About PEI

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest and greenest province, located off the Eastern Coast of Canada. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and nestled between its Maritime neighbours, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape. Prince Edward Island is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is sized just right for visiting. For more information on Prince Edward Island, please visit the Tourism P.E.I. – Gentle Island website.

Prince Edward Island is accessible by bridge, ferry or air and its major industries include agriculture, tourism and fisheries. Growth in recent years has been seen in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

P.E.I. is also known for the rich cultural history of its founding peoples, the Mi’kmaq, the Acadians, the Scottish and the Irish, and is a lively place with festivals, theatre, concerts, and cultural events.

The Island has been hosting great events since 1864, when the political leaders of the day met to discuss the uniting of Upper and Lower Canada. This important meeting along with its informal social program, Prince Edward Island-style, led to the formation of Canada in 1867 and has resulted in the capital city, Charlottetown, becoming known as the Birthplace of Confederation.

The events haven’t stopped since then, and, in particular, Prince Edward Island is renowned for its sport event hosting capabilities and its strong sport community. From August 15-29, 2009, the Island will stage the largest multi-sport event in Canada, the Canada Games.