Add a Little Magic to your Meeting: Inspire on Prince Edward Island

There is something truly magical about attending a conference on Prince Edward Island.

It’s the way the crisp ocean air hits your lungs, the movement of the boat beneath your feet, the “crack” of opening up a freshly prepared lobster, caught and cooked right on the fishing boat with you.

It’s the way hotel staff that greet you every day with a warm Islander “Good Mornin”, the lack of pretension, and the space to breathe, think, and truly connect with your peers.

It’s the way your toes tap uncontrollably against the floor when the fiddle comes out and the sense of community born from these shared joyful experiences you’ll never forget.

These are just a few of x-factors that make Prince Edward Island stand out as a business event destination. Conference delegates coming to PEI are not only treated to some of the finest meeting and accommodation facilities in Atlantic Canada, but also authentic and memorable east coast experiences that can’t be found anywhere else.

JJ Chaisson, the Fiddling Fisherman in Souris, Prince Edward Island (Fiddling Fisherman/Heather Ogg)

Find inspiration outside the conference room

Tour the scenic red sand cliffs on the North Shore, the endless rolling hills in the east, and the breathtaking shoreline views that are so peaceful, it makes winding down easy. Or take advantage of one or more of the over 20 golf courses island-wide, most within a 45-minute or less drive from the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in downtown Charlottetown.

Charlottetown is a safe and walkable city that offers a unique and vibrant local culinary scene working directly with the nearby farmers and fishers who have been perfecting their craft for generations. Nightlife offers variety and excitement with everything from harness horse racing to live folk music in cozy Irish pubs. Multiple locations feature the broad spectrum of Island entertainment, like the world-class theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“Islanders” are impassioned and authentically friendly, going out of their way to make sure every moment is truly unforgettable. Prince Edward Island offers a safe, secure, and picturesque spot for teams to reconnect and dive into unforgettable adventures together.

Getting to PEI— It’s easier than you think

Travelling to Prince Edward Island comes with a range of options. With direct flights from six major hubs across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Kitchener-Waterloo), flying to PEI’s Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is easier than ever. New in 2023, Porter Airlines began offering year-round daily non-stop flights between Charlottetown and Ottawa.

If you prefer to take the scenic route, you can drive from the mainland across the 13-km engineering marvel connecting PEI to New Brunswick, The Confederation Bridge. Or revel in the cool ocean breeze on the 75- minute trip with Northumberland Ferries, departing from Caribou Nova Scotia to Wood Islands, PEI on a regular schedule from May-December.

Downtown Charlottetown (Meetings & Conventions PEI / Odyssey Virtual)

Rural Charm, with Modern Conveniences

At only 225.31 km (140 miles) in length and between 6 to 65 km (4 to 40 miles) wide, visitors will find a charming combination of rural and city life on PEI. Nestled among the shores are quaint fishing villages, full-service urban centres, and quiet rural communities. The capital city of Charlottetown has a population of approximately 50,000 people with the total population of the Island at approximately 176,000. At the height of the tourist season, more than a million visitors normally come to the province.

With the Island’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it’s not hard to imagine why.

About Meetings & Conventions Prince Edward Island

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