Arriving on PEI
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 Prince Edward Island by bus or rental car. VIA Rail and Amtrak (via Montréal) offer services which connect to Moncton, New Brunwsick.
By Bus or Shuttle
Maritime Bus offers daily bus service between Charlottetown, Summerside and Borden-Carleton and over 40 locations across the Maritimes, with connections to Central and Western Canada.
A number of companies offer shuttle services by van to and from Charlottetown (and selected other Island locations) and Halifax. These companies operate from various locations and on different schedules; contact each for details about their specific services.
A number of major cruise lines stop in the port of Charlottetown each year, so consider arriving by sea! Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island, is a top stop on any Canada/New England cruise itinerary. This tiny Island province has a wide variety of enticing shore excursions from culture attractions to culinary delights; all set among some of the most picturesque scenery you'll find anywhere.
Travel the rolling countryside to Anne of Green Gables National Historic Site, the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novel Anne of Green Gables, and find out why people from around the world flock to this idyllic setting. Those looking to experience a truly Canadian outdoor experience often try the kayaking excursions where participants are sure to bring back some fantastic photography of wildlife and scenic coastal beauty.
Many cruise passengers seek out local foods and Prince Edward Island has lots to offer: Malpeque oysters, lobsters, potatoes and a variety of Island berries are all readily available only steps from the Historic Charlottetown Seaport in one of the many restaurants and cafés.
The Historic Charlottetown Seaport provides schedules and updates.