Charlottetown is the provincial capital and, as the birthplace of confederation, it is rich in history.
The trip from Borden to Charlottetown along the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1) has three medium size hills. Along this route you will be struck by how green the fields are and around each hill you will be amazed by the changing scenery. It is as if the landspace was created specifically for the tourism industry.
And if seascapes are your thing, hang a right when you get to the village of Desable and travel the Blue Heron Route along Argyle Shore, Canoe Cove, and Rocky Point.
Using Charlottetown as your base, it is a 90 to 120 minute ride to the North Shore and an opportunity to visit the various Island beaches and fishing villages...Brackley, Stanhope, and Dalvay just to name a few.
Again using Charlottetown as a base to visit the eastern end of the Island, it is 180 kms (110 miles) to travel to East Point using the route designated "The King's Byway". Taking St. Peters Road out of Charlottetown, you will travel the North Shore and gulf side of the island. At the halfway point you will find campgrounds located at Campbell's Cove and Red Point.