Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada, and the smallest of them all. The island itself consists of several other smaller islands. Despite being small, travel to Prince Edward Island is popular among tourists because of its lush greenery. The distinct feature of this province is that it is the only one in Canada without a land border.
Farming is the primary source of economy in the Prince Edward Island. In fact, 25% of the potatoes in Canada come from the Prince Edward Island. It has also beautifully preserved the earlier settlers to the land which includes the Anglo-Saxons, Celtics and French.
The landscape of Prince Edward Island is referred to as pastoral. Hence, you can find mostly lush landscape, rolling hills, mountains and white sand beaches. It has established its reputation for having an outstanding natural beauty. As one of the most naturally beautiful provinces in Canada, travel to Prince Edward Island is a must.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Official Language: English is the official language in Prince Edward Island and all of Canada.
Wi-Fi Availability: There are several locations with free Wi-Fi in Prince Edward Island. You can check it here: http://www.gov.pe.ca/infopei/index.php3?number=1034563&lang=E
Airport/s: Charlottetown Airport is the main hub for flights that travel to Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Visa Required: The visa requirements for travel to Prince Edward Island is the same with that of Canada.
International Driver’s License Accepted? If your driver’s license is in English, you can use it to drive when you travel to Prince Edward Island.
Driving: In Prince Edward Island, you must drive on the right hand side of the road.
Crime: From 2013 to 2014, the overall crime rate in Prince Edward Island saw a major drop (up to 20%). Prince Edward Island has the lowest crime rate in all of the provinces in Canada.
Electrical Adapters: The electrical voltage and frequency used in Prince Edward Island is the same with the rest of Canada: 120 volts and 60 Hertz.
Trivia: The Prince Edward Island is predominantly green, which has earned it the nickname “Garden of the Gulf”.
Travel to Prince Edward Island: Resources
- Tourism Website: Prince Edward Island
- Travel + Leisure Guide to Prince Edward Island
- How to Plan a Trip in Prince Edward Island
- The New York Times Guide to PEI
Where I’ve Been to in PEI