• Two cyclists in field watching ferry crossing the water.

    Seeing the island on two wheels

    “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” –  John F Kennedy Most visitors to Prince Edward Island arrive by car via the Confederation Bridge or the ferry that runs between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, NS. Some others arrive by air and still others arrive on a cruise ship. However, for those looking for a more active way to arrive on PEI, cycling is an obvious choice. There is a shuttle bus which operates 24/7 taking cyclists and their rides across the bridge for a round trip fee under $10. The shuttle is used as cyclists are not permitted to bike cross the Confederation Bridge Take the…

  • woman running in park at dusk

    Running the roads in PEI

    Full disclosure: That picture above is not me! But, I have been running since I was a teenager as training for other sports. And as I got older, it was a form of both exercise and relaxation. While I now prefer other forms of exercise I’ve run in Canada, the US, and a number of Caribbean countries. But PEI was always one of my favourite places to run. I liked to combine a run with a family beach day so I’d often wear a swimsuit under my running gear. That was I could end my run by meeting up with my husband and girls at our favourite spot on the…

  • Red flag on golf green in front of bay with dunes behind water.

    Golf and PEI just go together

    Maybe it’s the fact that PEI has the most golf courses per capita than anywhere else in Canada. Maybe it’s the fact that many people like to combine golf and vacation. Or maybe it’s the fact PEI courses offer beautiful vistas of rolling hills, waves crashing on beaches and unusual features like red sand traps. It all comes together for a great golf experience regardless of your budget or skill level. Since I’m not a golfer, I asked my husband for his thoughts on golfing in PEI in general and his opinion of the courses that he has played here. Karl has been playing for more than 30 years and…

  • White sand beach at sunset

    Oh Those PEI Beaches….

    Some of the most iconic images of PEI are the red dirt roads that crisscross the island and red sand beaches that circle its shores. I read somewhere that PEI is actually a sand bar which totally makes sense to me. It is so completely different from the geography of its closest neighbours, northern Nova Scotia and the eastern coast of New Brunswick. And so, you can easily imagine it was never part of either but just developed out in the ocean, well, like a sand bar does. So what makes PEI’s sand and dirt red? It’s the iron in the soil and sandstone that oxidizes (rusts) when exposed to…