June 2019

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June is one of our favourite months in Prince Edward Island.

To celebrate travel during this beautiful, peaceful month we are offering Banbridge guests amazing special rates for June!

Visit our home page and BOOK NOW to save up to $90/night on stays in our one bedroom Apartments in June. When booking simply enter the promotional code: JUNE

The longer you stay, the more you save! Select our “Short Break” or “Weekly” Specials for stays of 3 nights or more.

Why we love June in P.E.I.

  1. Peace & Solitude. There are not as many tourists around which makes it a great time to be one!
  2. Easy Adventuring. Less tourists mean less traffic and no traffic jams. P.E.I.’s roads are yours to explore.
  3. Budget-Friendly! We strongly recommend anyone traveling on a tight budget to travel during low season (June, late September and October). These months are just as beautiful but at a fraction of the price. There are still many businesses, awesome activities and exciting events that are open during low season and we are happy to help you plan your itinerary!
  4. Spontaneity. The perfect month to embrace the unknown (and the unpredictable June weather). Do you spot a seat sale? Or even better, do you live within driving distance of PEI? Now is the time to grab a great deal and take Northumberland Ferries from Nova Scotia or the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to the island. Bring your bathing suit, a rain jacket AND a sweater – if you’re lucky you’ll get to experience true PEI – all different kinds of weather packed into one month!
  5. Abundance. Farmers’ Markets are  bursting with the best of delicious local food and the Spring lobster season is in full swing!
  6. The Colour Green. Rain or Shine – the island is at its most verdant in June. Island winters are often very harsh so Spring can be slow (or non-existent). June is when everything suddenly comes to life. This explosion of green has likened PEI to the Emerald Isle itself! Indeed there was more than one reason that the island was at one time going to be called New Ireland. The rush is on for us to recover from the winter; paint, polish, pull-out the BBQs, cut grass, landscape, and plant flowers at the Banbridge. As you explore PEI you’ll see islanders all doing the same. Being a largely agricultural province June brings with it an explosion of green, busy farmers and happy islanders.

 

Getting Around the Island

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Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province. You won’t find any freeways here. The Trans Canada Highway will get you where you need to go but the island’s coast is traced with stunning coastal routes and criss-crossed with secondary roads through pastoral landscapes. The heritage road pictured above is the Peters Road and is located about 15 minutes from the Banbridge. Roads like these are one of the many joys of island living.

Depending on your interests, we can suggest wonderful day-trips, beautiful scenic drives, and short-cuts! The Banbridge is centrally located in Charlottetown, the capital city. Charlottetown is located in the middle of the island: 1 1/2 hrs from the most Easterly point and 2hrs from the most Westerly point. This makes Charlottetown an ideal base for exploring every part of the island. If you’re ever unsure what road to take, please ask us, we are very happy to share our local knowledge with our guests.

CAR RENTAL

We highly recommend renting a car to explore Prince Edward Island. If that is not an option, there are alternative methods of transportation (see below).

GPS

GPS often does not work well in P.E.I. So pick up an Island Road map and a City of Charlottetown map as soon as you can. You can have them mailed to your home address by contacting Tourism PEI. Or can pick them up at a Visitors Information Centre and our front desk.

IMPORTANT: Book your car rental well in advance (they are very limited during peak season) and be sure to book direct with the car rental company (avoid online travel agencies).

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Public transit exists, but it is very limited in its routes. There is no public transit after 6:00PM or on weekends. Click here for Bus Schedules. TIP: Conveniently, there is a bus stop at the Banbridge driveway (105 Capital Drive).

TAXIS

Taxis are easily accessible and affordable within the city. A taxi from The Banbridge to the waterfront area of the city will cost about $10, one way. Taxis can also be hired for drop off and pick-ups in rural areas. Try Co-Op Taxis at 1(902)628-8200. Prince Edward Island does not have Uber or Lyft (yet). Please note: Taking a taxi from the airport is more expensive and will incur a flat-rate fee of about $20+

TOURS

If you’re without a car and want to experience rural P.E.I. and our famous beaches there are many tour companies to choose from. You can day-trip with larger bus tours, shuttles and smaller custom tour companies.

CYCLING

We have a long way to go to make our roads cycle-friendly. There are some designated bike lanes within the city and in some National Parks (Brackley Beach – Dalvay). We are lucky to have the Confederation Trail – a great network of trails across the island. You can pick up the trail nearby at the Charlottetown Mall. Mountain biking trails can be found at Bonshaw Provincial Park and Robinson’s Island in the National Park (both are located about 15 minutes from the Banbridge). There are several companies that rent bicycles.