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This Fall, Beat the End of Summer Blues With a Getaway to Canada’s Gentle Island




Prince Edward Island operators offering special low rates and packages for the fall season

Clam Digging on Prince Edward Island, Canada

Clam Digging on Prince Edward Island, Canada

CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2009) - Summer may be over, but travellers can beat the blues by booking a fall getaway to Prince Edward Island. Tourism Prince Edward Island (TPEI) has announced that many of the Island's operators are offering an additional 20 per cent off of the already reduced off-season rates for hotels, cottages, B&Bs and inns for stays until October 15th, 2009.

"Not only are PEI's operators offering incredible deals this season, but there is nothing quite like fall on Prince Edward Island," said Brenda Gallant, Director of Marketing, Tourism Prince Edward Island. "Between the beautiful colours, stunning views and incredible food, it's a season not to be missed."

PEI is known as the "Gentle Island of Rejuvenation", and offers both a restful vacation experience and the option to take part in a number of activities. Visitors can blend once-in-a-lifetime experiences like becoming a lobster fisherman for a day and clam digging, with travel favourites such as golf, cycling, cultural events and walking along the beach at sunset. To take advantage of the fall travel discounts, travellers can book at tourismpei.com or call 1-800-463-4PEI (4734).

Prince Edward Island has a great deal to offer this fall season, with culinary and cultural festivals taking place in September and October:

Fall Flavours

PEI's resident Food Ambassador, Chef Michael Smith hosts Fall Flavours an Island-wide culinary festival featuring more than 150 culinary and cultural events taking place in communities across Prince Edward Island from September 25th to October 4th. Visitors can join local hosts while they pick potatoes, catch lobsters or harvest oysters, with each unique experience offering an educational component and a tasting or cooking opportunity.

Summerside Fall Festival

From September 20th until October 31st, Summerside's residents celebrate the fall season while decorating for the harvest season with scarecrows and other festive items in the Summerside Fall Festival.

Island East Cycling Event 2009

People of all ages can enjoy a scenic and social Island East Cycling Event 2009 on PEI's Confederation Trail from October 2nd to 4th. Prince Edward Island's trails offer unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, artists, historians, photographers and anyone looking for a quiet place to spread a blanket for an afternoon picnic.

Riverdance

Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance is making its only appearance in the Maritimes for 18 Farewell Performances at The Charlottetown Festival October 2nd to 17th.

About PEI

PEI is the smallest of Canada's provinces in both size and population. Its 140,000 residents play host to 1.2 million visitors annually and tourism is the second largest contributor to gross domestic product. PEI is renowned for its scenic beauty, fresh farm produce, abundant seafood, relaxed pace of life and the warmth of its residents. Easily accessible by air, sea and the longest bridge in Canada, PEI offers premier accommodations, top Canadian golf resorts, the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and a variety of outdoor activities for all ages and paces of life. To learn about PEI, visit www.tourismpei.com.


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