About Prince Edward Island
Located off the east coast of mainland Canada in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island has a population of 140,000 people. It is 224 km (140 miles) long and from 6 to 64 km (4 to 40 miles) wide. The Island is accessible by air and via the 9-mile long Confederation Bridge. P.E.I. is known for the vivid colours of its gently-rolling landscape, its pristine beaches, its world-class golf courses and its friendly people. The Island is a popular vacation destination for all ages, with more than 1 million visitors each year.
The City of Charlottetown and surrounding area has a population of more than 45,000, and is located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. As the capital city of P.E.I., Charlottetown is the seat of the provincial government and has all the amenities of a capital city. Charlottetown has a vibrant arts community that includes many successful artists, writers, actors, filmmakers, videogame developers and musicians. All year, there live performances by locally, regionally, and nationally acclaimed artists. Charlottetown is home to the Confederation Centre of the Arts and the MacKenzie Theatre, which provide a full slate of entertainment year-round.
Life at Holland College – A safe and welcoming environment
Prince Edward Island is well known for its hospitality and friendliness. It’s a place where people still take time to talk to strangers, and our crime rate is the lowest in Canada. At Holland College our international students will find themselves welcomed and encouraged to participate in the college’s many activities. You come here to learn, but you’ll also form friendships that will last a lifetime.