Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
618 Water St., E.
Summerside, PE C1N 2V5
Phone: (902) 436-2295
Fax: (902) 432-2911
Spinnakers’ Landing is home to many unique and colorful shops. Travelers should stop by the Visitor Information Centre and climb the lighthouse to enjoy breath-taking views. Located within a recreated fishing village, Spinnakers’ Landing offers beautiful views of the surrounding Summerside and the extending harbor.
You've seen the museums, you've sun-bathed on the beach, now what? Why not get the living daylights scared out of you at the Haunted Mansion. Located in the hills of Kensington, the Haunted Mansion is a Tudor style home that, upon first glance, is both mysterious and menacing. Come explore this unique landmark...if you dare.
The Anne of Green Gables Museum is housed in the childhood home of famed author Laura Maud Montgomery. The 110-acre property houses a museum, a gift shop featuring Anne of Green Gables themed goods, carriage rides, and lovely gardens. If you’re a Laura Maud Montgomery fan, you’ll certainly recognize the similarities between the house and the settings of her novels Pat of Silver Bush, Mistress Pat, and of course, Anne of Green Gables. See for yourself the “enchanted bookcase” as described by Anne in the novel. Hours are seasonal, so be sure to check the website.
Burlington Amusement Park has everything a kid dreams of: go-karts, batting cages, miniature golf, bumper cars. Just a short drive from the resort area of Cavendish, younger children will enjoy the bumper cars and miniature golf, while older thrill seekers will love the three go-kart tracks. On Tuesdays and Fridays after 6 p.m., purchase one ride bracelet, and receive unlimited go-kart rides for the rest of the night! Admission to the park is free but rates apply for rides; check website for details.
Roller coasters, go carts, bumper boats, and miniature golf, what more could you want? Sandspit Cavendish Beach is the largest Amusement Park on Prince Edward Island. Ideal for families, many picnic areas are available. If you’re in the area for a while, purchase a Slide & Ride Pass which grants access to Sandspit and Shining Waters for a whole week. Enjoy a new perspective of the beautiful Cavendish region on the 70 foot Ferris Wheel or ride the largest steel roller coaster in Atlantic Canada, aptly named the Cyclone. Check website for rates and further details.
Although Canada is known for its extremely cold climate, there are several places where one can soak up the sun and get a nice golden tan. One such place is the Cavendish Beach, which is located within the Prince Edward Island National Park. This beach is frequented by visitors who wish to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. It is equipped with a parking lot as well as facilities like toilets, changing rooms and a cafeteria.
At Cracker Creek, children and parents alike will enjoy mining for gems and fossils. Cracker Creek teaches real mining techniques to wash away sand and reveal the hidden riches so this afternoon activity is entertaining and educational. Located very near to Mariners Cove Miniature Golf and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Cracker Creek is a great addition to a day packed full of family fun.
Imagine all characters from the Anne of Green Gables came hopping by to say hello to you? That is exactly what happens in the Avonlea Village, a fictional recreation of the village from the book written by Lucy Montgomery. You can go around the village and participate in the different competition held here or simply stand by and listen to the fine country tunes. Take a picnic basket along from the office and go on a outing with the characters that will entertain you all through out. To know more about the place, check the website.
The Green Gables Heritage Place is a beautiful rural farm that dates back to the 19th Century. This tranquil farm served as an inspiration and later as a setting for the celebrated novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery's most popular novel, Anne of Green Gables. Hordes of tourists and fans of the novel come here quite often to have a glimpse of this beautiful farm that served as a setting for this famous novel. Check website for daily-changing hours.
The Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site is where this talented writer brought Anne of Green Gables to life. In actuality it was David Jr. and Margaret Macneill’s, her grandparents’ farm. The write also wrote other classics like The Story Girl and Kilmeny of the Orchard here. After she died the house was declared a historic site that is now open to the public to come and see what inspired the writer to create that story. Check website for varying dates.
Rustico was the home to many Acadians after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House preserve the legacy of the Acadian lifestyle. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum recreates the 1800's, housing exhibits on banking and the Acadian way of life. The Doucet House holds countless period antiques and furniture. It is the oldest house in the Rustico area and quite possibly the oldest house on the island.