Explore The Area
In the heart of beautiful Prince Edward County
near all the excitement in the county
Sandbanks Summer Village is located in the heart of Prince Edward County, a beautiful island community at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Only 217 km from Toronto and 262 km from Ottawa, “The County” was declared one of Canada’s “8 Great Escapes” by Maclean’s Magazine and has more than 800 km of shoreline.
Artists, musicians, farmers, winemakers, chefs and outdoor enthusiasts all live and work here to create a Canadian destination like no other. Many have moved here to pursue their artistic or entrepreneurial passions. From cheese-making to lavender farming, you will find adventure and something new in “The County.”
Sandbanks Summer Village is just a few minutes away from Sandbanks Provincial Park, the most spectacular beach in Canada.
Come discover the region’s rich cultural life, wineries, fine dining, fine art, and home-grown hospitality.
Sandbanks National Park’s pristine sand beaches, orchards and vineyards, makes it one of the most spectacular and popular hotspots in the country.
Diverse geological features make Prince Edward County a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists. The area is ideal for swimming, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Hikers and bikers can explore The County’s diverse geography at a dozen conservation areas, while bird watchers flock to the County during the spring and fall migratory seasons.
Crowned ‘the gastronomic capital of Ontario’ by The Globe and Mail, Prince Edward County is one of the few places in Canada where you can pair organic, locally farmed delicacies with superb wines produced only steps away. The County’s Taste and Arts Trails – charming, well-marked routes for drivers and cyclists alike – showcase the area’s heritage architecture and streetscapes and feature stops at over 40 wineries, eateries and galleries.
From April to October, The County’s arts scene is in full swing. Seasonal events include an authors’ festival, a jazz festival, a chamber music series, studio and gallery tours, several food festivals such as ‘Taste!’ and ‘Countylicious’, and professional theatre by the Festival Players of Prince Edward County.