Connecting you to the Island

Connecting you to the Island

When you arrive here, it may feel as though you’ve entered another world. In reality, Prince Edward Island is located on the east coast of Canada, in the Maritime region. Once here, you’ll find Cavendish on the spectacular north shore of the Island.

The Bridge

The bridge that connects PEI to New Brunswick and mainland Canada is almost as famous as the island itself. Constructed in the late 1990’s, Confederation Bridge is the longest continuous span bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water, and endures as one of Canada’s greatest engineering feats of the 20th century. At 12.9 km (8 miles) in length, crossing the curving, undulating bridge is a memorable experience in itself, but it’s also the fastest and easiest way to access the Island.

Learn more about Confederation Bridge.

Ferry

The way Atlantic Canada was meant to be explored—by sea. Sit back and relax on a 75-minute ferry ride from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island. Gaze over the blue Northumberland Strait, and watch the gulls and the fishing boats in the distance or enjoy a meal in the cafeteria. Summertime crossings feature unforgettable Seaside Experiences—a showcase of the finest music, entertainment, food, wine, and beer samplings the region has to offer. The PEI Ferry operates from May to December, and sails up to 9 times a day between Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, PEI. The drive from the ferry terminal to Cavendish is 100 kilometres (60 miles).

Learn more about the Northumberland Ferry Service.

Air

Yes, you can fly to PEI! Charlottetown Airport is located just minutes from downtown Charlottetown, the provincial capital city. It’s located in the centre of the island, putting you within easy driving distance of the Cavendish area, and all corners of the province. The airport is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, Northwest Airlines, and Sunwing. In the summer, you can connect directly to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, or Detroit.

Learn more about flying to PEI.