Brackley Beach. Tourism P.E.I. photo
Prince Edward Island has been named the No. 2 island in Canada according to readers of an international travel publication.
The readers' choice contest by Condé Nast Traveler combined scores for scenery, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging, activities and beaches.
Prince Edward Island finished in second place with a rating of 83.8.
Condé Nast Traveler says the Island's atmosphere, natural beauty and seafood helped boost the province into the No. 2 position.
"The beaches, the food and the people enforce that simple can be extraordinary," the magazine quotes one reader's submission. "This might be my favourite place on Earth."
"The scenery and beaches are outstanding and there is genuinely an unspoiled, pristine air about the island."
Two other Atlantic provinces destinations made the Top 5: Newfoundland was named the No. 4 island with a 79.7 and Cape Breton received a rating of 77.3, having scored higher in the scenery, friendliness and atmosphere categories.
Two British Columbia islands rounded out the list, with Vancouver Island taking the No. 1 spot with an 85.5 rating and the Gulf Islands taking the No. 3 spot with an 83.3 rating.