Welcome to Prince Edward County, Ontario – a unique island community and a place of tranquility, creativity, hospitality and fun! Renowned for its sailing, fishing and giant sand dunes.

The County also offers live theatre, artists studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a flourishing wine region. The perfect place for a getaway – a day trip from Toronto or Ottawa. What others are saying … Writer Nikki Ekstein of Travel and Leisure Magazine says “Cross Montauk, NY, with California’s Napa Valley circa 1970, and you get Prince Edward County, a tiny wine-producing region that’s becoming a haven for creative types.”

Prince Edward County is the only Canadian destination named in ‘Best Places to Travel in 2015′ by Travel and Leisure Magazine, published by Time Inc.

Prince Edward County: A trip to this destination in Canada will give travelers picturesque scenery as the backdrop to their wine tasting excursions. Along with the 40 wineries in the area, travelers can also enjoy the local boutiques, the white dunes of Sandbanks Provincial Park, and a number of other local small town adventures.

Prince Edward County is located in Southern Ontario at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. It is an island community encompassing less than 700 square kilometers (270 sq mi), with over 800 kilometers (500 mi) of shoreline.The permanent population is approximately 25,000. We share our spectacular natural beauty with over 100,000 visitors each year. A popular attraction is Sandbanks Provincial Park, attracting thousands of visitors on hot summer days. The island community has retained a unique character that evokes fond recollections of days long past. Idyllic country roads wind through historic towns and villages, countryside dotted with farms and vineyards, past artists studios and antiques shops, and along shorelines that border Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.

The county’s relatively mild climate due to the influence of Lake Ontario has led to the establishment of 34 wineries (2012). Prince Edward County in recent years has become a top culinary destination. “It’s yet another point of pride for Prince Edward County, which has become the gastronomic capital of Ontario — a fertile island bursting with vineyards, organic farms and a community of artists and chefs. Tucked into the “golden triangle” between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, it is the province’s newest Designated Viticultural Area, which helps identify the origin of a wine and its grapes.” (Globe & Mail June 21, 2008] The relative isolation of the island has nurtured a special rural culture. The County is a mecca for artists, nature lovers and anyone looking for a beautiful island adventure … for a weekend break or for life.

The County offers live theatre, artists studios and galleries. Prince Edward County is the second largest area of Loyalist architecture, second to Williamsburg. Our heritage is evident everywhere – in the colonial architecture, heritage tour routes, events, and 5 museums. County ancestors that helped to shape this island community include farmers, mariners, millionaires, rum-runners and Canadian heroes including John A. Macdonald.