Prince Edward Island, usually referred to simply as PEI, is the smallest Canadian province. Its 2184 sq. miles (5525 sq. km) make it even smaller than some of Canada's National Parks.
The island, vaguely in the shape of a crescent, lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is separated from the northern coasts of
the Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the narrow Northumberland Strait.