This Summer Will Be Different: Life’s True Fairytale Adventure

“Bridget is your life’s true fairytale” – Aunt Stacy

Bridget and Lucy both hold Prince Edward Island close to their hearts. It’s a place where they leave the distractions of their busy lives and reconnect as best friends. Here is a list of things to do with your bestie while on Prince Edward Island.

1. Beach Walks
Thunder Cove Beach was the beach of choice for Lucy and Bridget, but any PEI beach will do. Whether you prefer to walk on the white sandy shores of Cavendish Beach, Brackley Beach, or Rustico Beach or you like to take in the red cliffs at Canoe Cove Beach, Argyle Shore Beach or Chelton Beach, we’ve never met a PEI beach we didn’t love and we think you’ll feel the same.

2. Vinho Verde
Lucy & Bridget loved a glass of Vinho Verde or whiskey paired with peanuts but our recommendation would be to stick to the local stuff. Here are some of our PEI favourites:

Ciders – Red Island Cider, Riverdale Orchard & Cidery, or Double Hill Cidery

Beers – PEI Brewing Co., Upstreet Brewing or Lone Oak Brewing Co.,

Wines – Matos Winery Island, Island Honey Wine Company or Rossignol Estate Winery

3. Anne of Green Gables
Before Lucy & Bridget, there was Anne & Diana. The original bosom buddies. So why not grab your bosom buddy and spend an afternoon at the Anne of Green Gables Museum? This museum is dedicated to the life and works of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery and features furnishings, artifacts and photographs. See the Lake of Shining Waters, Anne’s Enchanted Bookcase or experience Matthew’s Carriage Ride.

Next up, head to Historic Downtown Charlottetown to take in a performance of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts or Anne & Gilbert – The Musical at the Florance Simmons Performance Hall.

Before leaving town, make sure to swing by The Anne of Green Gables Store or Anne’s Chocolates to get yourself an Anne with an E souvenir.

4. New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
A “feed” of lobster is a common saying on the Island and there is no better place to indulge in this red-clawed delicacy than New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. The original PEI lobster supper (opening in 1958), this long-standing Island business is known for its fresh lobster, mussels, homemade rolls and mile-high lemon meringue pie.

5. PEI Delights
And lastly, before you and your bestie go, don’t forget to pick up some PEI delights to enjoy at home. Some of Lucy’s favourites that we suggest adding to your luggage – PEI Potato Fudge, Covered Bridge Chips, Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar Cheese, and Cows Creamery Cultured Butter.