Destination: Prince Edward Island Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Lisa Kopochinski
April 23, 2013
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By Steve Winston
May 30, 2012
Eastern Canada is technically just half of one country, but it contains enough cultures, traditions, lifestyles and geographic features to comprise multiple countries. Meeting planners are finding that there’s also an advanced meeting infrastructure, superb hotels and restaurants, and diverse recreational opportunities.
Learn about Prince Edward Island for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
The smallest Maritime Province in Canada, Prince Edward Island—PEI to those who know and love it—has earned its title of Garden of the Gulf due to the rich foliage and thriving agriculture on the island. Located off the eastern side of Canada, the island’s coastline is reminiscent of other northern territories, having the same gray-green aesthetic as Scotland and Greenland.
The unique geology of the region has created a series of sandstone arches along the coast. The site is similar to what one would expect to see in Canyonlands National Park, or trekking through Arizona, but these red rock formations are coupled with a decidedly pastoral setting and cool surrounding waters, making for an unexpected attraction.
PEI may be small, but it is a big name in one industry—oysters. Malpeque oysters are coveted and sold to restaurants across Canada and the United States, but nowhere are they as sweet and fresh as they are at a waterside eatery on Prince Edward Island itself.