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Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest and only island province is charming and picturesque, with a distinctly local feel despite its stature as a popular tourist destination. Perched to the far east of the country in the Bay of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island is perfect for those looking for a leisurely getaway with local authenticity. Natural beauty, from the pastures the heroine of Anne of Green Gables grew up on to the copper-hued sand dunes and beaches, meets rich cultural history, thriving outdoor adventure, and an impressive farm-to-table culinary scene.

Visit Historic Sights - Cavendish, also known as The Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, is the most visited site on Prince Edward Island. Lucy Maud, the author of the series, based her book’s setting on this Victorian mansion, which is now a national heritage site and part of a larger national park. Even if you haven’t read the books, it’s worth a visit for the immaculate grounds. Province House, Government House, and St. Dunstan’s Basilica are other architectural gems on the island.

Get in Touch With Nature - Prince Edward Island is known for its beautiful rust colored beaches, saturated sunsets, and quiet parks. Spend your days lounging and taking in the beauty, whether from Victoria Park or Greenwich Dunes, Cape Bear, or other numerous, smaller beaches. Along the coast, you’ll find tiny, delightful fishing villages, like Georgetown, Northport, and North Rustico, which are all worth visiting for a few hours.

Eat! - Prince Edward Island is known as “Canada’s Food Island,” and for good reason. Oysters, lobster, shellfish, and famed Prince Edward Island mussels fill the surrounding waters. Meanwhile, local farmers provide an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Add award-winning chefs to put it all together, and you have a thriving restaurant scene and ‘field to table’ culinary tour program. Because of the economic benefits fishing and farming bring in, food is the single most significant contributor to the Prince Edward Island economy. That’s great news for tourists, who can rest assured knowing it’s hard to have a bad meal during your stay.

On Prince Edward Island, a relaxed vibe meets adventure, beauty, and mouthwatering delicacies. It’s the perfect getaway, and a place you’ll be daydreaming about long after you’ve returned home. 

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