Tourism is a critical driver of economic activity, employment, and tax revenue for Prince Edward Island, and Canada.

On Prince Edward Island:

  • Tourism provides 15,000 to 17,000 full-time, part-time, seasonal, and year-round jobs, which is equivalent to 7,700 full-time year-round jobs.
  • Tourism contributes 6.4 percent of PEI’s total GDP, the highest percentage of any province in Canada. 
  • Total revenues generated on PEI through tourism in 2016 were  approximately $430 million.
  • Over 1.5 million visitors travel to PEI each year.
  • For every $1 invested by the Provincial Government in tourism, $2.80 is generated in increased government revenues.