Welcome PEI | Experience the Island like a Local
Once upon a time, the Ferry was the only way to get to Prince Edward Island, some say it still is!  Make the journey to the Island an unforgettable part of your PEI vacation. Come aboard, lounge on the viewing decks and enjoy the sea-salt air as the wind whips through your hair and you soak in some rays. In the summer months, follow the sounds on deck to the toe tapping live Maritime music and join in the sing along! The crossing is 75 minutes and Northumberland Ferries has up to nine departures daily from each port in peak season. COWS Ice Cream, Prince Edward Island’s most famous summer treat is available on board the mv Confederation. Taste test the creatively named ice cream flavours if you can’t decide on just one.  With so much to see and do onboard the mv Confederation and mv Holiday Island ferries, you’ll hear the... More

How to Get Here

Gorgeous view of Prince Edward Island from an Airplane.

Soar through the Clouds

Connecting to Prince Edward Island has never been easier with direct flights from four major hubs. Charlottetown Airport offers direct flights from Halifax, Montréal, and Toronto on a year-round basis and Ottawa on a seasonal basis.

On a clear day you will soar through the clouds and descend over the Island to capture a view of the rolling farm fields and red clay shores. The contrast of colors from the air resembles a beautiful patchwork quilt.

Insider’s Tip: If you haven’t planned out your entire PEI vacation, the Visitor Centre in the airport arrivals has state of the art vacation planning tools where you can map out your stay and things to do on massive touch screen counters!

Ferry Boat headed to Prince Edward Island.

Relax on Deck

When you take the ferry you arrive to the Island the way it was meant to be seen – by water. You will meet the ferry at Caribou, Nova Scotia and travel across the Northumberland Strait to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island.  During the 75-minute trip you can listen to live maritime music or sit back and relax to catch some rays on the deck.  Northumberland Ferries Ltd offer ferry service from May to December.

Insider’s Tip: For your trip home take the evening ferry around sunset. You will see some of the most beautiful pink and red skies when the sunsets over the blue ocean.

 

 

Travel to PEI on the Confederation Bridge.

Take the High Road

Travel the Confederation Bridge!  This curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water. It makes travel to and from Prince Edward Island quick and convenient, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 Insider’s Tip: For a scenic view at the foot of the Bridge, take a rest stop at the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre located at exit 51. You’ll want your camera for this pit stop to capture a snapshot of one of the world’s most magnificent engineering feats.