Prince Edward Island overview
Whether you’re looking for island landscapes, peace and quiet or the home of Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island is your destination. Commonly referred to as the “Garden of the Gulf”, Prince Edward Island is graced with natural beauty. It is Canada’s smallest province, but what Prince Edward Island lacks in size it makes up for in culture and scenery. Thanks to the millions of travellers who book flights to Prince Edward Island every year, tourism remains one of the largest economic providers to the island.
The island can be a haven for those travellers seeking respite and recluse from the common world, but what most people don’t know about Prince Edward Island is its vast history. Prince Edward Island’s capital, Charlottetown, was homebase to the Charlottetown Conference where the Confederation of Canada was established in 1864. Today, flights to Prince Edward Island land in Charlottetown where visitors can tour Founders Hall, the Confederation Center of the Arts, and Province House (the second oldest active Canadian legislature).
Whether you travel to Prince Edward Island by plane, ferry or car, there is a world of opportunity waiting in this small Canadian province.
Prince Edward Island climate
The Prince Edward Island climate is mild, tempered by the warm Gulf of St Lawrence waters. Summers tend to be warm, with very low humidity and temperatures are usually in the 21-26 degrees range, sometimes reaching the 32 degrees mark, with July and August being the warmest months. Winters can be cold and snowfalls common from November to April. Temperatures range from -3 degrees to -12 degrees and storms in winter can be severe. Spring and autumn are great times to travel to Prince Edward Island as both seasons bring a riot of colour to the island and temperatures are moderate.
When to fly to Prince Edward Island
Summer months of July and August are the best times to book flights to Prince Edward Island. This peak tourism season is short, but worth the trip. Most attractions are only open during July and August.
If you travel to Prince Edward Island from September through June, stay in Charlottetown so you can be sure the restaurants and shopping areas are open.
Prince Edward Island insider information
Take a bike ride on one of Prince Edward Island's bike trails. Enjoy the scenery and get some exercise, too.
Deep-sea fishing gurus will find plenty to do here. Head to the north coast for some serious swells.
Swimming and sea-kayaking are two of the most common sports on Prince Edward Island. Thanks to more than 1126km of coastline there are plenty of options for water-lovers wanting to get their feet wet.
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