Lobster suppers, Green Gables and Russet Shores: Why Canada's Smallest Province Deserves a Visit

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Having recently been given the Royal stamp of approval by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Edward Island is currently enjoying some time in the limelight. But long before Wills and Kate stepped onto its red sand shores, this bucolic Canadian island was attracting visitors from all over the world.

Here to tell you a little bit more about what makes the island so enchanting is our long-time PEI guide Kevin.

Hi, my name is Kevin and I have been a guide with ToursByLocals for five years now. I find ToursByLocals is a perfect match for myself and the sorts of tours I like to do. So where do I work as a guide? I do tours of Prince Edward Island, Canada – a place I love to call home. With me you’ll explore some of the best sites here on the island.

A few of the must see spots while visiting PEI are our sandy beaches, beautiful red cliffs along the coastline, and the quaint fishing villages that dot the island's coast. I love showing visitors the sand dunes at Brackley Beach, and the red shores of Cavendish National Park. Of course many people associate our island with Anne of Green Gables, and there are many delightful sights to interest the literary tourist, from the White Sands Hotel to "Green Gables" itself.

When visiting, everyone should try our seafood, whether it be a full lobster dinner, mussels or my favorite: seafood chowder. A lot of my travellers ask me to recommend a restaurant with great food at a reasonable price. I always tell them where I go for a meal and great entertainment, and that is The Dublin Pub, which is located in downtown Charlottetown.

Sending pictures back to family and friends is always fun while on vacation, with the caption "wish you were here". Taking that picture with the ocean and the red cliffs as a back-drop will let everyone know which province of Canada you are visiting.

I invite everyone who reads this to come visit and enjoy all there is to see and do in Canada's smallest province. All the Maritime provinces are rich in history and culture, but Prince Edward Island lays claim to be the birthplace of Canada. This little island is where our nation first began to take shape. Come visit and see for yourself what makes PEI special.

Thanks Kevin! As dedicated Prince Edward Island vacationers ourselves, we agree this charming maritime destination offers travellers a warm welcome and a beauty all its own. If you’re planning a visit in 2016, you can reach out to Kevin to plan a perfect day of exploring for you and your travel companions.
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