||Tourism is one of Prince Edward Islands
most important industries, second only to agriculture in
economic value. And it is no wonder! Canadas
smallest province is a wonderful place to live, but, if
you have to live somewhere else, visiting is the next
best thing! Virtually all visitors to the Island enjoy
sightseeing; no matter where you go, our beautiful
landscapes surround you. Shopping for crafts and beach
visits are also at the top of tourists activity
lists. These favourite excursions are closely followed by
Anne/L. M. Montgomery attractions, our famous
lobster suppers, historic sites and cultural activities,
shopping, national parks, and visiting friends and
Prince Edward Island is an attractive tourist destination for family vacations and for adult couples seeking rest and relaxation. Since its construction, the Confederation Bridgethe worlds longest bridge over ice-covered watershas also lured many new visitors to the Island.
Between May 14, 1997, and October 31, 1997, an estimated 1,189,000 pleasure and 49,3000 business visitors came to Prince Edward Island. These figures represent almost ten times the residential population! Visitors to the Island come primarily from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, and the New England states (U.S.A.). The province is also endeavouring to promote the Island as a tourist destination to residents of other areas in the United States, Europe, and Asia.