Hillsborough River: From Away
Charlottetown relies on world tourism
Some older islanders still refer to visitors as people "from away." But many modern visitors
feel right at home because the island seems immediately familiar —thanks to the writings
of Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea have made Prince Edward Island a romantic destination
for millions of people from around the world. British roots and a resistance to change have
shaped the island character.
Perched on a broad harbour that opens into the Northumberland Strait at the mouth of the
Hillsborough River, Charlottetown is the main tourism base. It is the starting point for
excursions to the island's famous beaches and the rich, agricultural hinterland that begins
right outside its city limits.
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