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Prince Edward Island - Guide for Visitors
Prince Edward Island has enchanted people for nearly 2000 years. The island is naturally beautiful. The red sandstone cliffs of the southern coastline, topped by rich green fields and trees, give summer visitors arriving by ferry their first impressions of the lasting beauty of the province. The north shore, with its white, silky sand that makes up much of the Island's 500 miles of beaches along with the immaculate communities among the gently rolling landscape offer a contrasting beauty. Many activities here will relate to the water. Although this area is very much a part of the modern world, it has retained the relaxed pace and human qualities of an earlier age. The lobster feast is an island tradition and a unique dining experience and should not be missed.

Charlottetown: This is the provincial capital and Prince Edward Island's only city. It's a small city and its main activities center around government and tourism. The city has been beautifully restored. The facades of the old red brick buildings and the gingerbread architecture of the wood houses are pleasant reminders of the past. Historic Provence House now houses the legislature. Beaconsfield is the headquarters for The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is a fine example of Victorian architecture. Old Charlottetown houses a wide variety of old shops, museums, stores, craft centers, and restaurants. And the old-style double-decker busses travel throughout the city. Victoria Park, overlooking the expanse of water in Charlottetown Harbor, is the setting for several notable buildings, among them the Old Government House, a mansion built in 1835 as the official residence of the Lt. Governor. Also in Victoria Park overlooking the harbor is Fort Edward, built in 1805. It is one a series of fortifications constructed along the harbor entrance.

North Rustico Harbor: The premiere fishing port of Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island National Park: A spectacular drive takes you through farmlands and fishing villages to the National Park. It's noted for the lovely sand dunes and beautiful beaches.

Green Gables: Located along route 6 is Cavendish, the farm famous as the setting for Lucy Maud Montgomery's best-loved noel "Anne of Green Gables".

Confederation Bridge: Cross this 8-mile long bridge into New Brunswick.
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