As Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island (aka PEI) captivated us with its rolling fields of picture perfect farms surrounded by cobalt blue waters, wildflowers, sandstone cliffs, lobster supper restaurants and more.
To get there we left the province of New Brunswick and crossed the eight-mile long Confederation Bridge that connects the island to the Canadian mainland. This is a toll bridge that charges motorists only upon leaving the island – thankfully. More on that later.
Some of the interesting sights along the way:
We followed the central Coastal Drive to our next destination – Marco Polo Land RV Park – which is several miles from Charlottetown, the capital of PEI.
The three major industries of fishing, farming and tourism dominate life on the island. All were very evident as we cruised along the highways, which are mostly in very bad condition. But the scenery made up for the potholes! PEI is known for high-quality potatoes and we had some of the the best potato chips we’ve every eaten.
Fishing Farms and Villages
A Lobster supper is not to be missed if you are a seafood lover. Otherwise, stay away from the all-you-can-eat sweet and fresh PEI steamed mussels by the bucket, seafood chowder, salads, dessert and bread – all included with your main entree. You have to bring your appetite when eating at one of these places!
Houses and buildings are as colorful as the island itself…
…and the people are vibrant as well!
At the campground we had a good vantage point for a nice moonrise.
PEI is a photographer’s dream – wherever you turn there’s a good shot to be had, for the island is truly photogenic and we enjoyed it here for several days. We would likely look for another campground, though. Marco Polo Land was just too huge (over 500 sites!) and noisy for us – see Steve’s review here if interested.