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Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Where serenity is spirited

Invigorating ocean adventures, incredible red sand beaches and green pastoral landscapes — Canada’s smallest province has many delights. Add in a relaxed pace of life and welcoming locals, and it’s no wonder why Prince Edward Island has long captured the hearts of travelers. 

Epekwitk is one of the earliest names of what’s now called Prince Edward Island, which means “lying in the water.” The name comes from one of the largest Indigenous groups on the island: the Mi’kmaq, who have called the land home for 12,000 years.

There are a variety of ways to broaden your perspectives by experiencing the island through the perspective of the first inhabitants on the land. Learn how to make a traditional craft from an Elder. Feel the energy of a Traditional Gathering showcasing Mi’kmaw culture. Discover the methods for baking Bannock bread under the sand in Lennox Island, while listening to stories of the Mi'kmaq way of life.

Two travelers ride a tandem bicycle cart through Victoria Park in Charlottetown, by the ocean


The capital of the smallest province in Canada has a colossal backstory: it’s where the nation of Canada was founded.


Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in Prince Edward Island, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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Cycling a series of pretty trail bridges to St. Peter's Bay
Great Canadian Trails

Prince Edward Island By Bike  External Link Title

From CAD $1,790 per person

7 days / 6 nights

You’ll bike the most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail discovering small communities, artisan stores, local cafes, heritage buildings, abandoned rail stations and endless sandy beach. 

Scenic view of the lighthouse in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia in Atlantic Canada in the summer evening
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Pass through fields of green and red beaches, dine on succulent seafood and travel the world-famous Cabot Trail on this Canadian Maritimes road trip of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island.

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Wonders of the Maritimes Road Trip  External Link Title

From CAD $2,207 per person

10 days / 9 nights

Embrace the beauty of the Canadian Maritimes on this 10-day Atlantic Canada road trip through spectacular coastal scenery, charming fishing villages and magnificent national parks.