Hometown Ideas · Prince Edward Island

Adventures on The Island: Victoria Park

Summer has finally reached Prince Edward Island, bringing ice-free tides and a constant stream of tourists. Oh, and beautiful summer weather. To celebrate the emergence of such luxuries as the opening of Cows ice cream stands, Scott and I have begun to explore our new province with childlike enthusiasm.

Our first stop worth blogging?

Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI.

Since this park is so close to home, and offers a number of fields and hiking paths, I expect to spend a fair amount of my summer here. It’s the perfect place for a picnic or game of Frisbee, and has a distinct British feel to it – minus those nuts who bring “disposable barbecues” to the park. It’s a slice of city-dweller paradise.

There are a number of plaques and signs to read about the history of the Prince Edward Battery and the military presence on the Island since its colonization in 1720. It’s interesting stuff – and the cannons are worth checking out as well.

The day that we chose for our adventure was far too windy to enjoy a lot of the parks charm, but we’ll be back and I’m sure I’ll be able to provide a more enthusiastic review in weeks to come. I hear it’s the place to be on Canada day.

Our on the boardwalk
Out on the boardwalk
The Prince Edward Battery
The Prince Edward Battery
Free binoculars to view the harbor – this might have made my day… so many lighthouses to see
You could get right up close to inspect these old cannons.
I couldn’t resist – but must add that I did not climb the cannon.
Such a lovely place to enjoy a stroll

Check back for more Prince Edward Island adventures in photos.

Happy Weekend.


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