oct 24 June 20 - Sept 4

Discover “Anne”

3 NightS

$339 $415

from $216 / details online!

resortatcavendishcorner.com

1-800-565-2243

a 2 nights’ accommodation a Full breakfast each day a Admission to: Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables Museum, LM Montgomery Homestead and LM Montgomery Birthplace and Avonlea Village

L.M. Montgomery lived just across from the Resort at Cavendish Corner. Experience first hand the landscape and culture which inspired her much-loved book Anne of Green Gables. Take a short walk to Green Gables house, Green Gables Post Office, the site of Lucy Maud’s Cavendish Home and the cemetery where she rests. Travel back in time during your visit to Avonlea Village. RESORT AT CAvENDISH CORNER

***hotelS/motelS PeR couPle

Open-June 25/Sept 5-Close June 26 - July 3/Aug22-Sept 4 July 4 - Aug 21

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2 NightS

$216 $256 $314

1-800-463-4734


Island Traditions Barachois house in Rustico Photos: John Sylvester

The land of Anne

from $246 / details online!

shiningwatersresort.com 1-877-963-2251

a 2 nights’ accommodation a Full breakfast each day a 1 Dinner for 2 at Rachael’s Ristorante a Passes to Green Gables House, Avonlea Village, Anne of Green Gables Museum and more... (see website)

Stay in the original Pierce MacNeill farm house and learn of its unique ties to the story of “Anne”. Visit Green Gables house and the many local sites linked to the life and times of author Lucy Maud Montgomery. In season, attend Anne of Green Gables The Musical. (ask for ticket prices). Experience first hand the very special charm of the Shining Waters-Ingleside Resort. SHINING WATERS - INGLESIDE RESORT Cavendish Corner, PEI ***B&B PeR couPle

2 NightS

Open - June 25/Sept 5 - Close June 26 - July 3/Aug 22-Sept 4 July 4 - Aug 21

Explore the Island’s Acadie

The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico & Doucet House Museums, a National Historic Site, operated from 1864 to 1894 as the first people’s bank and is credited with being “the precursor of the credit union movement in North America”. The museum describes the settlement of the community by the Acadians, and is the Genealogical Centre of Rustico Acadian families. www.peivacation.com

$246 $300 $318

from $108 / details online!

www.regionevangeline.com 1-888-954-3409 A warm reception in the Évangéline region where the inhabitants proudly celebrate and share their vibrant French heritage and joie de vivre awaits you! Accommodation reservations are necessary at least two weeks in advance. a1 night Chez Yvette Bed & Breakfast aAcadian Frolic of your choice aVouchers to Acadian Museum and Bottle Houses aLobster Supper for 2 aKeepsake from the Abram-Village Handcraft Co-op

RÉGION ÉvANGÉLINE Western Pei PeR PeRSoN

1 Night

July 1 – Sept 2

$108

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Sea of Love

If there’s one thing we know about Prince Edward Island, it’s that it inspires love. And it is not just the miles of sandy beaches, or the country inns with fireplaces, or the cozy dining rooms looking out over a river view – something in the air of the Gentle Island will cause you to slow down, look around and notice your partner in a whole new light.

Sunset on the beach (nothing better to create a romantic mood) Photo: John Sylvester

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Sea of Love Romance can be complicated (you may

Love & Lobster

have already noticed this), and certainly the question of what makes a vacation romantic is a subjective one. But if you look through the packages presented on these pages, you’ll find some common elements. Many have to do with food. We’re not sure why, but there’s a connection between the sense of taste and feelings of love. Chocolate. Wine. A gourmet breakfast. Quiet picnics. Afternoon tea. Dinner for two. Sounds, too, can kindle romance. A crackling fire. Soft music. A seagull’s call. Ocean waves. And fragrances: the evocative scent of cut flowers, and fresh air on a breezy, moonlit night. Then there’s touch. A relaxing massage. Long, slow walks on the beach. Carriage rides and holding hands. And of course, beautiful scenery. Rolling green hills, red cliffs hugging a breathtaking shore. A perfect blue sky. Okay, maybe romance isn’t so complicated after all. It’s really about spending time together. And there’s no better place to do that -- no more romantic place -- than Prince Edward Island.

from $327 / details online! a33 nights’ ocean-view accommodation a$50 gift certificate at Fisherman’s Wharf afireplace and Jacuzzi abottle of Wolf Blass wine ause of terry robes

cavendishbosombuddies.com

1-800-363-3449

CavenDiSh bOSOM bUDDieS COttaGeS & SUiteS Cavendish ***&cottagE PER couPlE

The keeper’s suite

from $149 / details online! a22 or 3 nights’ oceanview accommodation aDaily breakfast (July and August only) aQueen bed and whirlpool tub aChilled beverage

lighthouseandbeachmotel.ca

1-800-689-2339 liGhthOUSe anD beaCh MOtel Souris PER couPlE June / Sept 1 - oct 12 July and august

Love in Cavendish

2 NigHtS $149 $225

from $349 / details online!

www.fairwayscottages.com

1-877-963-2843

a2 nights’ accommodation aDinner for two aCarriage ride along the beach aPicnic basket for beach or carriage ride aAnne’s Lover’s Lane trail pass aWelcome wine, chocolates and candles aNational Park beach car pass

Remember that feeling when you first fell in love? Recapture that moment with our Love in Cavendish package. We offer walking distance to spectacular beaches, breathtaking private cottages with 2-person whirlpools, electric fireplaces, candles, wine, chocolates, dinner for two if you prefer in your cottage or at a fine dining restaurant, evening campfire, and the most romantic carriage ride complete with your own picnic in a basket. Fall in love all over again. We provide the product, you provide the intimacy. FAIRWAYS COTTAGES Cavendish Beach ****cottage PeR couPle

May 20 - July 2/Aug 21 - close July 3 - August 20

www.peivacation.com

3 NigHtS

May 4-June 23/Sept. 6-30 $337 June 24-July 6/Aug 22-Sept 5 $457 July 7 - August 21 $547

2 NightS

$349 $449

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Sea of Love Romantic interlude

from $299 / details online!

www.anneswindypoplars.com

1-800-363-5888

a 2 nights’ accommodation in a four-star executive cottage with whirlpool, fireplace and king bed (3, 4, 5 & 7 nights available) a Complimentary breakfast a Specialty wine and chocolates a Optional private hot tub a Green Gables & PEI National Park pass

Oh, it feels so good to kick off your shoes and just sit back with your feet in front of the fireplace, listening to the soft breeze whispering through the trees. Couples just don’t take the time to enjoy one another anymore, so you both need a break! These luxury cottages have everything to help you relax. Ask about an optional country carriage ride and dinner for two special. ANNE’S WINDY POPLARS COTTAGE RESORT Cavendish ****cottage

PeR couPle

2 NightS

April 25 - June 30 / Sept 1-late Oct. July 1-14 / Aug 21-31

Rustico Rendezvous

$299 $499

from $730 / details online!

www.barachoisinn.com 1-800-963-2194

a 3 nights’ accommodation a Dinner at Olde Glasgow Mill a Passes for Farmers’ Bank, Doucet House Museums, Rustico; Green Gables House, Cavendish; Anne of Green Gables House and Gardens along with a Romantic Carriage Ride, Park Corner a Gourmet picnic lunch a PEI National Park pass, towels & chairs

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With our rich culture and history, and the beauty of our gentle rolling landscape that touches the warm salty waters, it is easy to fall in love in Rustico. Every day is another memory in the making. What could be better at the end of a perfect day than being greeted by the welcoming atmosphere of a cozy, intimate five-star historic inn with romantic and luxurious accommodations?

Confederation Landing Park, in Charlottetown Photo: John Sylvester

BARACHOIS INN Rustico *****B&B PeR couPle

June - September

3 NightS

$730

1-800-463-4734


Sea of Love Charlottetown is known as the birthplace of Canada. Even today, the feeling of history is palpable. As you stroll the quiet streets, it’s easy to imagine three-masted barques entering the harbour. Hear the sounds of a thriving waterfront. Envision the HMCS Queen Victoria carrying delegates to Province House for the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. A thoroughly walkable city, PEI’s modern-day capital is also unmistakably historic.

Packages made for romance

from $169 / details online!

www.cavendishpei.com 1-800-454-4853

a1 night’s accommodation aPEI National Park pass aLobster dinner for two at Fisherman’s Wharf aWelcome gift

Breathe the ocean air and immerse yourself in the romance of Prince Edward Island. Located in Cavendish, your deluxe suite includes a king-size bed, 2-person whirlpool, TV, VCR, phone, fridge, living room and patio deck. Optional extras include: admission to the Anne of Green Gables Museum, an old-fashioned horse and buggy ride, a country breakfast, or a romantic dinner by a private chef. CAvENDISH COuNTRY INN & COTTAGES Cavendish

***&B&B cottage **&hotel/motel

PeR couPle

1 Night

May – June 28 / Sept 5 – Oct 26 June 29 - September 4

$169 $249

Romance

from $369 / details online!

www.cavendishclarion.com 1-800-565-8881

aHoneymoon suite accommodation aDeluxe continental breakfast daily aPEI National Park beach day-pass aFruit basket and bottle of wine aLobster supper for two a1 of the following: Avonlea Village, Green Gables, or mini-golf aHomemade ice cream

www.peivacation.com

Indulge yourselves in one of our romantic honeymoon suites, minutes away from a moonlight walk on the beach. These beautiful ground-floor suites feature queensize bed, Jacuzzi and poolside deck. Enjoy our heated indoor pool, and homemade ice cream from PEI Preserve Co. See our website for 3- to 5-night packages. CAvENDISH GATEWAY RESORT Mayfield

***&hotelS/motelS **&cottage

PeR couPle

June 1-June 16/Sept 11-Closing June 17-June 30/Aug. 22-Sept 10 July 1- August 21

2 NightS

$369 $429 $499

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Sea of Love Make fantasy a reality

from $269 / details online!

www.cavendishmaples.com

1-888-662-7537

a2 nights’ accommodation aBreakfast vouchers (PEI Preserve Co.) aPasses to Green Gables, where you may stroll Anne’s renowned Lover’s Lane a“Maples” exclusive chocolate surprise aBottle of red or white wine aUse of luxury bathrobes aWelcome gift

Bed & Breakfast

Let the tranquil surroundings of the Maples property set the mood for your special time together. Explore the area with our Cavendish Maples Romance Map, featuring our favourite local sites. After enjoying an unforgettable sunset stroll on Cavendish Beach, return to your deluxe accommodation where reality fades away and memories begin. CAvENDISH MAPLES COTTAGES Cavendish ****cottage

PeR couPle

2 NightS

Mid May - June 23/Sept. 5 - mid Oct.

$269

from $129 / details online!

deltaprinceedward.com 1-866-894-1203

a1 night’s accommodation aFull breakfast included based on double occupancy in the Selkirk Restaurant aComplimentary parking

Spend the day in one of the top five Island Vacation Destinations in North America! Located on the city’s vibrant waterfront, steps away from shopping, theatre, restaurants and nightlife, come stay with us and enjoy the Island hospitality and culture! Awake in the morning, have breakfast on us and spend the day experiencing our Island! DELTA PRINCE EDWARD 18 Queen st, Charlottetown ****&hotel/motel PeR couPle / DouBle occ.

Jan - April/Nov - Dec (Delta Standard Guestroom) May - Oct (Delta Standard Guestroom)

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1 Night FRom

$129 $159

Tip the shell and drink the juices. Tilt your head back and let the oyster slide in. Delicious!! . Photo John Sylvester

An oyster (or seven!) a day Prince Edward Island shellfish has a world-wide reputation for great taste and quality, but perhaps none is more renowned than the favourite Malpeque oyster. Wild, handharvested Island oysters usually carry the valuable Malpeque trademark, while new cultivated versions of the same oyster are showing up in the market as Raspberry Point or Colville Bay. But whether wild or cultivated, we think the Island bivalve reigns supreme among oysters. Here is a bit of oyster trivia to savour while you are waiting for your next fresh feed. Oysters are Good for You! Happily, oysters can be guzzled without guilt, because they’re good for you. Their flesh is protein-rich, has no cholesterol and lots of good vitamins and minerals. With fewer then ten calories apiece, the oyster is one of the most nutritionally balanced foods; four or five medium-size oysters supply the recommended daily allowance of iron, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, zinc, manganese and phosphorus. 1-800-463-4734


Sea of Love Boy or Girl? This is tricky! While oysters do have separate sexes, they may change sex one or more times during their life span. And Speaking of Sex… for centuries, oysters have been valued for their aphrodisiac powers. Superstition? Wishful thinking? Recent scientific studies appear to show that mussels, clams, and oysters all contain chemicals that trigger the release of testosterone and estrogen. (Just one more reason that, for so many people, Prince Edward Island conjures up thoughts of love!) The “R” Myth Folklore says that oysters should be eaten only in months with an “R” in them. The notion that oysters should not be eaten during warmer months may have started in the days before widespread refrigeration; today we can enjoy oysters 12 months a year. How Old is an Oyster? An oyster may take four to seven years to grow to shucking size. The slow growth in the cool clean waters of Prince Edward Island is the reason for the fine distinctive flavour of an Island oyster. Hand harvesting is done with backbreaking effort leaning over a dory with a set of wooden tongs. PEI is second only to BC in terms of oyster production in Canada. Best Served... Oysters are best served simply on crushed ice with lemon juice or hot sauce. www.peivacation.com

Spahhhh days

from $205 / details online!

deltaprinceedward.com 1-866-894-1203

a1 night’s accommodation a$50 per person Radiant Reflection Credit to be used towards any service or product a25% Food and beverage discount (alcholic beverages excluded) aComplimentary parking

Unwind, relax and pamper yourself at the Radiant Reflection Day Spa conveniently located in the lobby of the Delta Prince Edward! Indulge your body from a wide range of spa services. Choose any spa service you desire and $50 per person is on us! Finish off the day in the Selkrik Restaurant for a culinary-inspired creation from one of our award winning Culinary Chefs; then cap the evening in the comfort of one of our guestrooms. DELTA PRINCE EDWARD 18 Queen st, Charlottetown ****&hotel/motel PeR couPle / DouBle occ.

Jan - April/Nov - Dec (Delta Standard Guestroom) May - Oct (Delta Standard Guestroom)

Rekindle the magic

1 Night FRom

$205 $255

from $419 / details online!

hiexpress.com/princeedward

1-866-977-7466

a 2 night’s accommodation a Romantic welcome gift a Fresh-cut flowers upon arrival a French wine upon arrival a Deluxe hot buffet breakfast daily a Terry robes for use during your stay a Use of sparkling indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness facility

Create moments that matter! Our romance package is the perfect choice for you and your loved one. You will experience a wonderful escape that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with beautiful Prince Edward Island as your oasis. Our Jacuzzi suites are breathtaking and our friendly, professional staff look forward to ensuring your stay is a memorable one! HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SuITES 200 Capital drive ***&hotel/motel PeR couPle

June and September July and August

2 NightS

$419 $499

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Sea of Love Alone at the beach

www.innatthepier.com 1-877-886-7437

CULINARY TRAIL

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o many incredible foodrelated activities. Where do you begin? We’ve taken care of that, by creating the Culinary Trail. This series of experiences is broken down by region, types of food, and restaurant offerings. Discover first hand why lobster taste better when you help with the traps. PHOTO: James Ingram

from $399 / details online!

a 2 nights’ waterfront accommodation a Lobster dinner for two a 2-hour kayak excursion a PEI National Park pass a Hot breakfast each morning a Romance package upon arrival a Boat taxi to secluded beach (not included in low season)

After your busy day you can lay back and listen to the water bounce off the rocks from your bed. We often hear that our boat taxi to the beach is the “highlight of our trip”. Your waterfront ‘home away from home’ is located minutes from great dining, championship golf, shopping and entertainment. We also recommend a night at the local ceilidh (kitchen party), it’s only 1km away. INN AT THE PIER

9796 Cavendish Road ****iNN PeR couPle

2 NightS

June 15 - 28 / September 6 - 30 June 29 - September 5

Dramatic oceanfront

$399 $639

from $396 / details online!

www.johnsonshoreinn.com 1-877-510-9669 You’ll meet our farmers, fishers, and other food producers and artisans. You’ll discover incredible recipes, suggestions, and other learning opportunities. You’ll find out what’s in season and where to get it. Most of all, you’ll see why Prince Edward Island is a food-lover’s paradise. WEB LINKS The Culinary Trail peivacation.com/culinary-trail-guide

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a2 nights’ ocean-view accommodation aFull breakfast each morning in our dining room or in bed aBottle of wine aCheese and fruit plate or a picnic lunch for two aFresh flowers

Oceanfront at its best! An ocean view from every window. Enjoy the roar of the sea while walking hand in hand along the cliffs. Sip a glass of wine while watching the sun set into the sea. Sleep in late and enjoy your breakfast in bed. Beach walks during the day and star gazing at night... if these are some of your ideas for a romantic getaway, you have arrived! JOHNSON SHORE INN

Points east Coastal drive, hermanville **&B&B PeR couPle

May 1 - December 1

2 NightS

$396

1-800-463-4734


Sea of Love Memory lane romance

from $269 / details online!

www.kindredspirits.ca 1-800-461-1755

a 2 nights’ accommodation a Daily country gourmet breakfast a Picnic basket and PEI chowder meal a Admission to Green Gables and PEI National Park a Cow’s ice cream a Chilled beverage and chocolates a Robes, rest and relaxation

Come down Memory Lane and begin life-long memories at Cavendish’s premier resort, located just over the fence from the romantic Green Gables and Lover’s Lane. Large 6-acre estate with heated pool, whirlpool, fitness room, recreation centre, and all the modern amenities, wrapped in the ambience of a Victorian yesteryear. Luxury honeymoon packages available. KINDRED SPIRITS COuNTRY INN & COTTAGES Cavendish

****B&B PeR couPle

2 NightS

May, June, Sept, Oct. July, August.

Quality Inn honeymoon

$269 $369

from $149 / details online!

www.qualityinnpei.com 1-800-265-5551

a1, 2, 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation aBreakfast each morning a1/2- Day bicycle rental for 2 aComplimentary Green fees and Club rentals aChilled beverage, aA special Island Welcome Gift

www.peivacation.com

Celebrate your special night in a cozy room with a king bed and Jacuzzi or a luxury suite. Walk along our lovely waterfront property or relax with a chilled beverage at our outdoor pool. Wake to the aroma of fresh Belgian waffles and immerse yourself in a day of Island experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of memories. QuALITY INN & SuITES SuMMERSIDE 618 Water st.

***&hotel/motel PeR couPle

1 Night

October 1 to May 31 June 1 to Sep 30

$149 $199

Taste our Island - an award to honor chefs and restaurants who purchase and promote PEI agriculture. Photo John Sylvester

The annual “Taste Our Island” Award is presented to a restaurant that has achieved a level of excellence, while using and promoting local products. The menu at The Pearl in North Rustico, may change from time to time, based on seasonal availability and owner Maxine’s inspiration. What remains consistent are freshness, unique flavours, and a passion for exceeding expectations. So while you’re eagerly awaiting your Raspberry Point Oysters or Basil Marinated Heirloom Tomato Steak, take a peek through the window and you may just spot the chef handpicking herbs and edible flowers from the backyard garden -- and making sure your meal is truly a taste of the Island.

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Sea of Love Escape for two

from $359 / details online!

www.qualityinnpei.com 1-800-265-5551

a2 , 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation aBreakfast each morning a1/2-day bicycle rental for 2 aFeast dinner-theatre or lobster dinner at Brothers 2 Restaurant aComplimentary green fees and club rentals aHomemade picnic lunch a2 complimentary poolside drinks

Let Quality Inn & Suites sweep you away to an unforgettable romantic Island escape. Close the door to the world and relax in a comfy king bed, Jacuzzi bath or luxury suite. Be pampered with a romantic dinner, poolside drinks and fresh Belgian waffles. Let your cares melt away as you emerge yourself in Island beauty. QuALITY INN & SuITES SuMMERSIDE 618 Water st. ***&hotel/motel

PeR couPle

2 NightS

October 1 to May 31 June 1 to Sep 30

Rediscover romance

$359 $459

from $219 / details online!

resortatcavendishcorner.com

1-800-565-2243 Enjoy a romantic getaway at the Cavendish Area’s premier full service resort. Stay in a deluxe non-smoking queen room or a whirlpool suite. Walk to the beach, stroll down Lover’s Lane or visit one of the area’s exceptional tourism attractions. Finish your escape with a romantic dinner at Rachael’s Ristorante. a2 nights’ accommodation aFull breakfast each day aChilled wine and chocolates a1 romantic dinner for two at Rachael’s Ristorante

RESORT AT CAvENDISH CORNER

***hotelS/motelS PeR couPle

Open - June 25/Sept 5-Close June 26 - July 3/Aug 22-Sept 4 July 4 - August 21

2 NightS

$219 $259 $317 Landscapes change with a succession of wild flowers. Photo: Shirley Gallant

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1-800-463-4734


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Beauty & the Beach

from $326 / details online!

www.roddcrowbush.com 1-800-565-RODD (7633) A perfect day on Prince Edward Island would be one spent at the beach with a cooler of your favorite refreshments. Top the day off with a Caribbean Therapy Wrap at our on-site Spa and your day is complete. a2 nights’ standard accommodation aBeach cooler filled with your favorite drinks aFull breakfast daily aCaribbean therapy wrap aLakeside beach access

RODD CROWBuSH GOLF & BEACH RESORT Lakeside *****ReSoRt

PeR PeRSoN / DouBle occ.

June - September

Make an Island memory

2 NightS

$326

from $316 / details online!

shiningwatersresort.com 1-877-963-2251

a 2 nights’ accommodations a 1 Romantic dinner for 2 at Rachael’s a Chilled wine, chocolates a Fluffy bathrobes a Colour cable tv & in-room movies a Keepsake from Cavendish Road Gallery

www.peivacation.com

For over 60 years, couples have been visiting Shining Waters-Ingleside to start or rekindle that special romance. Make your own Island memories in one of our luxury country inn suites or an intimate cottage for two. Experience spectacular sunsets, walks on the beach, dinner in our on-site restaurant or touring the many Cavendish attractions. SHINING WATERS - INGLESIDE RESORT Cavendish Corner ****B&B ****cottage PeR couPle

Open - June 25/Sept 5 - Close July 26 - July 3/Aug 22 - Sept 4 July 3 - August 21

2 NightS

$316 $412 $446

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Treasure Crafts

Take it outside!

The Island way of life fosters creativity in its people, and as you explore PEI, you will soon understand why so many artists find inspiration in the gentle Island landscape. Nature forms the foundation of fine creations such as earthy pottery, the graceful lines of contemporary woodwork, or colourful paintings.

Every travel destination has its list of things you must do. In Prince Edward Island, it’s get outside! To spend all your time indoors on Kayaking is available a many locations around the Island. Photo: John Sylvester PEI would be like going to a great art museum to read the newspaper. What you’d miss! Running, walking, biking. There are 25 bicycle rental shops on the Island, and with good reason: cycling is a great way to get around. The highest elevation is 142 meters (465 feet) above sea level, with much of the land rising and falling in gentle slopes. Add the Confederation Trail with its 357 kilometres (221 miles) of flat, groomed surface and you have a biker’s and hiker’s dream. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing. The Island is surrounded by warm summer water. If you’re not in the ocean, you’ll want to be on it. (Did we mention snorkeling, swimming, seal watching or parasailing?) Camping. When you’re active, fresh-air day ends and you are ready to slow down, there’s no better way than by spending a night in one of our campgrounds. Breathe in the salt air and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.

A perfect Island red gift to remember your visit. Photo: John Sylvester

Perhaps you will put your own talents to the test when you sign up for one of our Once in a Lifetime Experiences. Looking for sophisticated glass in a stylish setting? We have it. Want some hand-knit mittens made from Island wool? Got that too. How about a painting or print that captures the special Island light? Yes, of course. The gifts and souvenirs available on Prince Edward Island vary as widely as the waves on the ocean. We hope the ones you take home will remind you of your special vacation on our gentle Island.

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Suite Romance

from $327 / details online!

www.roddcharlottetown.com

1-800-565-RODD (7633) Enjoy one night accommodations, a candlelight dinner for two, and a complimentary bottle of champagne with chocolates at the Rodd Charlottetown and surprise your spouse with romance.

a 1 night’s suite accommodation at Rodd Charlottetown a Dinner for two at Chambers Restaurant (Excludes alcohol) a Champagne and chocolates

RODD CHARLOTTETOWN

****&hotel/motel PeR couPle / DouBle occ.

June - September

1 NightS

$327

1-800-463-4734


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