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 maritime province 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, L.M. Montgomery
Who iconicized PEI and said it better than perhaps Lucy Maud Montgomery? With all of its beauty and natural poetry, this island province offers a little something for everyone.
- The Government of Prince Edward Island Government official website
- Prince Edward Island at the Open Directory Project
- The Government Prince Edward Island Visitor’s Guide
- CBC Digital Archives – PEI Elections: Liberal landslides and Tory tides
- Confederation Bridge
- City of Charlottetown
- Marine Training Centre
- PEI info
- The official website about the Island Waste Management Corporation
- University of Prince Edward Island
- Genealogy and History