National treasures: Atlantic Canada
Fish for trout, sturgeon, stripers, tuna and cod in unforgettable surroundings
RED SHORES, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Colourful coastline and gargantuan bluefins
Think Prince Edward Island, and what comes to mind? Anne of Green Gables, lobster feasts and Stompin’ Tom Connors singing about big spuds and “bright red mud,” perhaps? P.E.I.’s famous red soil is certainly a tourist draw, as are the red beaches, dunes and shoreline sandstone cliffs. For that, thank the island’s high concentration of iron, which oxidizes when exposed to air and turns red. As for the spuds, well, they aren’t the only big things in P.E.I. these days—so are the bluefin tuna that have returned to the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the island’s north coast. And there’s no better place to take in the colourful coastline than from a fishing boat, especially when a 500-pound fish is on your line.
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