Getting to PEI
Being surrounded by water is no deterrent to visiting the Island. It actually makes the trip that much more fun. Whichever mode of travel you choose, you will notice that Prince Edward Island’s crescent shape is perfect for a grand circuit tour. Start in the east, arriving by ferry at Wood Islands, loop your way around East Point, then all the way to North Cape in the west, before departing by the dramatic Confederation Bridge. Or, reverse the procedure and begin at theConfederation Bridge. In either case, keep in mind that the bridge and ferry tolls are paid only on departure. Have fun and happy touring!
Northumberland Ferries Departing from Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, on a schedule of about every hour and a half from May to late December, the car ferries offer a pleasant respite. The 75-minute trip, spent casually enjoying a chat and a snack, lounging on the deck soaking up the sunshine and sea air, and enjoying some traditional “music on deck,” is often considered a holiday highlight. For details and additional information, check online www.peiferry.com. For detailed sailing schedules, call 1-877-635-7245.
Confederation Bridge A 13-kilometre engineering marvel, the Confederation Bridge is a quick, convenient and fascinating way to arrive on the Island. Connecting from New Brunswick, the toll bridge brings you to the town of Borden-Carleton and the Gateway Village visitor centre and shopping complex. Find more information about the Confederation Bridge by visiting their website at www. confederationbridge.com.
Travel By Air Air Canada offers direct flights from Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto on a year-round basis with additional capacity during the peak summer months. WestJet offers direct service from Toronto on a year-round basis with daily flights from May to October. Delta Air Lines provides seasonal service from New York’s JFK International Airport. For more about flying to PEI, visit the Charlottetown Airport on the web www.flypei.com or tourismpei.com/fly-to-pei.
Come By Train Try out The Ocean and immerse yourself in Maritime culture along the way! Travel by train as far as Moncton, New Brunswick or Halifax, Nova Scotia and continue on to PEI by bus or rental car. See www.viarail.ca.
Take a Cruise A number of major cruise lines stop in the port of Charlottetown each year, so consider arriving by sea! Visit tourismpei.com/pei-cruises.