World's Best Islands
No. 16 Prince Edward Island, Canada
Canada’s tiniest province celebrates big in 2014, hosting events to mark the 150 years since the idea of Canada’s nationhood was hatched in Charlottetown. Check out the historic town and then hightail it to Singing Sands, one of more than 90 beaches on P.E.I. and named for the squeaky sound made when your feet hit the sand. Panmure Island on the eastern edge of P.E.I. (about an hour’s drive from Charlottetown) draws families to its white-sand beaches and old-time lighthouse. Stop at any one of the dozens of dairy bars dotting the island, like Captain Kidd’s, for milkshakes or soft-serve ice cream.