Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest province is known for its friendly locals, red sand beaches, potato farms, and Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, PEI is also a cyclists dream.

It was the first province to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail, with the 'Confederation Trail' reaching from the far west to the far east coast of the island – A route which is known locally as the 'tip-to-tip' trail – with six spur lines to communities on the coast. The trail itself is a modified abandoned railway line, like the majority of Trans Canada Trail sections across the country, and takes you through farmland, hardwood forest, wetlands, rivers, small towns, and charming former railway stations.

As a small island province, Prince Edward Island depends on the land and the sea as the basis for its primary industries – agriculture, tourism, and fisheries.

Apart from the typical tourist sites surrounding Anne of Green Gables and welcoming beaches, visitors are enchanted by the fishing industry (particularly lobster and cod) which is not only enjoyed at the dinner table (including PEI’s famous Lobster Suppers) but also in the form of day excursions such as lobster trapping, clam digging, and deep sea fishing tours.

 

Spring is comfortable with rainfall highest in April. Late May and early June are alive with colour and temperatures usually range from 8 to 22 degrees C (46 to 71 degrees F).

Summer is hot, but rarely humid. Daytime temperatures from July through September are usually in the 20s (70s) and can go as high as 32 degrees C (90 degrees F).

Autumn is clear and bright. September afternoons can be quite warm, evenings cool. Temperatures range from 8 to 22 degrees C (46 to 71 degrees F).

Winter is crisp and clean. Temperatures from November through March usually range from -3 to -11 degrees C (26 to 11 degrees F).