Local Area Attractions
Green Gable House
Built in the mid-1800s, this house belonged to cousins of Lucy Maud Montgomerys grandfather. Their farm inspired the setting for her first novel Anne of Green Gables. This House has been refurbished to portray the 1890s setting described in the novel. On the grounds, the Balsam Hollow and Haunted Woods trails feature some of Montgomerys favorite woodland haunts including Lovers Lane. Open May 3 to November 1 daily. For more information, see the Green Gables website.
Prince Edward Island National Park
Preserving 40km of the islands north shore, the park features sand dunes, beaches, red sandstone cliffs, salt marches, fresh water ponds, woodlands and wildlife. Facilities are available for swimming, hiking, cycling, picnicking, golf, and tennis. It is open year-round, although some facilities are closed in the off season.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in 1874 in this modest white and green home overlooking New London Harbor. The interior is decorated with authentic Victorian period pieces, providing an appropriate setting for the memorabilia on display. Among the special exhibits are the writers wedding dress and her personal scrap-books containing copies of her many stories and poems. Open May 23 through Thanksgiving.
Shining Waters Family Fun Park
Atlantic Canada's brand new amusement park is located right next door to the Cavendish KOA. This is a 40-acre amusement park offering boating lakes, boats, rides, water slides, games, live animals, etc. A large number of live and animated shows are run daily. The park includes gift shops, food outlets and food catering for groups of 20 or more.
Wax World of the Stars
Stargazers will be thrilled to get up close with the galaxy of stars from movies, television, music and children's fantasy as they wander through Wax World of the Stars. There are themed settings, videos, sound effects, interactives, illusions, and movie/TV memorabilia. This celebrity gathering has thrilled thousands of fans in just two years as they've relived great moments in the entertainment biz! A cast of characters you won't want to miss. Life-like wax figures by a selected team of artisans. You can take photos if you would like. It's as much fun as you can handle.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
Have you ever touched the Berlin Wall, stood beside the world's tallest man, or seen a shrunken head? All of this and more is possible at Ripley's. Our museum has 14 galleries containing rare collections of figures, illusions, artifacts and 10 videos. You will leave each gallery with a true feeling of amazement. Imagine a pencil with the alphabet inscribed by a chainsaw in 22 minutes. Seeing is Believing! Cameras are allowed. This attraction is fun and ageless. Your discovery of the world of the unknown begins as you enter Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum.
Confederation Center of the Arts
This Center Features three theaters, Atlantic Canadas largest art gallery, library, gift shops, and restaurants. Home of the Charlottetown Festival musical Ann of Green Gables. There are free performances, tours and gallery exhibitions. It is open year-round.
Province House National Historic Site
Considered the "Birthplace of Canada" the first meetings to discuss federal union were held here in 1864. The Confederation Chamber and several other rooms have been restored to their 19th Century appearance. The building also houses the Provincial Legislature. A short audio-visual presentation and displays explain the history of the site. Open year-round. Visit the Province House National Historic Site online for more information.
Burlington Amusement Park and Go-Karts
Enjoy a day of fun featuring the islands largest 1/2 mile track with the fastest karts. There are three sizes of karts - Single-driver, formula karts and doubles for adult and child. Bumper boats, bumper cars, trampolines, batting cages, shooting gallery and a roller coaster are also available. There is a challenging 18-hole mini golf course. Some ride restrictions may apply. Canteen services are available. It is open May through September. Visit the Burlington Amusement Park and Go-Karts online for further information.
Aiden's Deep-Sea Fishing/Fish Market
Open from July, 2nd to September, 15th
"Papa's Gem" and "Lexi D" are government-approved boats with washroom facilities aboard. Enjoy complimentary coffee on morning trip. Rods and rain gear are supplied at no extra charge. Fish are filleted and ice is supplied. Canteen services are available. Live and cooked lobster and fresh seafood are available daily at our fish market on the premises. They have been in business since 1957. Interac, MC, V accepted.
Daily sailings: 8 am, 1:15 pm and 6 pm (5:30 pm after Aug 20). Deep-sea: $40 adults, $30 children (12 and under).
Open from June, 11th to September, 11th
A Fun-Time Haunt Experience! The Mad Dr's Spooky Haunted Mansion is a family-friendly haunt for all ages. Explore three floors full of spooks including the recreated creepy streets of London deep in the cellar. Play in the Dr.'s secret water gardens and enjoy carnival-style rides in Dr. Jacks Playland! We're waiting for you!
Open late Oct for Halloween - Nights of Fear event. Jun and Sep, 10 am-5 pm; Jul and Aug, 9 am-7 pm. Oct hours vary, check website. $10 adults, $6 children (6-16), 5 yrs. and under free.
Crossfire Adventure Paintball
...PEI's newest and most realistic Scenario paintball. If you've never played paintball before, this is the place to start, if you have played, then you'll find Crossfire as challenging as it gets