Welcome to Prince Edward Island

Halifax at night

PEI is Canada's smallest province, but it's full of fun and unique adventures.

Blue Diamond Tours can show you why Prince Edward Island is the "Gentle Island".

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Custom made Tours of Prince Edward Island

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PEI: The Gentle Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province. Cradled on the waves of The Gulf of St. Lawrence, the island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape.

Our small group bus and coach tours to PEI will give you an experience you simply can't get from a typical tour groups.

Prince Edward Island(PEI) 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. The island is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is perfectly sized for touring. Our small group bus and coach tours to PEI will give you an experience you simply can't get from a typical tour groups.

Photo: Fishing boats moored at Murray River Harbour.

Day One

Travel from Halifax to the PEI ferry at Caribou for a ninety minute crossing. Once we arrive in PEI, we'll explore part of the eastern area of the province including Murray River and Harbour, Montague (via Route 319) and Brudenell before going on to Charlottetown. It's lobster for dinner tonight!

Photo:  Anne of Green Gables House, a small white house with green trim on by the roof.

Day Two

Following breakfast at our hotel, we'll tour Charlottetown, known as The Cradle of Confederation. We'll also visit Province House (where Confederation was conceived), and explore Founder's Hall where we'll learn all about Confederation. Next, it's a drive through the UPEI campus, Experimental Farm area and more. Then we're off to the Cavendish area of the province, known as Anne of Green Gables country. Lunch today will be on your own at PEI Preserves where the restaurant and 'jam-making facilities' are housed in an old butter factory.

We will tour the national historic site, Anne of Green Gables House and explore / tour part of the Central Coastal Drive, including a visit to Malpeque Harbour and Bay (famous for oysters). We'll visit Saint Mary's Church which is the largest 'single-style' church on the island. PEI has approximately 250 churches which is more per capita than any other province in Canada. Dinner tonight will be at a nearby restaurant.

Photo: Red rocky cliffs by a beach, in the background are some wind turbines.

Day Three

After breakfast, we'll explore western Prince Edward Island. Stops today will include:

  • Potato Museum in O'Leary (PEI has over 150,000 acres of land under potato cultivation)
  • Mill River Golf Club (home of the television sports show, The Big Break)
  • A visit to Back Road Art
  • Skinner's Pond, the former home of Stompin' Tom Connors

During the day you'll discover the Irish Moss industry and visit the home port of the largest inshore fishing fleet in Canada. We'll stop at Saint Simon & Saint Jude Church which is the largest church in PEI and home to the oldest and one of only four existing Louis Mitchell Tracker Organs. Lunch today is on your own at Cape North, which as the name suggest, is the most northern point of the island. While here we'll learn about the reef and it's importance, as well as wind energy, seals, the lobster industry and much more! We will visit the spot where the explorer Jacques Cartier landed in 1534, and see the special sights of Alberton before returning to our hotel. Dinner tonight will be in the Central Coastal area of the province.

Photo: Confederation Bridge trailing off to the horizon in the sunset.

Day Four

Following breakfast, we'll drive to Gateway Village at the Confederation Bridge Complex. After we cross the 13.8 kilometer bridge, we'll briefly enter New Brunswick before touring along Nova Scotia's Sunrise Trail which skirts along Nova Scotia's Northumberland coastline. Lunch today will be on your own at the Jost Winery in Wallace Harbour (which is famous for sandstone building materials). We'll travel the very scenic Wentworth Valley roadway to Truro and then on to Halifax where this tour ends.

Photo Credits:

"Murray River and Harbour" by Tourism PEI / Paul Baglole

"Anne of Green Gables House" by Tourism PEI / John Sylvester

"Cape North" by Tourism PEI / John Sylvester

"Conferation Bridge" by Tourism PEI / Stephen DesRoches

We really enjoyed our tours with (our guides). Both were a lot of fun to be around and we certainly enjoyed all the local flavor that they brought to our walks & sightseeing. we would appreciate you passing on our thanks for a great time.

Jim & Linda G

Please note: The main season for visiting is between the Memorial Day and Columbus Day weekends.

Those planning on visiting before or after those dates may find some of the sites listed in our itineraries may not have opened or are closed for the season. Rest assured that there are many exciting sites and activities in this province, so Blue Diamond Tours will adjust the itinerary during these times to ensure you have a wonderful visit.

Prince Edward Island is one of the three Maritime Provinces and is the smallest province in both land area and population.The island has several informal names: "Garden of the Gulf," referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province; and "Birthplace of Confederation" or "Cradle of Confederation", referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, although PEI did not join Confederation until 1873, when it became the seventh Canadian province. Prince Edward Island presents itself as the "Birthplace of Confederation" and this is commemorated through several buildings, a ferry vessel, and the Confederation Bridge.

Prince Edward Island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, west of Cape Breton Island, north of the Nova Scotia peninsula, and east of New Brunswick. Its southern shore bounds the Northumberland Strait.

The island has two urban areas. The largest surrounds Charlottetown Harbour, situated centrally on the island's southern shore, and consists of the capital city Charlottetown, and suburban towns Cornwall and Stratford and a developing urban fringe.

The island's landscape is pastoral. Rolling hills, woods, reddish white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. The provincial government has enacted laws to preserve the landscape through regulation, although there is a lack of consistent enforcement, and an absence of province-wide zoning and land-use planning. Under the Planning Act of the province, municipalities have the option to assume responsibility for land-use planning through the development and adoption of official plans and land use bylaws. Thirty-one municipalities have taken responsibility for planning. In areas where municipalities have not assumed responsibility for planning, the Province remains responsible for development control.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, who was born in Clifton (now New London) in 1874, wrote some 20 novels and numerous short stories that have been collected into anthologies. Her first Anne book Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908. The musical play Anne of Green Gables has run every year at the Charlottetown festival for more than four decades. The sequel, Anne & Gilbert, premiered in the Playhouse in Victoria in 2005. The actual location of Green Gables, the house featured in Montgomery's Anne books, is in Cavendish, on the north shore of PEI.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Edward_Island