Visit Prince Edward Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s most endearing and smallest province. Home to rose-tinted sandy beaches, brightly painted lighthouses and quaint seaside neighbourhoods, this warm and welcoming isle is well worth a visit.
Once you cross the 13km Confederation Bridge – famed for being the longest bridge over ice-covered waters in the world – you’ll soon see why PEI has been coined the ‘Gentle Island’.
The fairy-tale charm of this place is evident everywhere – from the scenic driving routes and charming local cottages, to the gorgeous homegrown produce and luscious rolling fields. Without wanting to sound clichéd, PEI really is delightful – a fantastic holiday location for families or couples, young or old.
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Indulge in the excellent fresh produce farmed by the PEI locals – especially the seafood.
Check out the local history at the Lighthouse Museum in Victoria.
Snorkel during the summer. Don’t worry, Prince Edward Island has the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, so you’re safe to splash about in them for the afternoon!
Stroll along the waterfront boardwalk of Spinnaker’s Landing, Summerside - pop your head into the local stores and cafes that line the harbour, and hang around for some live music in the evening.
Take in a day of sailing around the coastal bays of the island and keep your eye out for seals!
Do some good old-fashioned re-lax-ing on the shores of the island. You are on holiday, after all!
Circle the entire island by bike, or foot. You can cruise along the 410km Confederation Trail and take in the incredible views. It's the perfect combo of fitness and sightseeing.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Head to Prince Edward Island during June to enjoy the spring blooms before the tourist crowds arrive. July - August is ideal for the countless summer festivals and nightly lobster feasts. And in September, enjoy the golden colours of autumn, and the customary music and food of the Island’s Fall Flavours Festival.
GETTING TO PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
You can travel to Prince Edward Island via flight, rail or boat and the region is serviced by several airlines. The Charlottetown Airport is 3km from the city.