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Welcome to Prince Edward Island

With an irregular shape and countless bays and inlets, Prince Edward Island has a long coastline. Its communities offer a unique flavor. Treasures await discovery by the RVer in each of its regions.

Explore Prince Edward Island's remarkable regions.

Green Gables Shore
This region is a spectacular piece of Prince Edward Island's acclaimed scenic landscape composed of red sandstone cliffs, white sand beaches, and rolling farm fields.

Devotees of Anne of Green Gables make their way to Green Gables Shore in pilgrimage-like fashion to visit the many sites that pay tribute to their heroine and her creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery. Your first stop will be Green Gables Heritage Place at L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site. Here is the preserved gabled house that inspired the setting of Montgomery's story of the red-haired orphan. Explore the original house and garden, including the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane.

Avonlea Village has recreated the type of rural community where Anne lived with interactive experiences including horse and wagon rides, oyster shucking, spoons lessons, dance lessons, and pig races. Heritage buildings and exhibits set the stage for a memorable day in the community of Avonlea.

Prince Edward Island National Park is home to sand dunes, barrier islands and sandspits, miles of sandy beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, and forests. The National Park also features Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site, the late 1800s summer home of an oil tycoon.

North Cape Coastal Drive
Life along the North Cape Coastal Drive is sea-centric with attractions that include Northport's Sea Rescue Interpretive Centre, Green Park Shipbuilding Museum, and the PEI Shellfish Museum.

A visit to Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House provides an in-depth look at PEI's shipbuilding history. A tour through Yeo House reveals the lifestyle of the shipbarons of the 1800s. In nearby Bideford, a museum recounts the role of the parsonage in the community and the era of shipbuilding.

As you tour the coast watch for the traditional gathering of Irish Moss often with horse-drawn carts. The story of the Moss is told at the Interpretive Centre in Miminegash, where they also serve the intriguing, but yummy, Seaweed Pie.

In the heart of a productive potato farming region, O'Leary pays tribute to its lifeblood at the Potato Museum.

Summerside is a picturesque 19th-century village with old stately homes and tree-lined roads. Learn about the boat building and fishing heritage at the boatshed at Spinnakers' Landing, a unique marketplace with seaside shops built over the water.

Western PEI is rich with ocean-fresh delicacies including Island mussels, snow crab, lobster, and Malpeque Oysters.

Red Sands Shore
Red Sands Shores is embodied in the red sand beaches, red jutting cliffs, and red clay roads.

You'll land in the thick of things if you arrive via the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world.

Visit Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site and discover a fascinating story of settlement and struggle for control of this strategic harbor.

Charlottetown
History comes alive with a guided walking tour of Charlottetown's historic district. Dressed in period costume, the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation will show you what makes this capital city a historic gem. Canada was conceived here when the Fathers of Confederation met at Province House National Historic Site in 1864 to plot out the creation of Canada.

Other historical landmarks include Founders' Hall Canada's Birthplace Pavilion, All Souls' Chapel National Historic Site, Ardgowan National Historic Site, Beaconsfield Historic House, and Fanningbank Government House.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts hosts the Charlottetown Festival and Anne of Green Gables– The Musical. An art gallery displays the work of diverse Canadian artists.

Points East Coastal Drive
Points East Coastal Drive offers 13 golf courses, 34 beaches, six lighthouses, 34 historic and cultural attractions, 24 harbors, 12 provincial parks, six Scenic Heritage Roads, and a national park. The beaches in the east are among the best on the Island. Experience one of Canada's unique natural treasures at the Greenwich site of PEI National Park. The spectacular dune system rises above white-sand beaches and acts as a stunning backdrop to an extensive trail system that includes a floating boardwalk.

A former rail bed, Confederation Trail is a scenic route for biking and hiking from one community to another, or if you're really ambitious, across the entire Island. One of the more scenic stretches of the Trail runs through the village of St. Peters. The Elmira Railway Museum, at the eastern tip of the Trail, tells the story of the railway. While there, you can board a mini-train for a fun tour through the woods.

When hunger hits, an eatery is likely just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Fine dining in cozy country inns is just one choice in the Points East Coastal Drive collection of culinary experiences.

And there's always something happening at the Georgetown Theatre. Evening is the perfect time to find a ceilidh, a spirited celebration of Celtic music that's sure to get your toes tapping. Orwell Corner and Monticello both host these events on a weekly basis in the summer.