Canada vacations can vary greatly. The wide range of topography and climates means that you can be skiing one day and laying out on the beach they next. Prince Edward Island is one such place where the water meets the land and tourists can find exceptional fishing, high end art galleries, delicious seafood, outdoor excursions and cultural events. This year marks the sesquicentennial (150 year) anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference which helped to unite the Canadian provinces into a Confederation that would later be confirmed in both Quebec and London.
Prince Edward Island 2014 is a year long celebration being held in Charlottetown PEI. For those planning Canada vacations this celebration offers a huge number of tourism opportunities across the island. The event’s website invites everyone to, “Join us as we honour the past, celebrate the present and plan a bold tomorrow.” The mission of PEI 2014 is, “…to educate Canadians on our history, inspire pride and creativity, celebrate the Island’s culture and heritage, attract visitors to PEI and leave a legacy for future generations.” From Genealogy of the P.E.I. Fathers of Confederation to The History and the Skills of the Basket Weavers of PEI each event is focused on the history of PEI and it’s continued contributions to Canada.
Planning a Canada vacation for you or your family? Prince Edward Island offers a number of year round attractions aside from the PEI 2014 celebration. All around the island, deep sea fishing boats can be chartered for half- and full-day excursions. Captains, like Scott Bruce, provide all the gear and knowledge needed to have a great day on the water. The waters off the coast of PEI are home to bluefin tuna, mackerel and herring all of which can be caught and released year round.
Lobster are also abundant in these coastal waters. Lobster fishermen have between 250 and 300 traps on the ocean floor, all identified by colored buoys. Lobster hauling excursions offer guests a first hand experience hauling up the lobster traps and pulling out the live creatures inside. After all your pressing lobster questions have been answered, the traps will be reset and dropped back down to the ocean floor.
Canada vacations can include a wide variety of experiences but Prince Edward Island offers unique opportunities both out on the water and on land. From nature walks, fishing and hiking to concerts, shopping and museums, everyone can find something they enjoy on the island! Learn more about the PEI 2014 at the celebration’s website. There you will find a calendar of events for the remainder of the year, information about the history of Prince Edward Island and it’s role in the formation of Canada, view a gallery of images from the celebration and find links to news updates about upcoming events, including a visit from Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall planned for May 19.
Plan your fishing excursion leg of your Canada vacations prior to your trip by visiting Scott Bruce Tuna website. There you can learn more about the excursion options, crew and boat as well as get in contact regarding booking your day on the water.