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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island: A Proud History
Fast Facts
  • Population: 140,204
  • Size: 5,660 sq. km. (2,190 sq. mil.)
  • Capital City: Charlottetown
  • Time Zone(s):Atlantic DST
  • Minimum Age for Unrestricted Driver’s License: 17 years
  • Minimum Age for Gambling: 19
  • Alcohol Consumption: Legal age is 19
  • Highest Point: 152 m/499 ft., Queens County
  • Lowest Point: Sea level, Atlantic Ocean

The nation's smallest province in terms of both size and population, Prince Edward Island is also known as the “Garden of Canada” because it is one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada.

Many of the residents are humble farmers tending to crops of potatoes, turnips and grains while raising livestock. Though the communities are quiet and peaceful, Prince Edward Islanders welcome visitors with open arms and encourage newcomers to explore the province at their own leisurely pace. Visit the many secluded and relaxing beaches, dine on local hand-made cuisine, and discover your new home away from home.

Although it appears small and modest, PEI played a major role in the development of Canada. More than 100 years ago, a small group of elected officials met at the Charlottetown Conference: a meeting that laid the foundation for Canadian Confederation in 1867.

Visitors still gather to travel back to 1864, and relive the exciting events that led to the creation of this nation. Join the Confederation Players (interpretive guides in historic costumes) who will teach you about the history of the Island, and the history of Canada.

Whether you come to Prince Edward Island to visit the city of Cavendish, the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic series “Anne of Green Gables,” or to drive across Confederation Bridge, you’ll find new memories around every corner.

The tourists to PEI can enjoy a variety of leisure activities, including beaches, various golf courses, eco-tourism adventures, touring the countryside, and cultural events in local communities around the island.

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