The North Cape Coastal Drive begins in Summerside and encompasses the westernmost area of PEI. Start your arts and heritage tour here. Experience our rich Celtic and Acadian roots as the sounds of bagpipes and fiddles, kitchen parties, and ceilidhs fill the air with the music of the Island. At Lennox Island you can discover the ongoing story of PEI’s first people – the Mi’kmaq.
The West is alive with experiences: museums, cultural centres and heritage properties celebrating generations of families working the sea and the land. Along the route, be sure to see a late Victorian Gothic church, PEI’s tallest lighthouse, and the famous “Bottle Houses” fashioned from recycled bottles.
The artisans “Up West” work in textiles and fabric, pottery, metal, wood, and other mediums. Their craft shops, studios and galleries offer unique Island memories, while the region’s theatres give audiences a taste of professional and distinctly Island-made stage productions.
With so many cultural experiences along the North Cape Coastal Drive, it’s a perfect gateway for a tip-to-tip Island tour.