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  Out There Prince Edward Island  
 
 
Prince Edward Island is a small but beautiful island on the east coast of Canada, in the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is our smallest province at just 567,000 hectares or 73,440 sq km in size. There is a point in the middle of the island where a 3 km walk will bring you right across the province.
  The coastline is sharply indented, with many seaside cliffs and miles of sandy beaches. The island's rocks and sand are so red that they have become a distinctive symbol of P.E.I.
   
 
The island is 224 km long by an average of 40 km wide and has an incredible 1,107 km of scenic coastline, making P.E.I. a great place for sea kayaking, amongst other things. There are a number of guides and outfitters to take you to the best of what the province has to offer in ocean adventure.

Hiking is another great way to enjoy the ever-present sea. While walking along the miles of beaches, keep a look out for shore birds like the cormorants whose nesting areas are marked by white patches on the sandstone cliffs. Watch for osprey, eagles and swallows on the sand bars and inlets of Poverty Beach or the inner bays of St.Mary's Bay near Panmure Island.

 
One of P.E.I's unique red shores
   
 
Beautiful blue water and P.E.I's red sand and rock make a great contrast
  At Panmure Island, visit the mud flats where sea life thrives and creates life giving food sources for shorebirds. Late July to mid August is the best time to see the tens of thousands of migrating birds.

In the interior you'll find gently rolling terrain with freshwater ponds, salt water marshes and woodlands. Canoeists can follow river systems like the Mill, Trout, Kildare and Montrose.

   
  For the mountain biker, there are miles of dirt road and coastal trail. This includes the Confederation Trail, a multi-use trail that passes through Souris, Charlottetown, Summerside, Borden, Tignish and many small towns in between. This is another section of rails to trails being developed across Canada. To date, approximately two thirds of the Confederation Trail is complete.
   
  Whether you're taking a ferry to the Island or driving across the famous Confederation Bridge, one of the longest, continuous, multi-span bridges in the world, you'll be surprised at the variety of outdoor adventures available in this gentle island of red rock and sand.
   
 
   
  Adventure Sports In Prince Edward Island
   
 
Backpacking   Camping   Canoeing
 
Cycling   Hiking   Mountain Biking
 
Nordic Skiing   Sea Kayaking   Snowshoeing
 
 

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Visiting from outside Canada: Depending on your country of origin you may have little to understand or adapt to when you visit Canada. On the other hand many of Canada's customs, its commerce and cultural may be very new to some you. We have put together a list of helpful information to assist you in your planning and later when you have reached your destination.

 

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