"Don't miss the annual PEI International Shellfish Festival in September. It is the largest kitchen party in Atlantic Canada boasting good friends, good times, good music and lots of world-famous Prince Edward Island lobster!"
Prince Edward Island is the "Birthplace of Confederation" with several buildings, a ferry vessel, and the Confederation Bridge using the term "confederation" in some way." The most prominent building in the province with this name is the Confederation Centre of the Arts, presented as a gift to Prince Edward Islanders by the 10 provincial governments and the federal government in 1964 upon the centenary of the Charlottetown Conference where it stands in Charlottetown as a national monument to the "Fathers of Confederation."
Gateway Village, at the foot of the Confederation Bridge is packed with activities to please families. Begin with a walk through "Our Island Home," the free exhibit in the PEI Visitor Information Centre, which is an excellent hands-on introduction to the province, with interactive displays on lighthouses, architecture, agriculture, music and culture. The rest of the Village is packed with shopping, cafes and a playground.
Still in the Cavendish area, make sure you make time to visit a few of the sites associated with the province's most famous red-head, Anne of Green Gables. Green Gables in Prince Edward Island National Park is the site that actually inspired Montgomery to write her famous novel, and visitors can learn a great deal about the author, and the time during which she lived and wrote in the small rural community of early 1900s. Nearby Avonlea Village has been created to reflect that same period and visitors can sit in on lessons in a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, take a wagon ride, sample ice cream and fudge and watch how raspberry cordial would have been bottled.