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

Check back for more Prince Edward Island adventures in photos.

Happy Weekend.

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