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Travel and Gatherings on PEI

The team at Meetings and Conventions PEI is here to work with our partners and our clients, as we look to recover and rebound our industry. We are essential to the visitor economy of PEI and the recovery of our sector on PEI.

We want to help you meet again and celebrate our Island hospitality and strong industry on PEI.

Download our Guidelines To Host On PEI here.

Organized Gatherings

Larger organized gatherings (e.g. worship services, meetings, organized sports and recreation, day camps, events including weddings, funerals, burials, and graduations) are permitted to include no more than 50 people indoor or outdoor.

  • An operational plan that is made available on inspection
  • Physical distancing of 2 meters maintained with individuals who are not part of one’s household
  • Limited sharing of equipment among individuals from different households and precautions taken
  • For personal gatherings (e.g. large families having visitors or playing frisbee in the park), limits are your household and up to ten (10) additional individuals indoors and outdoors, while maintaining a two-metre separation.
  • For facilities (indoor or outdoor) with separate rooms or large spaces that can accommodate more than one gathering at a time, 3 additional cohorts of up to 50 people may be held, provided:
    • groups are kept separate
    • the multiple gatherings guidance is followed.
    • operational plans are completed and prior approval by the Chief Public Health Office is received, with the exception of weddings and funerals which are not eigible for multiple gatherings.

More about Gatherings on PEI – Gatherings Guidance – Post Circuit Breaker Holiday Measures

Update as of January 23, 2021

***PLEASE NOTE*** Prince Edward Island has temporarily suspended its participation in the Atlantic Travel Bubble until at least February 16, 2021 to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the region. 

Until the Atlantic Travel Bubble is reopened, all non-residents of PEI, including other residents of Atlantic Canada, must apply for pre-travel approval and must self-isolate for 14 days when traveling to PEI. 

We hope that PEI is able to rejoin the bubble soon and we can safely meet with our Atlantic Canadian neighbours once again. Please stay tuned for updates in mid February.

For the most up-to-date information about the status of the Atlantic Travel Bubble, please see here.

On May, 1, 2020 the PEI Government launched the Renew PEI, Together outlining the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces. The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Progression will be gradual and constantly evaluated based on the latest public health information from PEI’s Chief Public Health Office. Decisions during each phase will be based on public health evidence and continuous monitoring. If there are concerns about moving into a next phase, progress will be slowed, halted or even reversed to continue to protect the health and safety of Islanders.


Phase One

May 1, 2020

Phase Two

May 22, 2020

Phase Three

June 1, 2020

Phase Four

June 26, 2020

Please check the Renew PEI Together website for the most up-to-date information.

To Discover Charlottetown and its new Local Goods Guide   https://www.discovercharlottetown.com/local-goods-guide/ or get inspired for future getaway, by ordering their 2020 Official Travel Guide https://www.discovercharlottetown.com/travel-guide/

To Explore Summerside – The City by the Sea visit https://exploresummerside.com/

True Island living  – Points East Coastal Drive http://www.pointseastcoastaldrive.com

Miles and Miles of Beaches – North Cape Coastal Drive https://northcapedrive.com

Cavendish Forever – Cavendish Beach https://cavendishbeachpei.com/

Everything to love about Central Coastal PEI https://centralcoastalpei.com

Prince Edward Island may not be open to all your delegates but it might be in the near future. Let our meeting experts help you navigate a perfect hybrid event that is engaging and well-attended!

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Tourism Hosting Grant - up to $5,000

The Tourism PEI Hosting Grant offers funding to non-profit organizations hosting a meeting or convention with off-Island participants. The grant may provide up to $5,000 ($10 per delegate) towards the cost of an opening/closing reception or banquet. The event must be scheduled during the shoulder season – i.e., anytime other than July and August.


Cultural Tourism Festivals and Events Funding Program – up to $2,500

Your non-profit organization may be eligible for up to $2,500 to assist with costs to attract off-Island visitors to your festival or event. The amount of funding offered through the Cultural Tourism Festivals and Events Funding Program is based on the number of visitors you expect to attract.


Tourism PEI Reunion Assistance – Support Services

Your reunion may be eligible for provincial material assistance to support reunion services. The PEI Tourism Reunion Assistance Program is available to Islanders planning reunions in Prince Edward Island.