Paradise in Prince Edward Island
by Marie-Andrée Guimont
published April 26, 2012
rating: (103 Ratings)
Country living: Victoria-by-the-Sea
This little corner of the country is as pleasant as its name suggests. Many artisans have settled in to this historic fishing village. But there are, first and foremost, various family businesses that give the area its charm. The village consists of a mere few blocks, so we visited the area on foot to discover all it has to offer.
Victoria-by-the-Sea is a nice place to relax, but also to socialize. Most shops are seasonal, and locals tend to go on vacation after a very busy season. Would that explain their openness and joie de vivre? Definitely! Meet at the local pub (located directly on the pier) in the evening, and they will share everything with you!
Landmark Café – 12 Main Street.
Eugene and his gang definitely warrant a first stop! He works there with his children, and is sure to offer some exciting travel stories. You’ll also notice various relics on the walls. Then, your meal arrives to supplant even Mom’s best recipes, and you and the friendly gang will become fast friends.
Island Chocolates– 7 Main Street.
Each September, this quaint shop is host of the local chocolate festival. What a great occasion to be among the locals and enjoy their famed chocolate pancakes! That said, they also offer chocolate-making workshops year-round.
Victoria Village Inn – 22 Howard Street.
At the time of our visit, the head chef of this establishment was in New York City, representing the province at a culinary event. So we knew we were going to eat well! The menu offered to please your epicurean taste buds, as well as a vast selection of wine.
Are you sold? Click here to consult Prince Edward Island's Visitors Guide!
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