Prince Edward Island: Top Attractions

Prince Edward Island may be small but it has no shortage of activities. Aside from the well-known attractions such as the Anne of Green Gables house, its beaches and its golf courses, the island is home to Charlottetown, the Birthplace of Confederation. The PEI National Park offers a stunning 19th century house now converted into a hotel and the Greenwich beaches. Meanwhile, there's fishing in North Lake or you can taste the seafood in any of its charming villages, towns and communities. In this WatchMojo.com video, we take a look at some of the top tourist attractions found in Prince Edward Island.
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The Top Attractions of Prince Edward Island


This lovely island is Canada’s smallest province. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be taking a look at some of the attractions you need to see while visiting Prince Edward Island.

Charlottetown


Located in the south, PEI’s capital Charlottetown is the province’s largest city. Baptized the Birthplace of Confederation, it is home to the Province House, where many meetings of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference were held.

Confederation Bridge


Also in the south, you’ll find the village of Borden-Carleton, which gives you access to the Confederation Bridge. Built over the Northumberland Strait, this bridge connects PEI to New Brunswick via the Trans-Canada Highway.

Wood Islands Ferry


If you’d like to try a more scenic crossing of the Strait, or are headed to Nova Scotia, you can choose the Wood Islands Ferry.

Dalvay-by-the-Sea


The stunning Prince Edward Island National Park is a must-see. It is home to Dalvay-by-the-Sea, which features a late nineteenth century summer house built in the Queen Anne Revival Style. This residence now serves as a resort hotel and is found on a national historic site.

Greenwich


Though Basin Head and Brackley Beach may be more famous, the PEI National Park is also blessed with the white sand beaches of Greenwich. This area is notable for its flora and fauna and its impressive sand dunes, which you can view from the boardwalks.

Malpeque Bay and Darnley


PEI depends on fishing as one of its main industries, and therefore it is known for its seafood. While visiting the community of Malpeque Bay, be sure to savor fresh oysters, lobster and mussels, and stay in any of its excellent accommodations. Near the bay, you can also take in beautiful views of the dunes and water from the cottages and vacation homes of the Darnley community.

North Lake


To experience the thrills of giant bluefin tuna fishing, head to the world’s Tuna Capital at North Lake. If you’re more of an observer, then book a scenic tour for whale, seal or bird watching instead.

French River


If you’d like to catch men and women at work, then there’s the fishing-based village of French River and its many traditional houses.

Montague


The town of Montague sits astride a river of the same name and is home to a marina. Because of this, both fishing and farming are important to the area. You’ll also find a wide variety of fresh organic produce at the Fortune Organics farm in Rollo Bay.

Full of Attractions


Just because Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do!
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