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.

 

Point Prim Lighthouse

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G’day! It’s PEI History Guy here. Some might also know me as caretaker (and resident historian at the Banbridge Inn). I am blogging today for the Banbridge Inn to highlight the historic Point Prim Lighthouse, one of our #banbridgebest and a true gem of island history.

This beauty of a beacon was the province’s 1st sentinel of the sea, built way back when in 1845.

One of only a very small number of round brick lighthouses in Canada. It’s construction was overseen by Isaac Smith the noted architect who built both Province House and Fanningbank, home of the Island’s lieutenant governors. Also involved was the steam lion Sir Samuel Cunard, as well as 3 future fathers of confederation: George Coles, Edward Palmer, and Thomas Heath Haviland Jr.  A climb to the top is rewarded with a commanding view of the Northumberland strait, and once you’ve worked up an appetite be sure to hit up the Point Prim Chowder House if top notch local seafood is your thing! This renowned resto is a must.

Until next time,

Isaac Stewart

PEI History Guy

P.S. If you love of lighthouses is limitless check out my article Point Prim Lights the Way   at www.peihistoryguy.com for a more in depth look at Point Prim Lighthouse.

Celebrating Canada Day in P.E.I.

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National Parks

In Celebration of Canada’s 150th “Birthday” all entry fees to Canada’s National Parks are waived. Check out Historic sites (like Green Gables in Cavendish) and Beautiful beaches (like Greenwich) across Prince Edward Island for Free in 2017.

Tall Ships

June 30th to July 2nd, Charlottetown Harbour

As part of the Canada Day celebrations nine Tall Ships (replicas of historic wooden ships) have docked in Charlottetown Harbour.

Tour the ships for free June 30th from 2-4PM at Port Charlottetown and Queen’s Wharf and from 4-7PM at Port Charlottetown. On July 1st deck tours are available from 10AM to 5PM at Port Charlottetown and Queen’s Wharf.

Fireworks

When the sun goes down take in some fireworks – our favourite viewing spots are at Victoria Park in Charlottetown or in Rustico.