Introducing Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island (PEI) is as pretty as a storybook, and it just so happens that the island's depiction in a storybook – Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables – is what has made the place famous. And like Anne Shirley, the heroine of that book, the island is a red-head – from tip to tip, sienna-colored soil peeks out from under potato plants, and the shores are lined with rose and golden sand. Meanwhile the Green Gables–esque landscape is a pastoral green patchwork of rolling fields, tidy gabled farmhouses and seaside villages.
Yet despite the pervasive splendor of the province, the first thing most visitors notice, and fall in love with, is PEI's charm and relaxed atmosphere. The 'Gentle Island' really lives up to its nickname, and the least authentic things you'll find here are the orange nylon braids of little girls in tourist spots dressed up as 'Anne.'
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Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island - Prince Edward Island (Chapter)
Prince Edward Island is as pretty as a storybook, and it just so happens that the island’s de-piction in a storybook (Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables) is what made it famous. The Green Gables–esque ...
Central PEI contains a bit of all that's best about the island – verdant fields, quaint villages and forests undulating north to the dramatic sand-dune-backed beaches of Prince Edward Island National Park. Anne of Green Gables, the engaging heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel, has spawned a huge global industry focused on the formerly bucolic hamlet of Cavendish.
Small Group Tours
5-Day Prince Edward Island Trip from Halifax Including Green Gables Heritage Place
The red cliffs, white beaches and lush green fields of Prince Edward Island await! Departing from Halifax, admire the alluring coastal scenery of Canada’s smallest province as you tour Charlottetown, the island’s capi...