Made famous in the novel “Anne of Green Gables”, Prince Edward Island features stunning seascapes, rolling fields and picturesque coastal villages. The storybook island continues to lure in literature lovers, along with outdoor enthusiasts seeking one of Canada's top national parks.
Things to do in Prince Edward Island
Discover the legacy of Lucy Maud Montgomery at Green Gables Heritage Place, a historic Victorian home that inspired the setting for her beloved novel. Today it’s filled with antiques and other memorabilia inspired by the tale of the red-haired orphan.
Maintained by a not-for-profit society, the Point Prim Lighthouse is one of the oldest on Prince Edward Island. You can stroll around the grassy grounds, peer into the keeper's cottage, visit the museum and climb up to the lantern room for sweeping views over the Northumberland Strait.
Prince Edward Island National Park showcases the natural beauty of Canada's Maritime provinces. It's strewn with rugged sandstone bluffs, rolling sand dunes and lush coastal wetlands where you can spot endangered birds like the piping plover. Spanning across the island, the 435-kilometre Confederation Trail is considered one of the most scenic cycling routes on the planet.
Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's top culinary destinations, offering a fantastic farm-to-table food scene and fresh seafood. Don't miss New Glasgow Lobster Supper, a local institution that's been serving mussels, chowder and lobster suppers since 1958.
Getting around Prince Edward Island
A rental car is best for exploring Prince Edward Island. Flat terrain and well-maintained trails cater to bicycling. Charlottetown Airport is the island's main travel hub, located eight kilometres from the town centre.