Prince Edward Island Holidays

Don’t be fooled by Atlantic Canada’s smallest province – Prince Edward Island is not to be missed and should be included in every Atlantic Canada itinerary.

Immortalised by L.M. Montgomery’s 1912 ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series – this province still draws visitors to view the rolling green hills, quaint villages and scenic farmland that made these books so famous and loved. Roam through the island's colourful countryside, taking in its many miles of beautiful beaches, stunning coastal vistas and rolling green hills and scenic farmland. Take a cycle tour of the north shore coastline, sample delicious seafood, learn about the island's confederation history or just soak up the warm hospitality that makes this gentle island so unique to the areas around it.

This island has authentic Island experiences for everyone to enjoy so explore what it has to offer and create your own memorable experiences.

Destination Highlights
  • Bike through Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Relax on the island's pristine beaches
  • Soak up the nightlife and friendly atmosphere in Charlotte
  • Visit the magical setting of Anne of Green Gables
  • Head out on the water on a lobster boat tour

Time Zone

GMT-4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 6 hours; direct flights from the UK to Halifax, Nova Scotia are available

Currency

CAD-Canadian Dollar

Visa Information

Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.

Language

English

Health Information

No special vaccines required.

Prince Edward Island was made for fun and unique adventures. Don't be put off by the Island's size, there is still plenty of experiences here and it so easy to travel around, meaning you can see and do more. From solo travellers to large families, there are activities to suit everyone from biking, kayaking and fishing to history, lighthouses and festivals. Below are just a few of our favourite things about Canada's smallest and most charming province.

  • Anne of Green Gables

    First published by L.M. Montgomery in 1908, Anne of Green Gables has since become popular around the world and millions of fans still visit Prince Edward Island today to visit the magical setting of these books. Discover the Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish in Prince Edward Island National Park, the museum offers a interesting insight into the inspiration for the stories or watch a popular musical version of the story every summer at the Charlottetown Festival.

  • Outdoor Activities

    There is no shortage of incredible things to do in Prince Edward Island and all the best attractions are in the great outdoors. Hire a bike and cycle along the picturesque 207 mile Confederate Trail, canoe or kayak in the warm summer waters or head to any of the fantastic festivals that the island hold each year, from joining in a ceilidh at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival to delighting your taste buds at the Fall Flavours Festival.

  • History & Culture

    Prince Edward Island is known for its fascinating blend of First Nations, French, English, Irish, and Scottish cultures as well as its role in Canada's confederation history. Visit Lennox Island to learn more about PEI's aboriginal heritage and see the annual Abegweit Pow Wow in August. Learn about the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, one of the most significant political events in Canadian history that led to Canada officially becoming a nation in 1867. Kids will love visiting any of the interesting living history museums to discover how European Immigrants lived in the 1800's.

  • Parks & Beaches

    With eleven hundred kilometres of shoreline and miles of rolling green farmland, it's easy to see why Prince Edward Island is known as Canada's 'Garden Province'. Discover stunning beauty of the Island's North Shore with its unique dune formations, rare plants and animals and over 50 km of hiking and cycling trails in PEI National Park. With so many leafy parks and pristine beaches, whether you prefer to relax in the sun, enjoy a leisurely stroll or capturing an unforgettable sunset, PEI has a park or beach that is perfect for you.

  • Cuisine

    There are many advantages to this small island, the land is rich, producing a bounty of fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products just asking to be sampled. Take the Culinary Trail to discover Island's most unique and exciting culinary attractions from a fresh lobster supper or Malpeque oysters to a PEI potato cooked to perfection. So much of the cuisine here is locally sourced and produced, meaning the shortest possible route from the farm or sea to your plate. If your visit to PEI is in the fall, make sure to arrive hungry as September is Culinary Month, with the International Shellfish Festival and over 75 different culinary events at the annual Fall Flavours Festival.

  • Charlotte, Destination Specialist

    Charlotte

    Destination Specialist

    "Prince Edward Island is also a fantastic wine region - take a vineyard tour to learn how wine is made and to sample some yourself."

  • Katie

    Destination Specialist

    "Cavendish Beach was my favourite to visit thanks to its incredible red sand and rocky cliffs, its even more amazing at sunset."

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