Embrace the differences in Prince Edward Island
Visitors are captivated by the unspoiled coastal beauty of the Island. Red sandstone cliffs, and soft champagne coloured sand make up the seemingly endless beaches that are the backdrop for the neatly kept patchwork of farms and lighthouses that dot the Island. The uniqueness of the Island can be experienced through the warm and welcoming people that provide memorable experiences featuring their local culture and culinary delights.
One of the most visited sites on the Island is The Prince Edward Island National Park which features Green Gables Heritage Place.
When the world-renowned novel Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. Since then, millions of fans have travelled to Prince Edward Island to discover the place that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stories and characters.
Visitors can walk in the footsteps of one of Canada's most celebrated author and immerse themselves in the landscape that inspired the setting of Anne of Green Gables. Part of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables tells the story of both the author, L.M. Montgomery, and her most famous heroine, Anne Shirley. Explore the new visitor centre, original house, 19th century gardens, farmyard, walking trails - including the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane - gift shop and The Cordial Café. You might even meet Anne herself!
Prince Edward Island is home to one Cruise Atlantic Canada partner port member.
Accessible from the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island’s capital has the conveniences of a large city with the warmth and charm you only find in small towns. Charlottetown is a historical hub of culture, artisan shops, renowned restaurants and so much more. Soak in the romance and nostalgia of the postcard-perfect streetscapes and wander along a boardwalk where lobster boats and sailboats cozy up.
The Mi’kmaq are the first peoples of the traditional territory of Epekwitk, Prince Edward Island, calling the Island home for over twelve thousand years. See the beauty of the Island through the eyes of the Mi’kmaq people, experience the culture through the beat of the drum, learn traditional art forms which have been handed down from generation to generation and expand your perspective of the traditional way of life as described by an Elder.
The Island is culturally diverse, along with its Indigenous roots, the history of Prince Edward Island can be traced back to its French, English, African Canadian, Irish, Scottish and Lebanese immigrants.
The Island’s culture remains rich and increasingly diverse, and like the tides, its story is ever-changing.
For more on culture, check out Tourism PEI.
Language: English, French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
Climate: The summer daytime temperatures can range from a very comfortable 68°F to 77°F (20°C - 25°C), with spring and fall temperatures being a tad cooler.
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