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!
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.