Island was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq people. Then inhabited
by 1000 of the French colony of Acadia, however many more fled
there from Nova Scotia during the British-ordered expulsion of
the Acadians in 1755. In 1864 Prince Edward Island hosted the
Charlottetown Conference which was the first meeting in the process
leading to the Articles of Confederation and the creation of Canada
in 1867. As a result of having hosted the meeting, Prince Edward
Island presents itself as the "Birthplace of Confederation"
with many buildings, ships and bridges using that name. It has
over 500 miles of beaches, fiery red soil and green fields. It
is also the setting of the famous "Anne of Green Gables"