Trans Canada Trail fully connected on Prince Edward Island
Stratford Mayor David Dunphy;Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee; Premier Robert Ghiz;Catherine Schaap,Island Trails;Valerie Pringle,TCT;Nancy Barron,W. Garfield Weston Foundation; Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea;Mrs. Laureen Harper;Paul LaBarge, TCT
Prince Edward Island is now the second Canadian province or territory to fully connect its section of the Trans Canada Trail. Prince Edward Island's section, the Confederation Trail, is 444 kilometers long and connects communities across the Island.
Culture and heritage Ministers meet
Arts, culture and heritage contribute close to $50 billion to the Canadian economy and represent almost 647,000 jobs.
Prince Edward Island is playing host to Canada's federal, provincial and territorial ministers of culture and heritage to discuss the economic benefits and current state of the cultural landscape and heritage in Canada.
Canada's tourism ministers gather on Prince Edward Island
Tourism revenues accounted for $84.5 billion and 618,900 jobs in Canada in 2013.
Canada's tourism ministers met this week to discuss the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Canada and other topics related to the industry.
Province releases July tourism numbers
Tourism is a vital industry in Prince Edward Island providing over 7,000 full time equivalent jobs for Islanders, accounting for approximately $380 million in economic activity each year and seven per cent of GDP.
An all-time record month at the Charlottetown Airport and continued strength in room nights sold during July contributed to what is so far a very positive year for the tourism industry on Prince Edward Island.
PEI International Shellfish Festival runs September 18-21
Over 7,000 patrons attend the PEI International Shellfish Festival annually, one of the signature events of the Fall Flavours festival.
Prince Edward Island's world-class shellfish products will be the main attraction on display at the Charlottetown Event Grounds during the 19th Annual PEI International Shellfish Festival running September 18-21.