Prince Edward Island
Why don't you visit Prince Edward Island and see the ‘World’s Best Island Destinations’ as named in the Travel and Leisure Magazine’s list. Prince Edward Island may be the smallest province in Canada, but it is long on hospitality. As an island, it is naturally separated from the rest of the world: the pace here is easy, comfortable and relaxed, making it the perfect place to unwind and cast off stress. Named for the British Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, it was originally home to Mi’qmak First Nations people. Subsequently under French and then British rule until joining the Canadian federation in 1873, it is known as ‘The Birthplace of Canadian Confederation’. The primary industries are fishing and agriculture, and more than seventy per cent of the land area is farmland, while the thriving shellfish industry provides excellent lobster, oysters and mussels that are well known for their quality, and exported all over Canada and the rest of the world.
One of its most famous cultural exports is the Anne of Green Gables series of children’s books: written by Clifton PEI resident Lucy Maud Montgomery, the stories revolved around the adventures of a red-haired orphan girl named Anne, who came to live on Prince Edward Island with her adoptive parents. After more than twenty books, Anne lives on in infamy with a thriving tourist mystique built around her character, including a museum, and several long-running theatrical productions. Prince Edward Island also boasts a rich musical culture, with their own brand of Celtic Folk Music being quite popular, featuring a particular fiddling style and step dancing which is unique to the province.