Welcome to Prince Edward Island Known as “Our Gentle Island” with a small population of approximately 165,000 people. Prince Edward Island is known for its natural beauty, including its 800 km of beaches. The island’s main industries are agriculture, tourism and fishing. Prince Edward Island is home to a culture that is vibrant and distinct where the residents are often known as “Islanders”. The warm and welcoming nature of the local culture is well-documented by many who have visited or moved to “Our Gentle Island”. In fact, a century ago this inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to create the famous novel Anne of Green Gables. This traditional flavour remains in P.E.I.’s culture today, which contributes strongly to the island’s appeal.