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Prince Edward Island, Canada

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How much money will you need for your trip to Prince Edward Island? You should plan to spend around CA$162 ($121) per day on your vacation in Prince Edward Island, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CA$40 ($29) on meals for one day and CA$19 ($14) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Prince Edward Island for a couple is CA$186 ($139). So, a trip to Prince Edward Island for two people for one week costs on average CA$2,262 ($1,688). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Prince Edward Island for one week usually costs around CA$1,131 for one person. So, a trip to Prince Edward Island for two people costs around CA$2,262 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CA$4,524 in Prince Edward Island. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Prince Edward Island can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Prince Edward Island? How much money do I need for Prince Edward Island?

How much does a trip to Prince Edward Island cost? Is Prince Edward Island expensive? The average Prince Edward Island trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Prince Edward Island prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Prince Edward Island
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Prince Edward Island is CA$93. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Prince Edward Island is CA$186.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Prince Edward Island

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Transportation Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Prince Edward Island is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CA$19 per person, per day, on local transportation in Prince Edward Island.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Prince Edward Island
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Rental Cars in Prince Edward Island
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Food Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • While meal prices in Prince Edward Island can vary, the average cost of food in Prince Edward Island is CA$40 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prince Edward Island should cost around CA$16 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prince Edward Island is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • Entertainment and activities in Prince Edward Island typically cost an average of CA$36 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Prince Edward Island is CA$0.84 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Prince Edward Island is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • The average person spends about CA$16 on alcoholic beverages in Prince Edward Island per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Prince Edward Island
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  • On average, people spend CA$9.84 on bottled water in Prince Edward Island per day. The public water in Prince Edward Island is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Prince Edward Island On a Budget
Prince Edward Island Along the northern shore of Prince Edward Island
Known as simply "PEI" or "the island," Prince Edward Island is full of spectacularly red sandy beaches and dunes. The high levels of iron in the soil of this Canadian destination give the shores their rusty, prominent color. As the locals so cleverly out it, "there are no white dogs in PEI."

Prince Edward Island is Canada's only island province, and is also the setting to Lucy Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables.

As an island, this area isn't always easily accessible by car. To drive to Prince Edward Island, you'll have to use the iconic Confederation Bridge that crosses the Northumberland Strait between New Brunswick and PEI. This short, ten-minute drive can be a fun event on its own – complete with scenic viewing stations on the New Brunswick side. There is a hefty toll to pay when returning to the mainland. There are several express shuttles or car ferries available, as well.
The most unique sights on Prince Edward Island are related to the beaches of the province.

To see those scenes you thought only existed on postcards, visit Malpeque Harbour. This Prince County bay is home to famous oysters, picture perfect fishing boats and colorful boathouses that resemble miniature barns.

High Bank's views are a bit more dramatic. The cliffs surrounding this Kings County attraction, give visitors stunning views along the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia and Pictou Island.

If it's a sight from another world you're interested in, visit the Northumberland Strait. Legend says that long ago a ship was seen on fire in this waterway. While many ships sailed out on rescue missions, the closer they got the, the more the ship receded from view. Locals all across Prince Edward Island will swear they have seen The Ghost Ship of the Northumberland Strait.

What better place to see the Anne of Green Gables musical than in the home of the story itself? Visit the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. Every summer this theatre has productions of the musical. After the show, visit the theatre's small art gallery and public library.

Prince Edward Island bike tours begin in Cape North and make their way through Malpeque Bay, along the Bay of St. Lawrence, to the eastern most point of the island. As you glide along, you'll find yourself surrounded by fishing villages like Cavendish, North Rustico and Stanhope.

For an all-inclusive, outdoor hot stop, visit Victoria Park in Charlottetown's west end. Within this area are several recreational and historic sites. The baseball fields, tennis courts, skate park and pool give visitors a wide variety of choices on a sunny day. There is a playground for the little ones, and two historical sites. Fort Edward is an old British fort meant to protect the Charlottetown harbor. Fanningbank, the residence of Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, is on the east end of the park.

For a laid back experience, consider just taking a few scenic drives around the island. Get lost along the back roads and highways. While it is highly encouraged to explore and get lost, there are three, established routes – North Cape Coastal, Blue Heron and Point East Coastal. Each is a unique and special path to wander.
Food and Dining
In the past few years, Prince Edward Island has experienced a big improvement in the quality of its restaurants. Thanks to the changing landscape of travelers, the island has expanded its cuisine options. The traditional, lobster-serving, coastal spots are still around, and should be visited, but if you're looking for a more sophisticated or international meal, there are several additional options.

Once you arrive on Prince Edward Island, there are several options for getting around. Non-metered taxis are available within Charlottetown and Summerside, This is a convenient way, but can be rather costly.

Charlottetown has a public transit system. With a cost of just $2, this is the more cost-efficient way to travel between various locations within the city. If you don't plan to leave the town, this is a fast and reliable system.

In the summer months, cycling is very popular among locals. There aren't necessarily specific bike paths on the roads, but drivers tend to be very courteous to cyclists.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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