***Contest update. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions about what to do on PEI! Our winners (we couldn’t decide so we picked TWO) are Mitchell and Frances. Your prizes will be in the mail shortly.
Toque & Canoe is in Prince Edward Island! So far, we’ve been charmed by a potato farmer, eaten raw oysters from the salty sea and hung out with the island’s rock star chef Michael Smith.
What else should we – or anyone else for that matter – do and see during our time on Canada’s “Gentle Island?”
Best suggestion wins one of our signature Toque & Canoe leather bracelets. We’ll leave our question up until the end of the month, midnight. Go!
Sheila Soloman commented:
Toque and Canoe should visit the # 1 ranked beach in Canada – Basin Head Beach, and make music walking and dancing in the Singing Sands!!
Mitchell Rennie commented:
Some of our top picks would be:
– Feeding giant blue fin tuna with Capt. Kenny McRae of Waypoint ’04 Marine Adventures or Capt. Blair Matthews with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing,
– Take a photograph at the iconic West Point Lighthouse,
– Explore the unique Bottle Houses in Cap Egmont,
– Explore the largest natural rock reef in North America in North Cape,
– Meet the alpacas at Green Gable Alpacas in Birch Hill,
– Stop into the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary,
– Photograph some of our fisherman harvesting the best oysters in the world,
– Take a walk on the beautiful Summerside boardwalk,
– Weave a traditional ash splint basket at the Island Traditions Store in Richmond, and;
– Find a road that leads to a beach and relax!
Jane Dunphy commented:
Must go Tuna Fishing with Tightline Tours (Captain Greg or Spencer). Or sail the Montague River, catching lots of mackerel, with Captain Spencer on the Suncatcher.
I’ve never been to PEI – sigh – I would love to go fishing, but I’d likely spend most of my time eating!
I may have missed the deadline but I’m still proud to eschew PEI’s wonders! Go for a hike at Greenwich in PEI National Park; wander along Cavendish beach for miles to the west (you may even see a bunch of shorebirds!); take photos at the picturesque Covehead lighthouse; follow the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation at Province House National Historic Site; visit Green Gables Hertiage Place and have a refreshing raspberry cordial; visit Port-la-Joye–For Amherst NHS for a picnic, a walk and some of the most incredible views of the Charlottetown skyline…and those are just a few of the great Parks Canada experiences! Don’t forget the amazing food, friendly people, intriguing culture and pastoral landscapes! Have a great visit!!
toque & canoe commented:
Thanks everyone for your comments! Great recommendations here. As always, we love to see your words on our pages!