If you are planning on attending the Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival in Souris where the Sea Glass Festival will be held, below is a google map so you can see your way around. You need to move the map to see Souris, which is located in the eastern region of PEI. Below the map are two links, one is to ‘Points East Coastal Drive’, an online resource for all things in that area, accommodations…everything really…a comprehensive site. The other is the PEI Visitor Guide site.
Please Note: Clicking on ‘view larger map’ will take you to google.com and away from this page. To return, use your browser button/arrow (top left corner of your browser), do not close the google page.
Using the Map: If you use the zoom buttons, located on the map ( + – ) you can zoom out to see the entire province and both ways to enter Prince Edward Island. You can enter by Bridge (between New Brunswick and Bordon, PEI) or by Ferry ( The Ferry is in Caribou, but you’ll likely only see Pictou on the google map as the next largest town).
You pay to leave PEI, not to enter.
Visit the NFL Ferries website for crossing schedules.
The Ferry from Nova Scotia is located in ‘Caribou’, near Pictou
- Charlottetown is considered to be the Birthplace of Confederation. This year, the city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference – an event that paved the way to Confederation and the founding of Canada in 1867.
- The population of Prince Edward Island on July 1, 2014 was 146,283.
- The Mi’kmaqs were the first people to live on Prince Edward Island. They called the island Epekwik – meaning resting on the waves.
- The island was named Prince Edward in 1799 in honour of Queen Victoria’s father – Edward, Duke of Kent.
- Charlottetown takes its name from Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
- About 46% of the population lives in a city or town; the rest of the population lives in a rural setting.
- Prince Edward Island is 220 kilometers long by six to sixty-four kilometers wide. There is no place on the island that is more than 16 kilometers from the sea.
The Confederation Bridge is about a 2 hour drive to Souris
Points East Coastal Drive Visitor Guide for Eastern PEI
PEI Visitor Guide The same, only for all of PEI.