• 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…

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    For such a small island (225 KM long) there is a huge range of things to see and do on Prince Edward Island. Whether your shoes with red sand in them are flip flops, runners, golf cleats, cycling shoes, hiking boots or even the kind of casual shoes you wear just strolling along you’ll find information, resources and stories to help you see and do all the things you want that PEI has to offer. Happy travels, Catherine