Another beautiful province on the Atlantic with all the charm of the sea is Prince Edward Iceland with its capital Charlottetown. It is a sleepy little town with many row houses from the 19th century.
A 19th century lighthouse, the East Point Lighthouse, stands on the most easterly point of the Prince Edward Islands.
With its white and pink sand on a 40-kilometer coastline, there is plenty of relaxation in Prince Edward Island National Park. A variety of leisure activities await here and the local visitor center informs curious holidaymakers about the flora and fauna of the sea. The park has a popular beach, Cavendish Beach, where you can take long walks along red cliffs. Cozy fishing and farming villages also allow tourists in need of relaxation to relax.
Prince Edward Island Key Data
Area: 5,684 sq km, 13th place in the provinces of Canada
Population: 140,402 residents, ranked 10th provinces of Canada (2009, estimate)
Population density: 24.7 residents per square kilometer
Member of the Confederation: July 1, 1873 (7th Province)
Capital and Largest city: Charlottetown (32,174 residents, 2006,Metropolitan area 58,625 residents)
Highest point: 152 m, at Springton in Queens County
Lowest point: 0 m, Atlantic Ocean
Lieutenant Governor: Barbara Oliver Hagerman
Prime Minister: Robert Ghiz
Local time: CET -5 h. From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November: CET -4 h.
The time difference to Central Europe on Prince Edward Island is -5 hours in both winter and summer.
Postal abbreviation: PE
Prince Edward Island Map and Geography
Prince Edward Island is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada and is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The province located in the east Canada is bounded to the west by New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and to the east by Newfoundland.
The total area of Prince Edward Island amounts to 5,684 square kilometers. This makes it the smallest province in Canada and around twice the size of, for example, that GermanS tate of Saarland. The island is 224 kilometers long and 6 to 64 kilometers wide. The capital of Prince Edward Island is Charlottetown. Since 1997, the province has been connected to the Canadian mainland by the 13-kilometer Confederation Bridge. It spans the sound between Borden on the island and Cape Tormentine in New Brunswick.
Because of its gently rolling landscape with many small rivers and lakes, the green pastures and large potato fields, Prince Edward Island is also called the “Garden of Canada”. The highest point in the province only reaches 152 meters. The coast of the island is dominated by sand dunes and sandy beaches in the north, while rust-red sandstone cliffs dominate the southern coast.
Prince Edward Island Landmarks
Prince Edward Island in Canada has some interesting things to offer to visitors.
So you shouldn’t miss the Cathedral Saint Dustan. The Cathedral is located in Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. The architectural style of the sacred building is neo-Gothic.
The first permanent settlement on Prince Edward Island was established in 1720. There is an exhibition about this in the Port-la-Joye-Fort-Amhest National-Historic-Site.
The most visited national park in Canada is Prince Edward Island National Park. The park became famous for its beautiful sandy beaches with gigantic dunes. The park has a diverse flora and a colorful bird life. There are over three hundred different species of birds to see in the park.