About Anne (Bongard) VanVlack

Anne is a passionate promoter for Prince Edward County, you'll often see her around The County with camera in hand. Anne has curated the prince-edward-county.com website since 1996, having received numerous awards and recognitions for rural economic development during that time. Anne also enjoys conducting winery tours, it's a wonderful opportunity to meet visitors and to chat with local business owners. Contact Anne at [email protected]

Brave men in kilts

“Canada is a nation of immigrants.” – Canadian Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen Did you know that Highlanders were the earliest European immigrants and settlers in Prince Edward County — and 200+ years later their family names are still well known in The County? They were members of the British 84th Highland Regiment that defended […]

They only come out at night

There is a magical quality to night time. The County’s rural nightlife is very different than urban areas. In the country, darkness is darker, the cicadas are the night music, and fireflies are the flickering lights in the distance. The night lights are brighter in our towns and villages, where you can enjoy live music, […]

Icy scapes

Ice volcanoes/cones Ice shelves Ice shoves Frost quakes Hoarfrost Jack Frost Ice skating Ice fishing Come venture outside in the winter — you may see some unusual ice formations. And there are lots of winter-time activities to choose from! Cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hockey, curling and skating … Or, just cozy up by […]

Picton had two beautiful castles

Not so long ago Picton had two castles, both overlooking Picton Harbour. They were significant architectural and historical landmarks in Prince Edward County.  They’re both gone now, an irreplaceable part of Picton’s identity. Castle Villeneuve Castle Villeneuve (previously called Castle Inn), was a magnificent building on Bridge Street overlooking Picton Bay.  The castle’s restaurant was popular […]

A Tale of Two Winters

Have you ever noticed that snowfall scenes in the movies are dreamy and romantic? Fluffy snowflakes fall gently onto a perfect winter setting, and  everyone is excited that it’s snowing. You can be sure that County residents have a more realistic view of snow. We know that those beautiful white flakes will pile up to […]