A collection of inspiring images.
Red sandstone cliffs define the shore at Darnley.
Page 2. The Island is surrounded by brilliant red cliffs and endless beaches, Eglington Bay.
EV ERYONE can use a little islandness in their life.
Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that special something that you feel when you are on Prince Edward Island. You will recognize it, but you may not be able to put your finger on exactly what it is. Is it the salt in the air, the red cliffs that line our sandy beaches, the cuisine, or the people who welcome you? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all this and more. This intimate collection of images reflects the islandness of Prince Edward Island. Enjoy.
Lupins line Island roads and fields in spring, like here in Sea View. Page 5. Farmer cultivating potato fields overlooking the Confederation Bridge, North Carleton.
Fishing boats at rest during late spring, French River.
Traps and buoys are all ready for the start of the lobster fishery, Skinners Pond.
Page 6. Fishers at the end of a long day at Red Head Harbour. ISLANDNESS
Experience the life and culture of French pioneers at Roma at Three Rivers.
Page 8. Experience traditional Miâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;kmaq culture at the annual Lennox Island and Panmure Island Pow Wows.
WE ARE OVE RFLOW ING with cultural pride and want to share our traditions old and new. Join us for a taste of Scottish, Irish and Acadian traditions or celebrate our expanding diversity. Get a glimpse of the historical legacy and practices of the Miâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;kmaq. The Island culture is diverse and rich. You can taste it at food festivals. You can feel it while exploring the coastline, towns and historic areas. You can see it in the beautiful work of our artisans. You can hear it in the music that is the heartbeat of Island culture. Just like the tides, our culture is ever changing. ISLANDNESS
Three coastal scenic drives trace the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coastline, Park Corner shown here, Central Coastal Drive.
Page 11. Harvesting grain near Emerald. Agriculture, fisheries and tourism are the Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary industries.
Boardwalk along the marina on Charlottetownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenic waterfront.
Summerside is proud to be home of the College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts.
Page 13. See Sculptures of historic figures, like the two John Hamilton Grays, in Charlottetown.
Explore the grounds and the original house at Green Gables Heritage Place, Cavendish.
Page 14. During winter the site at Green Gables Heritage Place takes a break to recharge.
WHEN THE NOVEL Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting, Prince Edward Island. As the book became popular around the world, it’s likely that many readers had no idea where Prince Edward Island was. They may have even wondered, “Is it a real place?” Today, millions of the book’s fans have made the trip to PEI and discovered the land that captivated Anne in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stories.
Page 16. PEI produces more than 40 million pounds of mussels per year and are the top selling mussels in North America.
Lobster Suppers have been an Island tradition for over 60 years, New Glasgow.
The Island takes on a whole new perspective from water level, Canoe Cove.
Fall is the perfect time to explore the trails at Mooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pond.
Page 19. Catch the sunset, and your breath, at the West Point Lighthouse.
Greenwich, PEI National Park showcases quiet beaches and immense sand dunes.
Page 20. Pools and sand ripples during low tide at Bellevue Cove, on the south shore.
T H E BE ST PART of being on the Island is being surrounded by beaches and ours are nothing short of world class. It is hard to choose which beach to visit first, our 1100 kilometres of shoreline is all beautiful. You can choose the south side of the Island for warm water and red sand, or check out the north side which has pristine white sand and rolling surf. Have a snooze in the sunshine, breathe in the salt air, take a dip, search for starfish, make the sandcastle of your dreams, and watch the sun set over the ocean. There is nothing quite like it. ISLANDNESS
Grand views of the shoreline await at Kildare Capes.
Fresh wash on the line, North Rustico, PEI National Park. Page 22. Festivals and events celebrate PEI culture all across the Island. ISLANDNESS
The Red Fox is a common, and beautiful, sight on the Island.
Curious Red Fox pup checking out some lupins. Page 25. PEIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protected Scenic Heritage Roads are often sheltered with a shady canopy of trees.
The Island has more than 25 amazing golf courses, like the Links at Crowbush Cove.
Page 26. The paved bike path in the PEI National Park follows the coast and offers spectacular views.
B EIN G SURROUNDED by water can only mean
one thing: fun is going to be had. Dive in and experience the warmest waters north of the Carolinas. Here you can swim, kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, kiteboard, or go parasailing. Prince Edward Island is often described as a cyclistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream, with scenery worth slowing down for, and trails that will make your heart race. Experience the Confederation Trail, 449 kilometres (279 miles) of rolled stone-dust surface that will lead you tip-to-tip across the Island, with stops in small towns along the way. If thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not your idea of fun, we also have golf, horseback riding and so much more. ISLANDNESS
Gentle waterfall at Knoxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dam, Montague. Page 29. The Confederation Trail wanders all across the Island from tip-to-tip, shown here at Hermitage.
Peaceful sunset at the Summerside Marina.
Touring the farm at Green Gable Alpacas in Birch Hill. Page 30. Guided trail ride along the river and beach, Brudenell.
The floating boardwalk leading to the shore crosses protected wetlands at Greenwich, PEI National Park.
The Lady’s Slipper is PEI’s provincial flower and is found in early June.
Page 33. Spectacular sand dunes and the pristine beach at East Lake.
Holstein cattle posing for the camera at Oyster Bed Bridge. Page 34. Lighthouse and lupins in the quaint village of Victoria-by-the-Sea. ISLANDNESS
Canola fields and sandspit combine to make an exceptional photogenic scene, Springbrook.
Page 37. Cape Tryon lighthouse overlooking ice floes during winter.
Tranquil countryside at Lairdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pond, near Morell.
Page 38. Deep-sea fishing is great fun for all ages, Souris.
Potato fields are part of the landscape on the Island, like here in Little Harbour.
Sand dunes overlooking famous Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park. Page 41. The campground and endless beach are popular features of Red Point Provincial Park.
Confederation Bridge, Borden-Carleton
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www.tourismpei.com ©2020 Tourism PEI. This booklet is published by the Prince Edward Island Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. Front cover photo, East Point; back cover, North Rustico. Photos by: Paul Baglole, Patricia Bourque, Alex Bruce, Stephen DesRoches, Yvonne Duivenvoorden, Carrie Gregory, Stephen Harris, HK, St Clair MacAulay, Brian McInnis, Sander Meurs, Emily O’Brien, Evan Schiller and John Sylvester.
The ferry crossing at Wood Islands.