A Trip to Remember

Northumberland Ferries


Join the celebrations as Northumberland Ferries remembers 80 years of welcoming passengers on and off the ferry! The journey to the Island across the Northumberland Strait has always been an unforgettable part of the classic PEI vacation. With up to nine departures daily from each port in peak season, this 75-minute car ferry trip will save you driving and offer a unique journey between PEI and Nova Scotia. Once onboard, head up to the Viewing Decks to take in the panoramic views of the Northumberland Strait. It is quite common to spot seals, birds and often porpoises swimming alongside the ships, so keep your eyes peeled! Summertime crossings feature live music, entertainment and even wine and beer tastings. COWS Ice Cream, Prince Edward Island’s famous summer treat, is available on board the mv Confederation, and the gift shop... 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 area includes highway maps, visitor guides and other publications available on a year-round basis in both official languages.

Ferry Boat headed to Prince Edward Island.

Relax on Deck

Discover a regional tradition on a voyage across the beautiful Northumberland Strait with Northumberland Ferries. This 75-minute ferry trip between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia offers a variety of onboard amenities and services tailored to the Maritime experience. From aboard the MV Confederation and MV Holiday Island, spend less time behind the wheel and more time taking in the beauty of the Atlantic coast, listening to live music, savoring local flavors and catching up over a cup of hot coffee.

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.