Explore Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island – Canada’s Food Island! There are many advantages to a small island, especially this one. The land here is rich, producing a bounty of fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. Our waters teem with fish, as well as lobster, oysters, and other shellfish. Ask almost anyone in the world where the best mussels come from, and they’ll tell you: PEI! Our farmers and fishermen provide the ingredients and our award-winning chefs turn those fresh ingredients into culinary masterpieces.
Anne of Green Gables Country
PEI is the inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, Tourists travel from all over the world to experience the stories and tales of this fiery red-headed orphan. Green Gables Heritage Place – designated a national historic site was inspired by the tales of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Dalvay-by-the-Sea is also listed as national historic site that reside within the Prince Edward Island National Park. These exquisite homes are only the beginning of what you will find while visiting The Island!
Beauty by Land and Sea
The Island’s landscape is best defined as relaxed and breathtaking; with beaches that sing and others that stun visitors with their pristine blend of rustic solitude and splendid red sand, PEI’s sandy expanses continue to receive raves from all over the world. Rolling fields enriched with harvest and others with cows and horses grazing along with roadsides blooming with the colourful bliss of purple, blue and pink lupines are just a few of the many sites you will find throughout Prince Edward Island.
Festivals and Events
In spring, things really start to heat up on the Island; the Ceilidh at the Irish Hall begins in May, and the College of Piping in Summerside hosts the annual Highland Gathering. Then, it is pretty well non-stop party time until October, so be sure you are ready for an entertaining vacation when you plan your Island visit.
Besides all the wonderful annual events, watch for some newer activities such as: Festival of Small Halls in June; Fall Flavours in September; the Jazz & Blues Festival; the Cavendish Beach Music Festival featuring many of the best country artists; garden concerts and even a ceilidh on the water!
Did we forget anything? Actually, a lot. Search for festivals and events happening on the Island! Be sure to also check out the events listed on Festivals & Events PEI.
The Birthplace of Canadian Confederation
Enriched with Culture and Heritage, Prince Edward Island is known as the birthplace of Confederation. In 1864, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met in Charlottetown to form the new nation. It was a richly eventful time. But archaeologists have found evidence of early Mi’kmaq settlement that dates thousands of years before the historic Charlottetown Conference.
The History of Canada’s Peoples
The beauty of the land, the living Celtic, Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage, and the smiling faces and warm hospitality of Islanders make PEI a special and unforgettable place to visit.