Nova Scotia

How to book ferries from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island operated by 1 ferry company – Northumberland Ferries. The Caribou to Wood Islands ferry crossing operates daily with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 15 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island crossing between Caribou and Wood Islands.

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Ferries from Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island

About Prince Edward Island:

Prince Edward Island is the smallest of the three Maritime Provinces in eastern Canada, comprising the main island and several offshore islets.

Coming under the literary spotlight in the early twentieth century thanks to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic tale ‘Anne of Green Gables’, Prince Edward Island is actually nicknamed the ‘Garden of the Gulf’. This is owed to its vibrantly green, pastoral scenery and deeply rooted agricultural heritage; the island produces around a quarter of the country’s potatoes. Holidaymakers usually head to the numerous beaches, coloured a beautiful reddish white, or aim to seek out locally caught seafood served by the friendly residents.

From Caribou, on the north coast of Nova Scotia, ferries make the short journey to Wood Islands on Prince Edward Island half a dozen times a day. The sailing usually takes just over an hour, operated by Northumberland Ferries Ltd.