Explore the Coast

Plan Your Trip

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.

Golfing

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.

One-of-a-kind experiences

Try some hands-on adventure with one-of-a-kind experiences like lobster fishing,  or shoreline discovery adventures and studio workshops.

Taste

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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morning

Morning

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.

21817 Route 12, North Cape

(902) 882-2991

northcape.ca

Distance to Next Destination: 69 km

afternoon

Afternoon

West Point Lighthouse + Museum + Beach

Discover this quaint community in Western P.E.I. boasting beautiful beaches, dunes and an iconic lighthouse.

364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, West Point

(902) 859-3605

westpointharmony.ca/

Distance to Next Destination: 63 km

Mi'kmaq Cultural Centre

Be introduced to the culture of Lennox Island. Take a historically rich nature walk and enjoy the beautiful views of the scenic shores while you learn about Mi’kmaq history and customs.

8 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island

(902) 831-3109

lennoxisland.com

Distance to Next Destination: 44 km

evening

Evening

Village Musical Acadien

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”.

1745 Route 124, Abram-Village

(902) 854-3300

villagemusical.com/

Distance to Next Destination: 41 km

Shops of Spinnaker’s Landing

Find unique shops featuring one-of-a-kind souvenirs, clothing, antiques, jewelry and local art. You can even take a Baywalk tour on a Segway!

150 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside

spinnakerslanding.com/

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On The Way

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Be sure to stop by these picturesque locations along the way to take in the scenery and snap a quick photo.

Seacow Pond Harbour
Seacow Pond, off Route 12
View today’s catch as it is brought onshore.

Skinners Pond Beach
Skinners Pond, off Route 14
Stop in the community that is the boyhood home of Stompin’ Tom Connors.

Back Road Folk Art
1176 Centerline Rd. – Rte. 151, Lauretta
(902) 853-3644
Explore the creative works of Kerras Jeffery and get a photo with the world’s largest egg beater.

West Cape Lookout
6304 Route 14, West Cape
Stop at the North Cape Coastal Drive Kiosk to photograph the coastal cliffs, wind turbines, farmed fields, and the Northumberland Strait.

 

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Canadian Potato Museum
Learn all there is to know about P.E.I.’s biggest export – the potato.
1 Dewer Lane, O’Leary
(902) 859-2039

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Green Gable Alpacas
Stop by the Fibre House Boutique and take home something beautifully handmade and luxurious.
5627 Route 12, Birch Hill
(902) 303-0647

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Island Traditions Store
Stop by this shop featuring over one hundred Island artisans and watch as hadn-woven baskets are crafted everyday.
17 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond
(902) 854-3063

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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
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Summerside Baywalk Boardwalk
Stroll along the 6.5 Km trail or hop on a Segway and tour around.
370 Ottawa St., Summerside

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