Tour Coordinator Emilie here! I had the opportunity to go on the South Shore Magic and Confederation Bridge Private-Tour on April 13th with experienced Driver-Guide Jack DesRoches, and new Driver-Guides Mark Lanigan and Donalda Docherty. I was also able to talk my husband into coming along with us! Although the day was fairly wet and rainy it still made for a fun time exploring the Island.
First we took a walk around the historic fishing village of Victoria by the Sea. Founded in 1819, this quaint village served as the third largest seaport on the Island. Now home to many summer business Victoria by the Sea is a must see when visiting Prince Edward Island.
Although not open for the season, Victoria by the Sea is home to the delightful Island Chocolates. Opened in 1987, this family run business is one of my favorite stops. Their chocolates are like little bursts of heaven in your mouth.
After visiting Victoria by the Sea we made our way to the the Confederation Bridge, where we were able to have an up and close look at the 12.9 km bridge that connects Prince Edwards Island to New Brunswick.
It is amazing to see how vast of a structure the bridge is when you are standing up close. At this site you can get so close you can reach out and touch it. The area is also home to a monument that honors all of the workers who were involved in helping build the bridge, as well as those who worked on the ferries.
My favorite stop on the tour was to Shop & Play in Borden-Carleton, PEI’s largest gift shop. Full of wonderful Island souvenirs and a chance to dress up like Anne of Green Gables.
The gift shop is full of Anne souvenirs, as well as PEI beach themed treasures.
I’ll just leave this here…my husband is a trooper.
Overall it was a wonderful day getting to explore the Island with my colleges and husband. I can’t wait to revisit some of the places we went to in the summer months.