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Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island Ferry

Northumberland Ferries Limited – The Ships

The way Atlantic Canada was meant to be explored—by sea.

Let our ferries, the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island take you on a journey across the Northumberland Strait. This 75 minute route runs between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia outside of Pictou. Summertime crossings feature onboard entertainment during peak hours, and an outdoor seating area allows passengers to enjoy the fresh sea air during the crossing. Book the ferry ahead of time for any of the 9 departure times (each side) and save up to 100km in driving on your way from Charlottetown to Halifax, or up to 300km from Charlottetown to any eastern Nova Scotian destination.

Please Note – One way and return reservations are available departing from Wood Islands. Return reservations only departing from Caribou, one way reservations from Caribou are not available. Payment is only required when you leave Prince Edward Island via the ferry or the Confederation Bridge.

What to do in Nova Scotia and PEI

There is plenty waiting for you on both sides of the sea. In Nova Scotia, marvel at the world's highest tides, legendary whale watching, majestic lighthouses, and extraordinary beaches. Nova Scotia has outdoor adventures, vibrant city life, and everything in between. Fall into PEI's easy, relaxed pace and find out why this gentle island is famous for so many things: world-class golf, renowned culinary scene, literary heroine Anne of Green Gables, fun-filled festival and events, and some of the most stunning beaches you'll ever see. And of course, the Island's signature red soil.

  • World-Class Golf

    Scenic, memorable, and challenging golf courses. Some are the most dramatic and Canada, and others rank among the top courses in North America.

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  • The Cabot Trail

    One of the most famous drives in Canada, the Cabot Trail is a spectacular highway carved into the cliffs of the Cape Breton Highlands, with views that defy description.

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  • Wine Tours & Vineyards

    Beautiful lush vineyards, award-winning wines, and spectacular settings. Tour and taste your way through our exciting growing local wine industry.

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  • Scenic Drives

    The Maritime provinces are home of some of the most scenic routes you can imagine. Whether on the open highway or the road less travelled, we were made for road trips.

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