Prince Edward Island is small in size but incredibly abundant in stunning sceneries, outdoor activities, culinary delights, cultural product, friendly people and authentic experiences. Its size is one of this Island’s greatest assets – you are never far away from your next adventure!
Located off the eastern coast of Canada, nestled between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Island is 5,620 km2 (2,170 sq mi) in size with a population of just over 158,000 people. Primary industries are Agriculture, tourism and fisheries.
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Dive in and experience the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, kiteboard, go parasailing along our 1100 kms of coastline. Prince Edward Island is often described as a cyclist’s dream, with scenery worth slowing down for, and trails that will make your heart race. Discover the Confederation Trail, 449 kilometres (279 miles) of rolled stone-dust surface that will lead you tip-to-tip across the Island stopping in small towns along the way. Get your adrenaline rushing and try a hiking and mountain biking trail, or take it easy as you slow down and stroll along the coast. Go horseback riding, and more.
Some consider Prince Edward Island a golfer’s paradise! With over 400 world-class fairways across Prince Edward Island that accommodate beginners to professionals, your golf game here will be endless, literally! Some courses are so close you could play more than one a day. Challenge yourself with 18 holes or do an easy nine; whatever your preference, you can find it here. Not only are the greens beautiful but wait until you see the views! Some of our courses overlook the ocean or run alongside rivers and trails. Don’t forget to leave some time for the 19th hole to indulge in world-class oysters and refreshing local craft beer & ciders.
Follow the coast and find everything you’ve been searching for. We have three coastal drives for you to explore. With each bend in the road you will discover farmlands, fishing villages, cities, breathtaking views and charming small towns. On the North Cape Coastal Drive, visit houses made of glass bottles, learn about Mi’kmaq and Acadian culture, and see the world’s biggest potato. The Central Coastal Drive takes you by the Confederation Bridge, to Cavendish for playtime, and into Victoria-by-the-Sea for lobster rolls. The Points East Coastal Drive will lead you past 50 beaches, to one of the top ranked golf courses in Canada, to walk over water and parabolic dunes at Greenwich National Park, go back in time with a visit to Orwell Corner Historic Village, and to the end of the world at the East Point Lighthouse. No matter how many times you explore our coastal drives, you will always find a new adventure.
Prince Edward Island is known as Canada’s Food Island. Not only is the Island abundant with fresh ingredients such as mussels, oysters, potatoes, and artisanal cheeses, we have breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Our size is our greatest asset; you can catch and taste fresh seafood in a small fishing village, harvest the land with a farmer and create your own meal with a local chef. The relationship between chefs and food producers are deeply rooted and incredibly strong.
So, what makes us our culinary scene so inviting? The Island’s red soil is great for producing our world famous potatoes with 89,000 acres of potatoes grown annually, we even have a museum dedicated to the spud! Did we mention our lobster? PEI fishers bring in over 20 million pounds of lobster every year! There are two lobster seasons on PEI: May till the end of June, and from August till October. Don’t forget to try a delicious lobster roll before you leave! You’ll find PEI mussels on menus across the world and with good reason Prince Edward Island's mussel industry has grown to a staggering 50 million pounds (22,730 tonnes) and represents 80% of Canadian mussel production. And then there are our world-famous oysters! 8 million pounds of PEI oysters are harvested every year. All oysters are considered Malpeque however various companies have their unique brands offering a variety of flavor from across the Island. For the land lovers, Beef production occurs on 35% of all farms across Prince Edward Island accounting for 500 beef farmers. Local is a way of life on Prince Edward Island, discovered on menus tip-to-tip, local food festivals & farmer’s market! You’ll want to pack your appetite!
The Island culture is diverse and rich. You can taste the local cuisine of small communities, you can see it in the beautiful work of our artisans, experience it by spending time with Islanders during an Authentic PEI Experience, and learn it at one of the many museums. You can hear it in the music that is the heartbeat of Island culture. It’s found on the beaches and along red clay roads. We have an impressive amount of wonderful musicians, dancers, storytellers and writers so it’s only fitting that we boast some of the finest theatre and musical performances in the country. You will find incredible shows across the Island throughout the year. Just like the tides, our culture is ever changing.