Things to do

Prince Edward Island has an endless supply of things to see and do and by staying with us, you’ll have lots of money left to do them all! We’ve got so many exiting options, and all within a minutes reach from Glendenning Hall in downtown Charlottetown with sidewalk cafes, boat tours, shopping, outdoor entertainment, live music, theatre, local crafts people, hiking/cycling trails, lots of great festivals and events, and seafood and culinary feasts galore!

Top Notch Tours

Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper while aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch. Located at the Charlottetown waterfront area, only a 5-7 minutes walk from Glendenning Hall.


Paddles PEI rents kayaks and paddleboards by the hour or full day. Customers are invited to travel along the gentle shoreline of the historic Hillsborough River where they will see historic houses, the beautiful Victoria Park coast line and continue up the gentle North River where they will see large homes and the Island’s beautiful shore. Only a 5 minutes-drive from Glendenning Hall or a beautiful 18 minutes-walk along the historic Charlottetown waterfront.


Downtown Charlottetown is alive with theatre. From classic plays to comedies, and musicals, entertainment of all kinds can be found in downtown Charlottetown and all across PEI. Intimate venues to concert stages, the Island is home to some incredible performances and one-of-a-kind productions. Whatever your theatrical preference is, you are sure to find it here: Located only a brief 5 minutes walk from Glendenning Hall.

Culinary Experiences

Charlottetown is a thriving hub of all things cultural, coastal and culinary and is home to one of Canadian Tourism’s signature experiences, culinary bootcamps.
This is a memorable must-do culinary experience on Prince Edward Island in the ultimate foodie’s paradise. From novice to the pros, this culinary adventure entices foodies from all over the world to experience cooking in a fun way that only Culinary Bootcamps can provide! Only a 5 minutes-drive to Glendenning Hall or an historic 18 min walk.

Biking/Hiking Trails

The Confederation Trail was developed on abandoned railway beds, and takes you across the Island, past wetlands and through hardwood groves, through quaint villages, and along sparkling rivers. In the summer season, activity on the Confederation Trail is limited to walking, hiking, running, cycling, and is accessible to wheelchairs. The Confederation trail is literally located right across the street from Glendenning Hall and is ready for your adventure!


Prince Edward Island is a beach destination with more than 800km of beaches along its 1,100km of shoreline. It’s the perfect place to join in the ritual of worshipping where the ocean meets the sandy shore. The beaches here are surprisingly diverse. Each offers something different than the next – whether supervised or unsupervised, vast and placid or quaint and bustling, fine golden sand or vibrant red earth. There is a beach for every taste. The hardest part of your day might be deciding which beach is right for you!

Holland College accommodations are all centrally located and depending what festival or event you wish to "take in", we are sure to be in close proximity. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will only be too happy to assist you in suggesting local hotspots or providing directions.