Local Area Attractions
Only 2 km past the Confederation Bridge, Borden KOA is the perfect place to stop and setup camp! We are ideally situated in Central PEI so it makes a wonderful "home base" as you explore the Island! Once you finish your stay on PEI, you are right at the bridge and ready to go! The Visitor Information Center is only 2km away and we are about 20 minutes to Summerside, 30 minutes to Cavendish, and about 35 minutes to Charlottetown.
Visitor Information Center
Located in the heart of Gateway Village just off the Confederation Bridge, the Visitor Information Centre is the perfect place to start your memorable PEI vacation. Our friendly vacation planners are waiting to help you with your PEI vacation planning including, accommodation reservations, vacation packages, theater tickets, ferry passes, internet access and so much more. While visiting, be sure to visit the many great shops, restaurants, etc. Open year round.
College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
Arouse your senses with the vibrant sights and sounds of Celtic culture at the only year-round institution of its kind in North America. The College has developed a world-class reputation for its programs in Highland bagpiping, snare drumming, Highland dancing and Island step-dancing. Throughout July and August uplift your spirit and feel the exhilaration of Highland Storm, our acclaimed high-energy summer stage production! During the day, tour our facility, take a class, browse our gift shop or attend a mini-concert. The College of Piping - a captivating experience not to be missed. For tickets and details on performances, summer schools, competitions, events and more, visit our website: www.collegeofpiping.com.Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm. Performance nights, 9 am-10 pm. See website for details on performances and concerts.
North Cape Geo-Cache Discovery
Join Sean Doyle, a local Geo-cacher for introductions and GPS essentials. Visitors set out to discover special caches that are themed and strategically positioned throughout the site. Includes admission to Wind Energy Interpretation Centre and a tasty dessert at the Wind & Reef Restaurant.Half-day experience, $29.95/person, $20/student, four-person minimum, 12 maximum. Reservations required.
Spinnakers' Landing is a unique marketplace and experience. Our seaside shops, built over the water feature antiques, art, crafts, gift-ware, jewelry, clothing, food, drink, treats and more. Visit and enjoy our play and picnic area, waterfront boardwalk, lighthouse lookout. During July and August, live entertainment on the outdoor stage.[i]Free admission and parking.[/i]
Acadian Museum/Musée Acadien
One of seven Museum and Heritage PEI sites. Heritage passports available. Follow the odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to present. Discover treasures related to the Acadians' 300-year presence on PEI. View our highly rated video, marvel at the paintings in the Galerie Claude Picard or learn outdoors with a pleasant stroll on the Heritage Trail. Acadian genealogy resources on site. Gift shop.Admission charged.
Wyatt Historic House Museum
Think Historic house museums aren't your thing? Let us change your mind with an entertaining guided tour of the amazing Wyatt Historic House Museum. Built in 1867, the house is filled with two Centuries of intriguing artifacts, stories and ghosts of an upper-class Summerside family. A must-see for museum lovers and all others.Off-season by appointment.
Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House
Green Park Provincial Park, One of seven Museum and Heritage PEI sites. Heritage passports available. Step back in time and relive the glory days of Prince Edward Island's shipbuilding industry through video and interpretive displays. Explore the restored Victorian home of the successful shipbuilder James Yeo Jr., once considered to be the richest and most influential man in the colony. Blueberry social, third Sunday in August.Off-season by chance or appointment. Please call.
West Point Lighthouse Museum
Explore PEI's coastal history in an active Lighthouse. The West Point Lighthouse is home to one of the Island's most complete collections of Lighthouse information and memorabilia. Artifacts, displays and exhibits tell the story of the community, the Lightkeepers, the technology and the history of PEI's maritime beacons in a building where this history was made.
The museum is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from May 20 - October 7.
Union Corner Provincial Park
Open mid-June to mid-S[b]eptember[/b]Located on route 11. Union Corner is a day use park featuring a playground, beach, change rooms and fireplaces. Pets are permitted on leash.Union Corner Provincial Park is located within the North Cape Coastal Drive touring region.(902) 859-8790
Chelton Beach Provincial Park
Open mid-June to mid-SeptemberLocated off route 10 from Bedeque. Chelton Beach is a day use park featuring playground equipment, supervised beach, showers, flush toilets and canteen. Pets are permitted on leash.Chelton Beach Provincial Park is located within the Red Sands Shore touring region.Off season (902) 887-7388
Red Shores at Summerside Raceway
Experience the excitement of live and simulcast horse racing, slots, poker, food and fun wrapped into one "Red Hot" bundle of entertainment - all done Island style!Daily at 12 noon.
Eptek Art & Culture Centre
Waterfront Properties (adjacent to the Harbourfront Theatre). One of seven Museum and Heritage PEI sites. Heritage passports available. Offers a diverse array of exhibits and programs featuring heritage, history, visual art and crafts. These exhibits of local and national interest provide glimpses into a rich culture that Islanders and visitors alike are sure to find rewarding. The gift shop offers an eclectic mix of Island art and crafts. Group rates.Admission by donation.
This cozy and elegant 520-seat professional theatre celebrates the traditions and culture of our region through live dramatic and musical productions all year long. Summer 2012 will feature renowned touring artists and authentic Maritime entertainment. Join us for the finest in story, dance and song - call us toll free or visit us online for updated schedules and complete performance information.
Mill River Fun Park
The Fun Park is worth a visit, with activities for the entire family - toddlers and up. Attractions include a swimming pool, sea of balls, bumper boats, pirate ship, kiddies' pool with waterslides, giant twister slide and the Aqua Rage and playground equipment for five to 12 year olds. Admission includes all activities in the park. Group rates on request. Advance notice preferred for large groups.[i]Daily, 11 am-7 pm. $9/person, children 5 and under free.[/i]
Wyatt Heritage Properties
Have fun and interact with the past through Wyatt Heritage Properties' five historic sites. Choose between three museums: archives, cultural centre, and art gallery or better still do all the sites as well as participate in the many programming events. Wyatt Heritage Properties is arts, heritage and culture for everyone. Look for the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, the Wyatt Historic House Museum, the Bishop's Machine Shop Museum & Historic Site and The International Fox Museum & Hall of Fame for more information.
Summerside Farmers' Market
Featuring fresh Island produce, meats, gifts, baking, eggs, and cheese in a restored Heritage building. Coffee, breakfast and lunch; Community atmosphere. Free admission, parking, and children's play area. PEI Flavors.Saturdays.
The Charlottetown Festival
The Charlottetown Festival features the finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, choreographers and directors in a professional showcase of musical theatre, comedy and drama. The most popular and successful of the Festival's musicals remains Anne of Green Gables-The Musical(TM), now in its 47th year. Anne (TM) is Canada's longest running musical! The Charlottetown Festival had debuted more than 70 new musical theatre productions and continues to be one of Canada's premier live theatre festivals. The Young Company performs free outdoors July and August.
Green Gables Heritage Place
Green Gables Heritage Place is famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. Designated in 2004, Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site includes the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Home and Green Gables Heritage Place.
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
What was once a cow pasture in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, is now the home of the largest multi-day outdoor music festival in Atlantic Canada the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. More than 50,000 visitors annually flock to the festival for the biggest names in country music, camping, dining, the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and to create memories that last a lifetime.Past performers have included: Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and country legends Alabama and Reba.The American Bus Association has named Cavendish Beach Music Festival to its Top 100 Events in North America. The festival has also been nominated as Event of the Year by the East Coast Music Association and the Canadian Country Music Association.
Old Home Week
Old Home Week is the time when Prince Edward Island embraces and celebrates itself - and invites you to come along to join in the fun!
Since 1888, Islanders and visitors alike have come to Charlottetown to take part in the vast array of fun, educational and community activities that make up Old Home Week.
Each year, organizers of Old Home Week put together of a roster of top-notch entertainment for the whole family. From musical performances to animal acts to some of Canada's most popular buskers and performers, each year brings something new to the line-up.
Combine these exciting events with the Midway and all the livestock and agricultural shows and competitions that have made Old Home Week famous, no visitor to Old Home Week will be lacking in something to see and do.
We invite you to visit Old Home Week to discover for yourself why we are PEIs Family Fun Fair!
The Crapaud Exhibition was first held in the year 1953 at the same location as the present fair grounds. Records have been recorded of the fairs activities since that time and it is interesting to note two of the founding members continue to be active on our 22 member board.Each year the Crapaud Exhibition Board plan a program to include variety and a true educational experience for Islanders and Visitors from away.