While March Break looks a bit different this year, this time off from school and work can be filled with a lot of fantastic family fun that will create memories to last a lifetime right here on PEI! We’ve compiled a list of ways you can elevate any of your March Break plans this year! Psst, you can use your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card to stay, play and PAY for all of the fun we list below! Staycation It’s March Break, and the family deserves a staycation! Grab your stash of Canada’s Food Island gift cards and book a night away at one of our many participating accommodation partners. Local accommodations have created amazing March Break packages that will keep your family entertained during your getaway. The best part of it all is you can pay for your stay with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card. Here is a look at the local accommodations who accept Canada’s Food Island Gift Cards. Western PEI Mill River Resort Summerside Quality Inn & Suites Garden Of The Gulf The Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre Baker Shore Bed and Breakfast Central PEI The Gables of PEI Charlottetown Canada’s Best Value Inn & Suites in… Hampton Inn & Suites Charlottetown Quality Inn & Suites Downtown Charlottetown The Arts Hotel The Great George Hotel The Holman Grand Hotel The Hotel on Pownal Stay-at-home fun Having fun isn’t hard when you have a Canada’s Food Island Gift Card! If you’re planning to stay put at your humble abode over March Break, there are still lots of opportunities to have fun. Dig out your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card and plan for some fun days kicking around at home. Here are some ideas to bring the joy home with you! East Coast Art Party: Order some paint supplies from East Coast Art Party and you and the kiddo’s can paint some masterpieces to show-off in your home! Pure Spa: Head to Pure Spa and pick up some high-quality skincare products, and have an at-home spa day! Ordering take-out: Order some delicious food from a local restaurant to enjoy for lunch or dinner. Take this opportunity to try a new restaurant you’ve been eyeing up! Pro tip: Choose the Restaurant And/or Takeout Category on our Merchant Directory to show all of the participating restaurants on the Merchant Directory. BYOC: Be Your Own Chef: Pick up some of your favourite ingredients at a local producers’ shop, get out your most-loved recipes, and be your own chef! Life gets busy during the school year, and you’re not always able to be creative with your cooking – why not take this time off to test your cooking and baking skills! Pro Tip: Choose the Farmers/Producers and Local Markets Category on our Merchant Directory to show all participating local producers and markets. Shopping spree Whoever said money couldn’t buy happiness must not have had a Canada’s Food Island Gift Card! With a whole week off from school or work, treat yourself to some retail therapy at a locally owned and operated shop. Whether it’s a new vinyl record, a new book, a new outfit, a piece of pottery or a new board game, you deserve something shiny and new to spark a little joy in you! Don’t pay cash or credit. Use your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card to foot the bill. We’ve compiled a list of places you can visit! Clothing & Accessories Caseley’s Bridal Boutique Cool As A Moose Dows Fashions for Ladies Dows Mens Wear Glitter Ghost Clothing and Accessories Isla Clothing JEMS Boutique Luna Eclectic Emporium Northern Watters Knitwear & Tartan Shop Saunders’ Variety Ltd. Handmade gifts Boutique À Point Island Stoneware Oh Hey PEI Stationery and Art Boutique PEI Crafts Council PEI Fox Den Rise Pottery Shoreline Design Inc. South Shore Soaps Two Beggars Whimsea Woodworking Yew Supply Co Music & Books Back Alley Music Bookmark Seaside Bookshop Day trips Wherever you go, go with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card! March Break is the perfect time to hit the open road (most likely Route 2!) and travel to a new part of the Island for a day trip. From Tignish to Summerside, Kensington to Hunter River, Charlottetown to Morell to Souris and everywhere in between, many great communities are waiting to be explored over March Break. Don’t forget to bring along your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card and use it at a local cafe, a retail shop, a restaurant, a local producer or attractions along the way. Use our Merchant Directory to help plan out your day trip! Using the Location’s Tool, you can separate the participating merchants in each part of the Island. Outdoor activities Some time off from school or work? What a breath of fresh air! Use this time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve got some “Greatest Of All Time” level ways to do so with your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card and they include… Goats! Island Hill Farm: Head to Island Hill Farms nestled amongst the rolling hills of Hampshire, PEI. Enjoy an authentic visit to an Island Farm and cuddle up to some cute goats! Check Island Hill Farm’s website for their hours of operation. Alexander and Darlene’s Farm Haven: Alexander and Darlene’s Farm Haven are hosting some March Break Activities between March 15-19th on their farm! Learn to start an organic tomato plant and then say hello to the miniature goats, horses, rabbits and other animals on the property! To reserve a spot at one of the activities, head to their website to check out dates and times. If goats don’t float your boat, then head outside to one of PEI’s many Island trails! If you plan it right, you can stop at a cafe or restaurant to fuel up on snacks, treat yourself after a nice long hike, and use your Canada’s Food Island Gift Card to pick up the tab! Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.