Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a Maritime province located on the east coast of Canada. It is the smallest province in Canada measuring 5660 square kilometres (220 kilometres long & up to 6 to 64 kilometres wide). The province includes the main island by the same name, as well as, 231 smaller islands.
PEI is Canada's 23rd largest island. The provincial capital is the City of Charlottetown. In 1864 PEI hosted the Charlottetown Conference to discuss confederation and the formation of Canada (1867), hence the name "Birthplace of Canada".
PEI, Canada is home to many Canadian wonders including the red soil (high iron content which oxidizes when exposed to the air), potato fields (PEI grows a third of Canada’s potatoes) and the delicious seafood (lobster, tuna, herring, clams, oysters, scallops and mackerel).
Other tourism highlights of Prince Edward Island, Canada, based on our experiences, include the Confederation Trail (273 kilometre long hiking, biking, snowmobile, xc ski trail); 90+ sandy beaches (820+ kilometres of shoreline); the Confederation Bridge (12.9 kilometres); the 60+ lighthouses and the PEI National Park (40 kilometres of shoreline).