The tranquil beauty and charm of the eastern region of Prince Edward Island is breathtaking. The largest municipality is Three Rivers, which encompasses eight communities, villages and towns. Georgetown is the historic capital and home to the Kings Playhouse, which has been a cultural landmark for more than 130 years.
Among those indigenous to the area, live generational families of farmers, fishers and makers, an Amish community, Buddist monks and nuns as well as new residents from around the world.
50 beaches – need we say more?
Extensive boardwalks and trails allow hikers, bikers and wanderers to soak up the scenery of white sand beaches and the rare, protected wetlands. On the north coast, the awe-inspiring PEI National Park at Greenwich has uniquely shaped parabolic dunes – a North American phenomenon. Up East, as known by the locals, Basin Head is a fan-favourite with its singing sands and wharf jumping.
Prince Edward Island is known as the number one golf destination in Canada with the most courses per capita. Three of PEI’s finest golf courses are located here. The crown jewell, Crowbush, was featured in the top 20 of Golf Digest’s Best Courses in Canada 2020.
Small places, fine food, big talent
Chef Michael Smith, the popular Food Network TV host, and his wife Chastity, have spurred the development of a number of great restaurants in the area. The number of craft brewers, distillers and vinters in the area is also a testament to the “good time” vibe among locals. Enjoy year-round entertainment at a small hall, microbrewery, or the legion, where you just may hear a jig by the Fiddling Fisherman.
Souris Hospital and Kings County Memorial Hospital provide acute care, extended care, and community-based services. Staff in the region also provide long term care, home care and primary health care to residents.