Prince Edward Island is known as the birthplace of Confederation. In 1864, the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met in Charlottetown to form the new nation. It was a richly eventful time. But archaeologists have found evidence of early Mi'kmaq settlement that dates thousands of years before the historic Charlottetown Conference.
Roam our colourful countryside, stroll along the many miles of beaches, golf at a top-rated course, participate in a kitchen ceilidh, browse through our many craft shops, enjoy our Authentic PEI Experiences, or simply laze in a hammock.
The beauty of the land, the living Celtic, Acadian and Mi'kmaq heritage, and the smiling faces and warm hospitality of Islanders make PEI a special and unforgettable place to visit.
If it's something specific you're after, you'll likely find it being made somewhere on the Island. Our skilled craftspeople are busy year-round, producing one-of-a-kind treasures you simply won't find anywhere else.
Our varied venues for the performing arts run the spectrum, from world-famous blockbuster to best-kept-secret status, and everything in between.
Ceilidhs, jazz, classical, pop, rock, country and traditional - PEI has it all! Island wide there are musical sounds to suit every taste.
Many of our visitors are searching for their ancestors, and the Island has many resources to assist with that process.
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