PEI is known as The Cradle of Confederation, The Kentucky of Canada and is where our Atlantic unity all began. Historically it is the birth place of Confederation. The new Confederation Bridge spans the Northumberland Strait connecting the island to the mainland of NS. Prior to this construction all crossings were by ferry at Cape Tormentine NB to Borden PEI and Woods Island to Caribou(this ferry is still in operation today) The Atlantic Ocean and the Northumberland Strait completely surround the island with endless miles of sandy beaches, dunes, bays, coves, harbours and red sandstone cliffs. It is coastal and island livin’ extraordinare!
This East Coast island is renowned for the fishing of lobster, crab, oysters, clams, bass, mussels and sturgeon. That being said; the fishing industry has sustained the economy and settlers for generations. However; farming has been and still is the backbone of the economy. The fertile red earth provides a huge and successful potato industry for the Province. Its no wonder settlers migrated to this area. The founding pioneers were French, Scottish, Irish and First Nation peoples. Life was not easy in the earlier days with being isolated from the mainland and resources. However; this feature attracts people who seek island livin’ even today. I just bet that Islanders say they wouldn’t have it any other way!
Explore the Island
The tourist attractions are plentiful here with museums, old mills, harbours and historical sites that walk you through time. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery is a popular tourist destination. Adventures are endless with camping , biking, whale watching, boating, sailing, horse racing, swimming and just exploring the scenic trails on the rolling hills. Bike the old rail line from one tip of the Island to the other. And you dont have to go far to put your toes in the sand and have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Cavendish and Stanhope beach offers family activities that are endless. Charlottetown is the hub of the province where the Fathers of Confederation met so many years ago and offers island culture at its best. Experience Atlantic Canadas finest horse racing events at the raceway in Charlottetown and Summerside. Check it all out. Y’all will sure be glad you did. Ita a vacationers playground of fun ‘n sun in the sand!
Y’all can’t visit without having a feast of fresh mouthwatering lobster at the numerous suppers offered! So check out the quaint little village of North Rustico. Islanders gather in droves over the summer months. Experience and celebrate the culture and lifestyle of Island living in fine style. Join in and gather with the clans and experience some fine music dancing, singing and traditional foods. When Islanders embrace your presence; Y’all might learn some great Prince Edward Island slang!
- Charlottetown Festival
- Cavendish Beach Music Festival
- Old Home Week in Charlottetown
So you know; the East Coast Slang from this area also has a nautical theme related to the waterways. My ancestors hailed from here and I sure wish I had known them then and their Irish slang too. Please share all about your PEI Heritage, your love for island and coastal living. Share the PEI slang you know. Happy slangin’ PEI slangers.