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Prince Edward Island

People cycling along a road next to the ocean
Couple looking out at the ocean from the rocky shore
Top of a light house behind sand dunes
View of a farm across a field
Lavender flowers in a field

From the outside, Canada’s smallest province is all red sandstone cliffs and miles of sandy beaches. But underneath it all, Prince Edward Island is home to hundreds of year-round festivals celebrating everything from Acadian culture to potatoes, the inspiration behind a story of never-ending passion and imagination, the birthplace of a nation, and countless PEI-only experiences—and that’s the beautiful Island truth.

The Birthplace of Canadian Confederation

As soon as you set foot in Charlottetown, you’ll soon discover there’s something about the vibrant seaside capital city. Whether it’s seeing the longest running musical in Canada, exploring the events at Founders’ Hall that led to the birth of a nation, or indulging in some of the best seafood (and potatoes) in the country, Charlottetown has something to completely satisfy both your cultural and historical palettes, as well as your taste buds.

Top Golf Destination

There’s a reason why PEI is considered Canada’s top golf destination. All of our golf courses – over 30 – are only 45 minutes from Charlottetown and 10 of them are included in the country’s top 100 courses.

Beaches for All

The small island claims a handful of beaches. From the singing sands in Souris to the well-known, red sand of Cavendish Beach, you’re sure to find the one that will fit your yearning for castle-building or romantic walks on the beach.

Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s story of a fiery red-haired orphan is one that many few have forgotten. Winning the hearts of readers from around the world with her never-ending passion for imagination, wrap yourself in wondrous of Anne in PEI where it all started.

Island Cycling Adventures

Whether you’re looking to attack the 400-km Confederation Trail or the local cycling loops; hop on your two-wheeled transportation, take the path most travelled and discover the reasons PEI keeps the wheels spinning.

A Cause for Celebration

From the family-friendly Charlottetown Summerfest to the mellow music of the PEI Jazz & Blues Festival to the oyster shucking competitions of the PEI International Shellfish Festival, there are plenty of PEI festivals and events to go around.

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