Camping in PEI

I’ve really wanted to go camping in PEI for a while now and on a bit of a road trip. In fact, it’s in my 2019 Bucket List post below. I haven’t been camping in PEI in years. I think I was a teen or in my early 20’s when I last went with my parents. Well, we will be going in July! Over my birthday weekend, I have booked us 4 nights at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park! $150 for 4 nights I figured why not! So we will be spending a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. I am excited about visiting the West Point Lighthouse and maybe some other lighthouses and walk the beautiful beaches.

West Point Lighthouse. Photo credit: Welcome PEI

We’ll be driving up Thursday morning, roughly a 6-hour drive, July 4th and crossing the Confederation Bridge and then through Summerside to visit family then on to the provincial park and then back again on the 8th. That will leave us all day the 5th, 6th, and 7th to explore the island. I have been across Confederation Bridge before in someone else’s vehicle but this will be my first time driving over the bridge myself. Little apprehensive of that not a fan of heights but the sides are pretty high. I did go across once in Dad’s 18 wheeler and was able to see over the sides. I remember it being both scary and beautiful!

The Confederation Bridge. Photo credit: The Star

I am so excited about this trip and camping. We haven’t gone camping since our honeymoon almost 3 years ago. We got a new tent for Christmas last year but with me getting hurt last summer we never got to use it. I can’t wait! We plan to do some picture taking, hiking, geocaching and drive around western PEI as well as swim and enjoy the beaches and maybe do some beachcombing. We will come back another year and do Charlottetown and eastern PEI if we don’t get a chance. I am really unsure time wise if we will get there this trip but if I can we will. I have to research it a bit more.

So the countdown to PEI is on! 83 days and counting!

4 thoughts on “Camping in PEI

  1. Oh my, this sounds exciting! I’ve never camped before so I’m really excited for you It’s a great way to unwind and to spend time with the people that matter to you

    1. I’ve camped a lot over the years. It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed immensely. We have great provincial and Parks Canada parks that have camping, some are really rustic and others have showers and working toilets not just wooden outhouses. This will be the first time in years in PEI at all so I am super excited. Eddie loves camping too. My family went 2 or 3 times a year every year when I was a kid.

  2. I think in my teens is when the last time I have went camping as well, unless you count when I campped in my yard after the flood because I don’t count it lol.

    That is such a beautiful lighthouse, I love lighthouses.

    I hope that you have fun on your trip

    1. Thanks! I’ve been camping since then, just not to PEI. I wouldn’t count camping in your yard due to a flood either lol. What a sin! I’m sorry you had to go through that. Floods aren’t fun, whether from rain, mother nature or a burst pipe

      We will definitely be going to that lighthouse. It’s right in the park we will be camping at. I am really hoping we might be able to find a waterfall somewhere as well to take pictures of.

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