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About Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape. Prince Edward Island is surrounded by miles of crystal sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is sized just right for touring. Visitors to the Island return home not only relaxed and refreshed - they often claim to have been transformed...so come and join us. Island Fact   No place in the province is more than 16 km (10 mi) from the sea. The Island was discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534. The French called the land Ile Saint- Jean while to the British the Island was known as St. John's Island. The Island renamed itself "Prince Edward", in honour of Edward, Duke of Kent (father of Queen Victoria) in 1799. Population - 138,000 Cities - Charlottetown and Summerside Time Zone - Atlantic Soil - Red, due to iron oxide which rusts on exposure to air Land Area - 280 km (175 miles) from tip to tip. Total land area 5,656 sq km (2,184 sq mi) The Island Hymn was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in the spring of 1908. Major industries - agriculture, tourism, fisheries Daily Newspapers - The Guardian, Journal Pioneer 

Here are some links to help you on your way and to plan your Island Getaway:

www.gov.pe.ca/today - Island News

www.experiencepei.ca - Experience PEI

www.festivalspei.com - Festivals PEI

www.golfpei.ca - Island Golf at its finest

www.innsofpei.com - Inns of Distinction

www.annesociety.org - The Anne of Green Gables Society

www.confederationcentre.com - The Confederation Centre

www.farmersbank.ca - The Farmers Bank of Rustico