Dig deep and join us for some meaningful and one-of-a-kind experiences. The people and cultures of the North Cape Coastal Drive are fascinating. Culinary, artistic, or outdoorsy – we have the adventure for you.
The tales that our locals tell are rich and fascinating. Folks here like to make connections, to show visitors “how it’s done”. You’ll likely meet a few good storytellers and fascinating characters on your trip around the coast. Let us help you enrich your experience by suggesting a few highlights.
The Mi’kmaq people have a proud history on this island that stretches back thousands of years before European settlers first arrived at our shores. Come to Lennox Island and get a tour of the “Trail of Our Forefathers”. You’ll hear fascinating stories of the history of the Mi’kmaq people, and learn some medicinal lore.
Our Fishermen come from brave stock; back in the day they might leave family and friends for days or weeks to fish the waters around PEI. Well, you’ll see that same independent spirit in their descendants. Try your hand at a deep-sea tuna fishing adventure, or lobster fishing, and you’ll spend an afternoon immersed in the seaman’s lifestyle.
We have local chefs practicing traditional cooking on wood-stoves. Mi’kmaq artisans are reclaiming the time-honoured skill of Porcupine Quill Art. There are fun workshops like crafting with bunny wool, and educational experiences like shoreline exploration and interpretive activities. With humour and pride, our locals will treat you to an experience you will never forget!
Follow Route 11 west of Summerside, and follow it down past Union Corner Provincial Park, Mont Carmel until you reach Cape Egmont. At the turn-off to Cape Egmont Fishermen’s Cove, turn left off the main road unto Phare du Cap-Egmont Road – The Cape Egmont Lighthouse Road. It is located at the end of this short, clay road.
Just east of the lighthouse alongside Route 11 are the Bottle Houses, some of which were built by a former keeper.
From Route 12 (Church Street) in Alberton, turn south on Main Street and continue for 3 km (2 miles) on Highway 152 to Northport. The Cascumpec Lighthouse is visible on an island just offshore from the marina in Northport. If you want to take a trip aboard a pontoon boat to get a closer look at the lighthouse, contact Blair Matthews (902) 853-7943.
The lighthouse is privately owned. Grounds/dwelling/tower closed.
Take Route 14 on the western shore. You will enter a community called Cape Wolfe. Howard’s Cove is between Routes 146 and 147. Look for a road called Wharf Road. There is a clay road that takes you to the lighthouse.
From Route 2 on the Central Coastal Drive (south shore) just east of Summerside, turn south onto Route 1A and drive for 10 km (6.3 miles). Turn right onto Route 171 (Callbeck Street), and then after 1.9 km (1.2 miles) turn right on Route 112 towards Lower Bedeque. Follow Route 112 to its end where you will see the Indian Head Lighthouse at the end of the breakwater. At low tide it is sometimes possible to walk out to the lighthouse.
From Route 2 turn onto Water Street at Reads Corner. Turn left at the intersection with lights at MacEwen Road and Glover Shore Road. Turn onto Glover Shore Road and you will see it a short distance away on your right.
Take Highway 2 to its end at Tignish, near the northwest tip of the island. When Highway 2 ends in Tignish, turn left onto Church Street (Route 14), and then make an immediate right onto Dalton Avenue. When Dalton Avenue ends, turn right onto Route 12, and then after 1.6 km (1 mile) turn left onto Tignish Shore Road. Continue until Tignish Shore Road ends, and you will see the Tignish Run Lighthouse on the corner of Tignish Shore Road and Harbour Road.
Take Route 2 west to Route 14. Turn left on Route 14 at Coleman Corner. Once you pass the “Welcome to West Point” sign, it is less than 1 km to where you turn left onto Harbour Road.
At the West Point Harbourside Centre, turn right onto Cedar Dunes Park Road, which leads to West Point Lighthouse.
Continue on Route 2 past Coleman Corner until you reach the round-about. Turn left to O’Leary. Follow Route 142 until you reach a T intersection. Turn left and follow Route 14 until you reach Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, or Harbour Road..
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