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Prince Edward Island Holidays

Capital City: Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island (aka PEI or "the island") is one of Canada's Atlantic Provinces and is the smallest province in area and population, but is the most densely populated province. Prince Edward Island National Park extends over most of the central north coast where the majority of tourist destinations are located.

The island is known for excellent beaches and sand dunes, but it is the classic novel Anne of Green Gables that stamps itself so indelibly on the local scene. Hard though it is to imagine, the Green Gables site is one of the most visited tourist destinations in North America, usually attracting more visitors that even Niagra Falls.

Access to the island is by air, ferry (car & passenger) with driving  access limited to just the imposing Confederation Bridge, This structure spans 13 km of open water and connects the island with New Brunswick. The bridge has observation points on the New Brunswick side that provide great photo opportunities.

 

Charlottetown is a quaint town where everything can be seen on walking tours, There are lots of good restaurants and bars and it's also quite close to the PEI National Park. Charlottetown introduced a public transit system in 2005 which provides a bus transportation network throughout the city.  The service does not extend beyond city limits but it does provide reliable, affordable transportation to most city locations.

Summer on Prince Edward Island is a time for cycling and exploring. Although cyclists have to mix it with the traffic, drivers are quite courteous to them. The terrain is mostly low rolling hills with hardly any steep hills.

Things To See & Do

  • The Confederation Trail: Reserved for cyclists and pedestrians, built on a disused rail bed and stretching the whole length of the island.

  • PEI Festivals And Events - an introduction to all the festivals and events held on PEI

  • Visit the many scenic fishing villages and enjoy mouth watering seafood straight from the sea.

  • Malpeque Harbor: The source of famous oysters and a picturesque site featured in postcards and posters with its moored fishing boats, colorful boat houses rows of lobster traps.

  • The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown hosts the annual Anne of Green Gables musical every summer.

  • Prince Edward Island bike tours: Start in Cape North and wind your way to the most easterly point of the island, passing through many lovely villages with lots of opportunity to stop and explore.

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