Prince Edward Island, Canada

MacDonald was the first prime minister of Canada. He dedicated his life to the establishment and development of the Canadian Confederation, so he is often referred to as the “Father of the Confederation.” With his efforts, the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were merged into a union in 1867 and became the earliest dominion of the United Kingdom. Since then, other provinces have joined.

  There is a beautiful legend among the Canadian folk: “God put part of the land he created in the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, so a beautiful island was formed.” This is an island that is praised by the locals infinitely. Prince Edward Island.
  Prince Edward Island is located in eastern Canada, south of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The local Indians call it “Abai Guwait”, which means “the cradle floating on the waves”. The whole island resembles a crescent moon, deep bays and constant tides, dividing the island from west to east into three almost equal parts: Princes, Queens, and Kings. In 1534, the French explorer Jackie Cartier sailed here and discovered the island and named it “Saint Jean.” Later, in memory of Queen Victoria’s father, Prince Edward, the son of King George III, he changed its name For Prince Edward Island.
  The delicate white sand beach, steep red rock wall, beautiful square lighthouse, quiet pastoral scenery…all the elements outline a beautiful picture like a fairyland. The longest Federal Sea Bridge in the world, which passes through ice-covered waters, connects the island with the outside world, attracting countless people to visit.
Witness the establishment of the Canadian Confederation “Sea Changhong” Confederation Bridge

  As one of the three oceanic islands of Canada, Prince Edward Island is about 255 kilometers long and covers an area of ​​5660 square kilometers. It only accounts for 0.1% of Canada’s total area and is the smallest province in Canada. However, it was this small island that was lonely overseas that witnessed the establishment of the Canadian Confederation.
  In 1864, the governor of the Canadian province and later the first prime minister of the Canadian Confederation, John Alexander McDonald, and the representatives of the other three North American provinces that were ruled by the British at the time, gathered in Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. Federal plan. In that era when the whole world was shrouded in bloody winds, Britain took advantage of the first industrial revolution and its strong combat power. The iron shoes of aggression spread all over the world and became a veritable “sun never sets” empire. Under the shadow of decades of British colonial rule, the British colonies on the other side of the Atlantic are eager for independence and respect. Therefore, when MacDonald proposed “the establishment of a unified federation,” representatives of other British North American colonies immediately caught sight.
  Under pressure from the solidarity of Canadian heroes, the empire had to keep a low profile and put down the slogan that once arrogantly shouted “No matter what hour the earth rotates, there will always be sunshine on the land of our British Empire”. After consultations, the second meeting of the delegates in Quebec City finally passed 72 resolutions constituting the “British North America Act”, and Canada (including Quebec and Ontario), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia established the federation. The establishment of the Confederation laid a solid foundation for the modern Canadian nation in the future.
  Dramatically, at the moment when Canada established the Confederation, Prince Edward Island was not yet a federal territory. The local representatives participating in the federal meeting believed that Prince Edward Island is lonely overseas, living quietly, and worry-free about food and clothing, and does not need to join the newly formed Canadian Federation. However, Dou Zhuan Xing Yi, Prince Edward Island, which once considered itself affluent, was in debt a few years later due to the construction of the railway. Although they still had no confidence in the future of the Federation at the time, they had no choice. In 1873, the Canadian federal government promised to invest US$800,000 to purchase Prince Edward Island from the British colonists, and at the same time repay the loan for the construction of the railway, which enabled Prince Edward Island to join the Canadian Federation.
  Prince Edward Island is an isolated island suspended on the sea outside of Canada. Apart from airplanes, it only relies on ferry to communicate with the outside world. In order to solve the traffic problem, some people proposed the idea of ​​building a submarine railway, and some people proposed the construction of a sea-crossing bridge. In the end, the Canadian federal government gave up building the debt-laden railway and started to build a sea-crossing bridge. So, an amazing one The “Sea Changhong”-Federal Bridge was born.
  Construction of the Confederation Bridge started in 1993 and opened to traffic in 1997, with a total length of 12.9 kilometers and a cost of US$460 million. Perhaps, after seeing the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge and Qingdao Bay Bridge, many people will think that this bridge is not novel, but it was one of the largest bridge projects in North America at that time. “The longest” record in the bridge. The bridge was designed by Chinese-American designer Dr. Junling Sun. It has created many world records in the design and structural technology of super large prefabricated blocks, and is known as the “pinnacle of modern bridge engineering”.
  One bridge spans north and south, and the moat becomes a thoroughfare! The completion of the Confederation Bridge completely changed the isolation of Prince Edward Island for thousands of years. As the sun sets, the icy blue water meets the golden afterglow in the distance. The curved bridge is floating on the water like a dragon, and the street lights on the bridge are shining. Quietly looking up at this magnificent project with beautiful lines and majestic shapes, I can’t help but feel human wisdom and great creativity.
The most beautiful and delicious food

  Driving from the Confederation Bridge into the beautiful Prince Edward Island, the long coastline makes it the most suitable place for coastal driving. Moving the scenery all the way, the beautiful natural scenery is as beautiful as the waves in a typhoon day, it is hard to imagine what kind of surprises will appear in the next minute.

Fields of rapeseed flowers are warm and golden, large piles of straw rolls are overflowing with the joy of autumn harvest. The country cabins and beautiful square lighthouses shaded in greenery are extremely romantic. The entire Prince Edward Island is like a carefully trimmed The manor is full of charming pastoral scenery.

  There are three roads in close contact with this romantic coastline. Among them, the Central Coastal Drive in the middle is 253 kilometers long. On this road, facing the refreshing and pleasant sea breeze, you can not only see the gorgeous and red coastal cliffs, but also enjoy the more stunning red sandy beaches. The Points East Coastal Drive at the east end will make visitors feel as if they are in a scene from a Taiwanese small fresh movie. Many beautiful and exquisite lighthouses on the highway are particularly eye-catching. Most of these lighthouses are in the shape of a long trapezoid, with small square houses and gable roofs. For some tourists who are used to seeing cylindrical lighthouses, this type of building is really chic and lovely. The exterior coloring of the lighthouse is also quite fairy tale. Except for the small square house on the top of the tower and the four sides of the long trapezoidal building, which are painted vermilion, the rest are milky white with a white body and a red roof, set against the blue water. It is very eye-catching. There are 52 lighthouses in Prince Edward Island. Even in today’s rapid technological advancement, more than 30 lighthouses are still on duty.
  The clear sky, the blue sea, the fiery red hanging walls, the white and red sandy beaches…the gift of nature surrounds the lighthouse of Prince Edward Island, like a beautiful and classical oil painting, although full of age, it overflows Poetic nostalgia. Sitting on the beach, listening carefully to the sound of the waves hitting the cliffs, letting the sea breeze pass over the ends of the hair, it feels extremely comfortable.
  Different from the magnificent colors of the coastline, the farms on the island have another beauty. The land on the farm, like the hanging walls on the seashore, is mostly reddish brown. Under the cover of the farm’s lush grassland and lush fruit trees, this reddish-brown piece is like a supporting role in a watercolor painting, worn away by the verdant green of the grass and the deep green of the fruit trees. The undulating wheat waves in the fields, the red beach and the blue sky and white clouds complement each other, making the farm even more picturesque.

Prince Edward Island is not only beautiful, but also has a well-developed agriculture. The potatoes and lobsters produced here are of high quality and are widely praised by the outside world.

  Behind this breathtaking scenery, there are also rich and colorful natural resources. For example, the bright red color of the cliffs and some beaches at the seaside is due to the large amount of iron oxide in the local soil. This gift from heaven nourishes the crops particularly luxuriantly, among which potatoes are particularly outstanding. The potatoes of Prince Edward Island are not only exported to more than 30 countries, but also recognized by the world’s fast food chain giant McDonald’s as the preferred raw material for potato chips and French fries.
  In addition to potatoes, the local sea water also nourishes the lobsters extremely plump, enough to make many Southeast Asian countries envy. The lobsters here are not only huge, but also tender. One bite will make you feel that plum sauce, lemon sauce, and chili sauce are redundant-the lobster is delicious enough without any seasoning! “Beautiful and delicious” originally used to describe a woman’s face very beautiful, which can make people forget hunger temporarily. But when I came to Prince Edward Island, I realized that “showing beauty” can not only be a feast for the eyes, but also a real feast for the mouth!
The little Annie of Green Gables also has the power to warm the heart

  More than a hundred years ago, Canadian female writer Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote a novel “Anne of the Green Gables”. The protagonist Annie lives on Prince Edward Island. She has red hair and freckles. She is a pure, kind, and life-loving girl. Annie lost her parents since she was a child. At the age of 11, she was adopted by the brothers and sisters of Matthew and Marilla of Green Gable. Because of her straightforward personality, quick talk, and even some carelessness, she often got into trouble and suffered a lot. But Xiao Annie has a wealth of imagination and natural wisdom, and she has self-esteem and self-improvement. With her hard work, she not only won the love of adopters, but also the care and friendship of teachers and classmates.
  Montgomery used delicate and gentle brushstrokes to depict the peaceful and harmonious pastoral life and magnificent ocean landscape on the island. The environment and characters in the novel are not only lively, but also romantic. The image of “Red Haired Annie” has always touched and warmed people’s hearts, attracting countless tourists, especially girls, to come to Prince Edward Island to find the shadow in the story.
  Follow the winding road, pass through the gate woven with flowers and grass, and then go around a big house where horses are raised and piled up forage, and you will arrive at the famous “Annie Cottage”-it is both the former residence of Montgomery and the story. The creation prototype of the green gable farmhouse where Annie lives.
  The whole cottage is built on a gentle hill, facing the valley, and is quite characteristic of a North American independent house, surrounded by clumps of tall and tall birch forests. The garden in autumn was dazzling yellow, and the statue of Montgomery with books spread out on her knees was visible. She sat quietly on the pierced cast iron bench, set against the beige brick wall church opposite, showing a moving sentiment. The flowerbed under the window was planted with lilac trees, and the trees were full of clusters of lavender flowers. The smell of licorice drifted into the house with the morning breeze, and the whole house exuded a refreshing fragrance.

  Strolling on the tree-lined path of the farmhouse, you will feel in a daze, the Chinese nursery rhyme “Walking on the Road in the Country” that has been circulating for decades, will it be here that the creative inspiration is sprouted? Going a few steps further, between the emerald green meadows and golden wheat waves, there are a few dreamy purple lavenders, which can’t help but make people think: Could it be that the French writer Proust has also collected the scenery here?
  In the nearby “Annie of the Green Gables” Memorial Museum, some objects from the story are also on display. Although the rooms in the pavilion are small in size and furniture size, it makes people feel warm: the walls are covered with snow-white wallpaper painted with dots of green leaves, which makes people feel like they are floating towards you as soon as they step into the house. Forest wind; the sea-blue curtains hanging on the windows create an elegant and ethereal feeling; the width of the bed is almost the same as the length of a single pillow. Sleeping on such a narrow bed makes people can’t help but think of the little girl named Annie. It’s so thin and distressing.

Prince Edward Island is the birthplace of the world-famous novel “Anne of the Green Gables”. The “Annie fans” who come to check in from all over the world can be said to be the pillars of the island’s tourism industry.

  When the sunlight penetrates through the gaps in the curtains and falls on the red-brown wooden floor, you will feel the whole room full of intimacy, like the red-haired girl who worked passionately for the farm and even gave up college to take care of the old farmer’s couple. Will appear behind you and say to you: “Guests from afar, please stay!”
  From June to October every year, the Opera House on the island hosts the Charlottetown Festival, which is a famous Canadian music Drama festival. In this nationally focused festival, the drama that has been put on the most stage is always taken from “Annie of the Green Gables”.
  If tourists from afar do not visit Prince Edward Island during the Charlottetown Festival, then the body music performed by amateurs on the Charlottetown Art Plaza can refresh their audiovisual senses. This is a kind of music produced by the performer tapping different parts of the body with his hands. What it presents is not the noise of hitting with their hands, but the world-famous songs that have been known through the ages. Perhaps you can hear “Moonlight Song” or even “Blue Danube” from it.
  Indulge in cheerful music, “Annie’s Wonderland” will let you realize: In the ordinary, there are pleasant beautiful scenery, and the little people also have the power to warm the soul.