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Dalvay By-The-Sea is located approximately 25 minutes North East of Charlottetown inside Prince Edward Island National Park on Dalvay Beach.
Visitors will arrive generally by three methods: Air transport, (at Charlottetown Airport; car rental facilities/taxi services are available) or by driving from either the Confederation Bridge at Borden-Carleton or the Wood Island Ferry Terminal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BY AIR? The Airport in Charlottetown has connecting flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as Toronto, Montreal and Calgary (Air Canada and WestJet), as well as a daily flight from Detroit, MI in summer with Northwest Air.
BY BOAT? Is there still a ferry to PEI? Yes. Northumberland Ferries offers a seasonal service between Caribou, NS and Wood Islands, PEI, as does C.T.M.A. between Les Iles-de-la madeleine and Souris, PEI.
Where can I get directions once I reach the Island? There are numerous Visitor Information Centres (VIC) with brochures and maps. Seewww.gentleisland.com to recieve a free Visitor's Guide before you arrive. Dalvay Front desk is well equipped with maps and advice once you reach us.
Where is the closest town? We are 25 minutes North of Charlotettown, the capital of PEI.
Car Rentals? There are major auto rental firms available to prebook at the airport and in Charlottetown (Avis, Budget, National, Thrifty, to mention a few). Pre-booking is recommended in summer months.
Is there public transporation? There is a transit system which services Charlottetown city proper only. Transportation elsewhere on the island is by taxi cabs and pre-booking is required. (It is approx. a 20 min. taxi ride to Dalvay with a fare of approx. $40.00 one way.) Taxis are always available at the airport, but must be called in advance to other locations.
Route #6 16 Cottage Crescent
Dalvay, Prince Edward Island
Nearest airport: YYG
250 Brackley Point Rd
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The Confederation Bridge is a 13 km bridge which links Prince Edward Island to mainland New Brunswick. This is a toll bridge, however visitors do not pay the toll to enter PEI from the New Brunswick side, the tollbooths are applicable only when you leave PEI via the bridge. There is a large Visitor Information Centre on the PEI side of the bridge called Gateway Village, here you may also stop and receive further tourist information.
To find Dalvay from the Confederation Bridge, take the Trans-Canada Highway #1 towards Charlottetown. Then proceed to Trans-Canada Highway #2 EAST (toward Souris, PEI) for 10 kilometers (6 miles) and turn left on Highway #6 (at Bedford toward Grand Tracadie). Enter the National Park at the Dalvay gates (National Park fees apply in-season). For park fees/information visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca
The Woods Island Ferry (Northumberland Ferries) operates May to mid-November. The ferry leaves from Pictou, Nova Scotia and lands at Wood Island, PEI (45 minutes southeast from Charlottetown). The crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. For current scheduled sailings call 1-800-565-0201. Note, the ferry does not accept reservations in advance. Ferry tolls are paid from the PEI crossing side only.
To find Dalvay from the Wood Island Ferry, take the Trans-Canada Highway #1 towards Charlottetown. Then proceed to Trans-Canada Highway #2 EAST (toward Souris, PEI) for 10 kilometers (6 miles) and turn left on Highway #6 (at Bedford toward Grand Tracadie). Enter the National Park at the Dalvay gates (National Park fees apply in-season). For park fees/information visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca