Prince Edward Island is one of four Atlantic provinces located on Canada's east coast. The Island is crescent shaped and resembles a cradle, thus the Mi'kmaq name of Abegweit, which means "the land cradled on the waves." Our rich culture and heritage offer much to be seen and explored and our warm hospitality sets us apart. Every travel destination has its list of things you must do. In Prince Edward Island, it's get outside. To spend all your time indoors on PEI would be like going to a great art museum to read the newspaper. What you'd miss, Running, walking, biking. There are 25 bicycle rental shops on the Island, and with good reason: cycling is a great way to get around.
PEI and beaches. They're practically synonyms. When visitors think of Prince Edward Island, many immediately imagine the smooth warm sand, red sandstone cliffs, soft blue sky, and the white-capped waves of the surrounding seas. We have eleven hundred kilometers of shoreline, much of it in the form of pristine beaches. It's what English, French, Scottish, and Irish settlers first saw when they arrived here centuries ago. And often, it's still the first place visitors head when they arrive today. Our varied venues for the performing arts run the spectrum, from world-famous blockbuster to best-kept-secret status, and everything in between.