Fall Harvest Hamper

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In the spirit of Prince Edward Island’s Fall Flavours Festival we are offering Banbridge guests the opportunity to savour the very best of local, seasonal, organic produce.

The great thing about our Apartments is that they have a wonderfully well-equipped kitchen complete with everything you need to make meals. Not only is this a very cost-effective way of traveling but its also the perfect opportunity to indulge in island fare.

Cooking while traveling may not be for everyone but if you want to experience excellent local food in the privacy of your apartment at a fraction of the cost of dining out or if you simply enjoy the process of cooking a delicious meal with local ingredients,  this is the package for you! (For guests who’ve sworn to stay away from the stove while on vacation we have great recommendations for dining-out or take-in)!

Our Fall Harvest Hamper is available to any guests who book an apartment direct (on our website or over the phone). When booking select or mention Fall Harvest and the additional cost of the hamper ($15) will be added to your reservation. Upon arrival you will find a beautiful hamper of scrumptious island produce in your apartment refrigerator.

 

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.

 

Trip Advisor Hall of Fame!

We are pleased to announce we have been inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame. This wonderful accolade is given to businesses who have been awarded with Certificates of Excellence for 5 years in a row!

Nothing makes us happier than hearing our guests have enjoyed excellent stays with us! Thank you to all our guests who took the time to write reviews about their positive stays with us. The Banbridge is a small, family owned and operated accommodation business. Everyone at team Banbridge, from the owners who greet you at the front desk to our amazing housekeeping staff and meticulous caretaker, works very hard to provide our guests with clean, comfortable, convenient accommodations.

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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.