Arts, Culture and History
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.
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.
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.