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Taste, Tour, Explore and Unwind

Named ‘the gastronomic Capital of Ontario’ and one of Canada’s most exciting wine regions; Prince Edward County is a great vacation destination. Please your palette with a culinary and wine tasting adventure like nowhere else. This region is brimming with award winning wineries, cider houses, craft breweries, farm stands and fine dining. Creative influence is everywhere in The County with unique artist creations in modern galleries and rustic barn studios.

A day in The County is a day well spent, but never enough – be sure to plan for a weekend or return trip. Embrace the island culture and spend the day wandering the white dune beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park, go antiquing, boutique shopping, visit one of the five museums, attend a festival or take in local theatre. Wherever you end up, the view is awesome, the people are friendly and you’re always within arm’s reach of something fresh from the farm.

  • 2.0hrs from
    Toronto
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    Ottawa
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    Montreal

Prince Edward County at its Best

Wineries and Craft Breweries
Wineries and Craft Breweries
Mustang Theatre
Mustang Theatre
Cycling
Cycling
Arts & Taste Trails
Arts & Taste Trails
County Museums
County Museums

Wineries and Wine Tours

Prince Edward County is home to many passionate winemakers who offer a tasting experience that is delightful and refreshingly unpretentious. Sip award winning wines in rustic barns, on busy patios or overlooking vineyards.

The County’s limestone-rich soil and particularly cool-climate provides a terroir that is prime for producing scores of award-winning wines. Many wineries specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which do particularly well, due to the moderating lake effect on the climate. You’ll find plenty of other memorable varieties like; Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Gamay, Baco Noir plus many more. 

Visit Canada’s fastest growing wine region and designated viticultural area and savour a truly memorable experience. Meet the winemakers who all work tirelessly year-round to produce high-quality wines. And with over 40 wineries to choose from, you won’t run out of options. 

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Start planning which wineries to visit on our searchable trip planner – Explore Now. Alternatively, you can see more learn more with the Prince Edward County Wineries Interactive Planner.

A Honking Good Time

Have a nostalgic evening at the Mustang Drive-In. This is one of the few drive-ins, still in operation and in The County, the Mustang is a must-do! Once dusk hits and people are settled in their spots, popcorn in hand, the honking starts. This is a Mustang tradition and this symphony of sounds happens before the first feature film.

Cruising through The County

With its gently rolling hills, wineries, parks and uncrowded roads, The County is a great cycling destination. The distances between villages and attractions are short, allowing for rest stops. Rentals and friendly bike-savvy staff in Bloomfield and Wellington are there to get you road ready.

The Millennium Trail is a former railway that’s been converted into a 49 km multipurpose trail. This is a wonderful nature trail where you’ll pass by forests and creeks ripe with wildlife like frogs, turtles, beavers and birds.

Discover the Bounty of The County

Plan your visit to wineries, restaurants, galleries, studios, farms and more with the Arts and Taste Trails. Both trails wind though the island and feature uniques stops.  Find a special keepsake, choose a place to dine or explore wineries and experience all that The County has to offer. You can taylor your County experience and indulge in the things that interest you the most.

Arts Trail – Meet the artisans, take part in an in-studio workshop or browse the beautiful galleries. There is no shortage of art to explore in The County.

Taste Trail – Experience the flavours of the island! From farm stands to wineries to 5-star restaurants, there is tons of locally grown goodness to savour.

County Museums

The Museums of Prince Edward County are housed in five unique locations across the island, each with a unique story. In scenic surroundings, they interpret the community’s dynamic heritage with settlement dating from the late 18th Century. 

Step back in time at:

  1. Ameliasburgh Heritage Village  – A pioneer village with a log cabin, barns, blacksmith shop, sap shanty and a dairy and bee-keeping building.
  2. Macaulay Heritage Park – Built in 1830, this historic former church has been converted into a museum. Visitors can enjoy the gardens, Carriage House and beautiful parkland.
  3. Mariners Park Museum – The waters surrounding Prince Edward County have had many uses; from fishing and ship building to ice harvesting and rum running. There are also many shipwrecks have been located in this area and the museum has become the home of multiple treasures from these lost boats.
  4. Rose House Museum  Dating back to the early 1800’s Rose House gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like for the first Marysburgh settlers.
  5. Wellington Heritage Museum – Learn about local history in this Quaker Meeting House that was built in 1885. One of the museums highlights is the Crawford Collection, which conveys the importance of the canning industry in Prince Edward County.

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