Plan your trip around our coast; eat fresh seafood and produce, enjoy our one-of-a-kind attractions. Spend a day at a music festival and rest at night at any of our welcoming bed-and-breakfasts, cottages, inns or motels. Lay your head down in a room overlooking the water – in a rustic cabin or at a working lighthouse inn!
In Summerside, the gateway to the North Cape Coastal Drive, you can enjoy daily events and musical entertainment. Visit our museums, theatres and cultural centers for stories of our region that will fascinate you.
Our itineraries were designed to ensure you make the most of your day in the North Cape Coastal Region with some of the best Genuine Coastal Experiences in Western P.E.I.
The Winding Coastal Roads
Follow the winding roads around our coast to find the quirky and unique attractions of the North Cape Coastal Drive. You’ll see magnificent capes and beaches that run for miles and miles. We have one-of-a-kind attractions and experiences that showcase our cultures, traditions and cuisine. We have renowned museums and iconic lighthouses as well as Acadian râpure, seaweed pie and potato fudge. Investigate our little communities and you’ll find the hidden gems.
Along the way, as you plan your trip, you might want to catch a round of golf or two. North Cape Coastal Region has two fantastic golf courses up west that offer water features and challenging design elements that make play a pleasure.
History and Museums
Learn more about the people of the western side of the Island. Come explore the cultures that give us our unique outlook on life. Visit our interpretive centers where you’ll learn more about our shipbuilding and fox-raising heritage. Be inspired by the dazzling architecture of churches such as Our Lady of Mont-Carmel Church, constructed of red Island brick.
Try some hands-on adventure with one-of-a-kind experiences like lobster fishing, or shoreline discovery adventures and studio workshops.
We have trendy restaurants and charming tea houses, French cafés that serve up patisseries and lots of family restaurants that source local seafood. Throughout the summer, you’ll see our ubiquitous dairy bars – each one claiming to offer the best soft ice cream on the Island, so come judge for yourself! Many of our restaurants, including those in Tignish, Alberton, West Point and Summerside, overlook our bustling yet peaceful harbours. We have culinary experiences for you to try: learn to bake Acadian pâté or râpure or you can dig for clams and eat your feast right on the beach.
From cultural experiences to down-home family fun, the North Cape Coastal Region’s attractions are unique and second to none. All you need is some time to visit, explore, relax and enjoy your adventures.
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North Cape Complex + Wind Interpretive Centre
Get up close to impressive wind turbines and learn about wind energy at the North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre. Also on site are the North Cape Gift Shop and Black Marsh Nature Trail.
Experience harmony in The Evangeline Region or “The Musical Region”. It lives up to its name with a variety of traditional and contemporary music and entertainment venues including the “Village Musical Acadien”.
The Bottle Houses Visit this quirky Island attraction where you’ll find three fantasy-like buildings decorated with thousands of glass bottles and some of the best gardens in Western PEI. 6891 Route 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2987 Learn More
Summerside Baywalk Boardwalk Stroll along the 6.5 Km trail or hop on a Segway and tour around. 370 Ottawa St., Summerside