Real Island Life… Unspoiled, Natural, Genuine
The Highest Hills, The Warmest Waters, The Longest Bridge – Come Home to the South Shore
At the crest of Confederation Bridge, high above the Northumberland Strait, you will see a glorious ocean vista along with red soil, high rugged cliffs, and lush rolling hills. This is the South Shore of Prince Edward Island. Once you reach land you are embraced with a wealth of colour and a scent of sea air that will transport you to your South Shore adventure.
To help visitors navigate their way around PEI the Island has been divided up into 4 rural areas and two municipal areas. The municipal areas are Summerside and our capital city, Charlottetown. The rural areas are Points East, North Cape, Green Gables and Red Sands. Red Sands encompasses the landscape between Summerside to the west and Charlottetown to the east and Route 2 to the north. We are the country between the two cities.
At the foot of the Confederation Bridge is Borden-Carleton, home to Gateway Village, a must stop on any visit. Gateway Village, a bustling little marketplace, invites visitors to stock up on their trip essentials. You will find food and retail services, a liquor store, and a Visitor Information Centre. You will also find “Our Island Home”, an interactive museum, describing the Island’s heritage and culture through multimedia displays and exhibits focusing on the sea, the shore, the land, and its people. Admission is free.