Prince Edward Island

(PEI or P.E.I.; French: Île-du-Prince-Édouard ) is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name, as well as other islands. The is the smallest in the nation in both land area and population. The island has a few other names: “Garden of the Gulf” referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province; and “Birthplace of Confederation”, referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, although PEI did not join the confederation itself until 1873 when it became the seventh Canadian province.

Islanders land cradled in the waves

The call of the brook came up through the woods from the valley of birches with all its old allurement; the mellow air was full of the purr of the sea; beyond were fields rimmed by fences bleached silvery gray in the suns of many summers, and long hills scarfed with the shadows of autumnal clouds; with the blowing of the west wind old dreams returned.

-Anne of the Island,

Who iconicized PEI and said it better than perhaps ? With all of its beauty and natural poetry, this island province offers a little something for everyone.

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