Prince Edward Island

Best of Prince Edward Island

Discover why Prince Edward Island is known as the “Garden of the Gulf” as you explore verdant landscapes, savor locally grown cuisine and experience grand traditions of art and culture.
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Program No. 22391RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Explore Prince Edward Island, a land of undeniable yet simple charms, where Maritime and Acadian history is proudly told. Set out in Charlottetown to discover the city’s heritage as one of the earliest crossroads of European exploration and settlement in North America. Experience rural PEI, coastal outposts and the extensive National Park system, home to the splendid and well-preserved dunes.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to two miles during field trips; some destinations will have stairs but no elevator.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience PEI’s agriculture and cuisine firsthand, and get to know the landscapes and people driving the island’s world-class food industries.
  • Immerse yourself in the island’s cultural heritage, including the settings that inspired the classic Anne of Green Gables and the life and times of its author, as well as the island’s unique musical tradition merging Scottish, Irish and Acadian roots.
  • Learn about the National Park system’s diverse ecosystem of hundreds of species of plants, animals and birds, archaeological digs from 10,000 years of settlement and a unique dune system overlooking white-sand beaches.
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Richard Campanaro
Born out west, in Edmonton, Alberta, Richard Campanaro became a proud Islander by choice. Working in education since 2001, he currently teaches International Relations and Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Richard has had a lifelong love affair with the past – from WWII to the social history of Prince Edward Island. He loves helping others learn more about the history and culture of one of Canada’s oddest communities.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Wayne MacKinnon
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