Hands-on Fun!

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

SeaSplash Soap Making at Tignish Treasures  

Get involved and learn how to make your very own SeaSplash soap with locally harvested Irish Moss.

103 School Street, Tignish

(902) 882-2896

tignishtreasures.ca/home.html

Distance to Next Destination: 88 km

Spuds, Fudge & Tales Farm Tour  

Meet a local farmer, make homemade potato fudge and learn all about PEI’s famous potato industry!

1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary

(902) 859-2039

canadianpotatomuseum.com

Distance to Next Destination: 45 km

afternoon

Afternoon

Clam Digging – It's All About Clams PEI Coastal Tours and Experiences  

Put your toes in the Island mud and participate in an authentic P.E.I. experience as you join John Martin for an afternoon of clam digging.

Tyne Valley

(902) 214-0863

peicoastal.ca/#!clam-digging/ccau

Distance to Next Destination: 18 km

Weaving with Wood – Island Traditions Store  

Participate in an interactive workshop and learn how to create baskets using the traditional ash-splint process.

17 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond

(902) 854-3063

islandtraditionsstore.com

Distance to Next Destination: 23 km

evening

Evening

Holman’s Ice Cream Parlour

Finish your day by treating yourself at one of Summerside’s most-prized heritage properties. Located in the 160-year-old Homestead, the Holman Ice Cream Parlour offers sweet treats in a setting bursting with local history.

286 Fitzroy Street, Summerside

(902) 439-4387

Distance to Next Destination: 23 km

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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.

Miminegash Harbour
View today’s catch as it comes onshore.
Harbour Rd, Miminegash off Route 14

Howard’s Cove Harbour
Visit this coastal harbour for a great view of red coastal cliffs
Wharf Rd., Cape Wolfe off Route 14

West Point Lighthouse
Photograph this PEI icon and explore seasonal attractions such as a craft shop, restaurant, and museum.
364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, West Point
(902) 859-3605

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St. Patricks’ Church
Enjoy the beauty of this historic Roman Catholic Church of English Gothic style. 
4284 Route 12, Bayside

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Leard’s Pond
Have a picnic by the water’s edge.
535 Buchannan Rd. – Route 140, Mount Royal

PEI Shellfish Museum
Learn the importance and value of the shellfish industry on P.E.I.
144 Bideford Road, Bideford, PE
(902) 831-3225

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Linkletter Park
Stretch your legs and enjoy the gorgeous views of this Provincial Park.
437 Linkletter Rd. – Rte 11, Linkletter
(902) 888-8366

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