Prince Edward Island – July 10th to 15th, 2017

Prince Edward Island holds a special place in my heart for a few reasons. The most obvious to those who know me is because of my all time favorite authoress, Lucy Maud Montgomery. I hope I don’t have to tell you, she’s only the writer of the most beloved little girl in the word, “Anne of Green Gables”. Secondly, PEI is the place my family went for summer vacations almost every year as a child and as such, would like to add more summer memories shared with you, captured through a camera, of the island I love so much.

This trip, you can relax with the knowledge that we will have one home base located in Cavendish, The Resort at Cavendish Corner. We’ll be staying in The Country Inn, a farmhouse built in 1850 where we’ll have use of a common room for meetings and relaxing with a glass of wine.

Single – $1,422
Shared – $1,174

Prices include a $500 deposit as a security to ensure your spot on the tour. The above total is calculated to include accommodations, shared rental car, museum and historical properties entry fees that are not part of the free Parks Canada, Discovery Pass, for Canada’s 150’th birthday. Deposit is Due 60 days before departure date, payable to Sarah Boutilier via email transfer, cash or cheque.

Prices do not include air fare, taxi services, mid or evening meals. Prices are subject to change dependent on attendance.

Monday, July 10th

Arrive at Charlottetown Airport to be met and whisked off to our home base, The Resort at Cavendish Corner, where we’ll stay for the entire tour. Prince Edward Island is only a 3 hour drive from end to end, so it won’t be difficult to set out each day in a different direction. When we’re all checked in and congregated, we’ll enjoy a meal in Rachel’s and get to know one another. The evening will be somewhat low key so we’ll take the opportunity to stock up on supplies such as, groceries, liquor and other necessities. We can even discuss the possibility of catching sunset at 8pm if anyone is so inclined on near-by Cavendish Beach. I highly recommend catching as many sunset as we can as they seem to be so dramatic.

Tuesday, July 11th

Sunrise at 3:30am is optional. Location can be discussed the evening before. Rachel’s offers a full breakfast which is included in your accommodations, so after we’ve fueled up, we can head to Eastern Point Lighthouse where we’ll register for our point to point adventure. This day we will encompass the entire east peninsula stopping at Prince Edward Distillery, Myraid View Distillery, Rossignol Estate Winery ending at Point Prim Chowder house for supper with sunset to follow at Point Prim.

Wednesday, July 12th

Today we’ll earn our point to point ribbon by taking our time to West Point. We’ll have all day to admire the Confederation Bridge, The Bottle House, visit many a quaint fishing villages such as Victoria by the Sea, skirting the perimeter of the western peninsula. Though the vistas are beautiful, there is not much in this neck of the woods in the way of attractions so it will be a stop and shoot drive.

Thursday, July 13th,

All the action happens in the central section of the island. We’ll start with going to visit Green Gables, which is a stone’s throw away from our accommodations and move on to the capital of PEI, Charlottetown, where we’ll enjoy small town hustle and bustle. Unfortunately, Province House will be closed until 2020 due to upgrades to this historic building. A shame really as it’s Canada’s 150th birthday. As a friend said, “A Mother is going to miss her child’s birthday.” For supper we’ll dine at the Prince Edward Island Brewery and have a tour thereafter.

Friday, July 14th

Wednesday, will be a low key day with time spent on Brackley Beach and at the Dunes Gallery and Café. Later, we’ll visit the Cheese Lady, also known as Glasgow Glen Farms. If so inclined we can even visit the “Toronto” of PEI. For those who want to spend more time at the beach, we can divide and conquer. We can arrange pick up times before supper. Restaurant TBA.

Saturday, July 15th

And so ends our sojourn on the red earthed island with the same area code as Nova Scotia. You will be dropped off at the Charlottetown Airport for your flight home to Toronto. Hopefully, by this time, you will have carried home with you a bottle of red sand, sea shells, rocks, a slaking thirst for seafood and fantastic photographs.