Timeless Vacation

Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

Let the mv Confederation and the mv Holiday Island take you on a journey across the Northumberland Strait. This 75-minute car ferry trip operates between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, just outside of Pictou. Summertime crossings feature unforgettable Seaside Experiences, including a showcase of the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer the region has to offer. Outdoor seating areas allow for the opportunity to enjoy the salt spray and fresh sea air during crossing.

Book the ferry in advance for any of the nine departure times (during peak season) and save up to 100km of driving between Halifax and Charlottetown. Relax, stretch your legs, and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. With so much to see and do onboard, you’ll be disembarking before you know it.

Start by tapping your toes to some live music during your journey. Local musicians from PEI and Nova Scotia perform on afternoon sailings from July through September.

Finally, grab a bite to eat in one of the onboard cafés. Enjoy a meal overlooking the Northumberland Strait with a selection of both hot and cold menu items. And don’t forget to save room for dessert—the famous COWS Ice Cream is available onboard the mv Confederation.

Ensure you reserve the crossing of your choice by booking online at or by calling 1-877-762-7245.

— Insider’s Tip —

Hop off the ferry and onto the greens—PEI is home to over 33 world-class golf courses.


Holiday Island
Northumberland Ferries Ltd