Where is PEI?
At 280 kilometres (km) long, Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest province. Located on the east coast of the country, Prince Edward Island belongs to a group of eastern provinces known as the Maritimes (PEI, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) and is also considered part of Atlantic Canada, which includes the three Maritime provinces and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Prince Edward Island is connected to the mainland by the 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, which makes for easy travel to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Prince Edward Island is famous for its distinctive, nutrient-rich red soil that is great for growing many things, including potatoes. Prince Edward Island is also known for its delicious shellfish served in restaurants across North America, and you may have heard of Anne of Green Gables - the fictional red-haired heroine from Lucy Maud Montgomery's famous novels.
If you love spending time at the beach, you'll love Prince Edward Island. Because of its location in the majestic Gulf of St. Lawrence, the province's pristine sandy beaches have the warmest waters north of the Carolinas.