路過 PEI ~ 短暫的愛德華王子島之行

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Welcome to PEI

Welcome to PEI

這次的加拿大東岸之行, 因為時間的關係, 本來沒有打算去愛德華王子島的, 想要直接從 Moncton (蒙克頓) 殺到 Cape Breton Island, 可是後來在 Moncton 旅館的時候, 看一看地圖發現如果走 Highway 的話, 沿途一定又是一望無際的樹木, 甚麼景色也沒有, 光用想的就要睡著了, 更別說要在那樣的路開上 5 ~ 6 個小時. 所以我們就決定第二天早上乾脆起個早, 順便來個 PEI 之行吧 !

We didn’t plan on going to PEI at all. While we were in Moncton, New Brunswick, we were debating whether we should take Trans Canada Highway directly to Cape Breton Island or we should make a detour and pass through PEI so we get a change of scenery. At the end we decided to go for it, and that’s how we find ourselves in PEI.

New Brunswick to PEI to Nova Scotia


要進入愛德華王子島,只有三種方法:

1. 路: 從西岸走跨海大橋 (Confederation Bridge)
2. 海: 從東岸搭乘渡輪 (Northumberland Ferries)
3. 空:  最飛機到夏綠鎮 (Charlottetown Airport)

1 + 2 的收費方式很有趣, 進去都是不收費的, 出島才付費! 從 Confederation Bridge 離開 PEI 的費用一台普通汽車大約 $43.25 , 但是如果搭乘渡輪的話, 一台汽車含乘客要 $64 (plus $5 fuel surcharge) , 所以比較省的方式是坐渡輪進去走跨海大橋出島。 不過因為我們是從 Moncton 出發, 所以這次的行程就是跨海大橋進入, 途中經過首府 Charlottetown (夏綠鎮), 然後搭乘渡輪離開。

There are three ways to get to the island:

1. By Car: Take the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick.
2. By Sea: Take the Northumberland Ferries from Nova Scotia.
3. By Air: You will arrive directly at the Charlottetown airport.

Of course option 1 and 2 is what we ended up choosing. Interestingly, Tolls are only collected upon leaving PEI. So to save a few bucks, the ideal way of travel would be take the Ferry from Nova Scotia ($43.25 per automobile) and then leave from Confederation Bridge ($64 + $5 fule surcharge per automobile).

Confederation Bridge 全長 12.9 公里, 耗時四年於 1997年春完工, 總工程費用13億加幣, 是全世界最長的跨越冰層覆蓋水面之橋,有興趣了解更多有關這座橋的資訊, 可以參考官網

The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water. Construction began on October 7, 1993. The Confederation Bridge opened to traffic in the spring of 1997, at a total construction cost of one point three billion dollars.

Confederation Bridge

一路上都是類似這樣的田園風光, 連綿起伏的丘陵上有可愛的農家房舍點綴著,偶爾可以看到牛隻優閒的吃草,配上特有的紅壤,真的很漂亮。(這時的天氣其實是烏雲密布, 海島上的天氣真是捉摸不定)
PEI is an agriculture province, rolling hills, woods, reddish white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty.

Rolling hills and farm houses

往 Charlottetown (部落格有介紹)途中路過的一個小港口。We passed by a small harbour while we were on our way to Charlottetown (see my Charlottetown blog post).

PEI 的土是紅壤 聽當地的人說非常營養適合種植農作物. The characteristic red soil in PEI is rich in iron-oxidized (rust) content, and that makes the island ideal for mixed farming. Prince Edward Island is often described as a giant green farm floating in the deep blue sea

Red Soil _ PEI

不知名的農作物, 一片鮮豔的黃色, 非常的耀眼。Bright Yellow Crops under the vast blue sky!

Bright yellow crops

NFL Ferry at Woodland Islands , 渡口旁邊有一個小燈塔以及一些很可愛的迷你小木屋。We are getting ready to board the Ferry.

完全是電影裡面的風景 PEI Scenic Shore

要開上船囉, 汽車跟 RV 有分開的入口。Waiting in line to board the Ferry.

Northumberland Ferry

搭上了 Ferry, 也結束了這次短暫的 PEI 之行, 我們大約在島上走馬看花只停留了4個多小時, 當然很多著名的景點如 Green Gable House 都沒有時間去拜訪, 不過已經被島上美麗的田園景色深深吸引, 有機會的話明年一定要再次拜訪 PEI !

(註: 我們在 PEI 的首府 Charlottetown 停留了 2 個多小時, 他是一個很漂亮的小鎮, 有興趣的話可以繼續參考我有關於 Charlottetown 比較詳細的介紹)

We only spent four hours on the island. We did stop by the charming historic Charlottetown for two hours. I really wanted to go visit the Green Gable House but of course we didn’t have time. However, we loved this island so much that we vowed to come back here one day again!