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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.


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.


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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Black Marsh Nature Trail

Get your heart pumping as you trek along this 5.5 km trail and learn about the area’s distinct and rugged ecology from 25 bilingual interpretive panels. Watch for seabirds, dragonflies, butterflies and even soaring eagles.

21817 Route 12, North Cape

(902) 882-2991


Distance to Next Destination: 27 km



Swimming at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Feel the sand beneath your feet and take a dip in the ocean at one of the most beautiful beaches the Island has to offer. See for yourself why Jacques Cartier called it “the fairest land 'tis possible to see!”

16448 Route 12, Kildare Capes

(877) 445-4938 (902) 853-8632


Distance to Next Destination: 26 km



Trout River Nature Trail

Try some sport fishing or take a relaxing walk along this 2.5 kilometer nature trail. Watch for white baneberry, a provincial rarity, and listen for a variety of songbirds.

36927 Rte 2, Coleman, PEI


Distance to Next Destination: 32 km

The Path of our Forefathers - Walking Trail

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


Distance to Next Destination: 56 km

Summerside Walking Tour by Wyatt Heritage

With guide in hand, take a walking tour through Summerside’s historic waterfront, commercial and residential districts to discover the streetscapes and intriguing stories of a small city with a big town feel.

75 Spring Street, Summerside

(902) 432-1297


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On The Way

Mill River Golf Course
Enjoy an afternoon at one of P.E.I’s most popular playgrounds rated as one of the “Top 3 Best Golf Courses in Atlantic Canada” by SCORE Magazine.
180 Mill River Resort, Woodstock
(800) 235-8909

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Barlow’s Interpretation Center
Learn about the history of Barlow Mills and the early history of the community of Wellington. Talk a walk on one of the nature trails or access the Confederation Trail.
9 Mill Street, Wellington
(902) 854-2888

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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
(902) 432-1287

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Confederation Trail  bike-transparent
Bike the Confederation Trail from its starting point in Tignish.

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Northport Pier
Kayak to Oulton Island from Northport Pier
296 Route 152, Northport

Lennox Island
Kayak to Bird Island from Lennox Island
8 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island

Summerside Harbour
Kayak to Indian Head Lighthouse from the Summerside Harbour.