Due to circumstances beyond their control, some studios and locations won’t be able to open this season. Please confirm hours and open status by contacting the locations directly.

Welcome to PEI’s Arts & Heritage Trail

Prince Edward Island is home to cultural experiences that are influenced by the world around us, but that have been uniquely shaped by our Island. As a small province, and as an Island set in the east coast of Canada, the arts that we produce and the heritage that we preserve are reflections of our perspective, something exclusive to us, but something we are eager to share.

It’s in this spirit that the Prince Edward Island Arts and Heritage Trail – your guide to distinctive Island cultural destinations – was created. We’ve mapped the province-wide route to include the best of PEI’s cultural experiences: Architecture and buildings, ethnic heritage, hands-on experiences, cultural festivals and industrial heritage, coastal and pastoral vistas, ecology, theatre, music, dance and festivals, art galleries, craft shops, visual artists, artisan studios, and more. 

To start exploring the PEI Arts & Heritage Trail, click a category – Heritage, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts – or if you’d see what specific areas of the Island offer as cultural experiences, search by region.

Create your own Arts & Heritage Trail List Here 

View or Request a Printed Copy of the Arts & Heritage Trail Guide!
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Panmure Island Lighthouse

Panmure Island Lighthouse is PEI's oldest wooden lighthouse. Built in 1853 by local craftsmen using shipbuilding techniques, this lighthouse is a lovely example of the heavy timbered, Pre-Confederation style lighthouse. Visitors are encouraged to climb the 4 levels, through the displays of lighthouse artifacts, into the tower for views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, beautiful Panmure Island Beach and surrounding land. Check out our “virtual tour” located on the 2nd floor. Visit our gift shop on the first floor for a locally-made memento of your trip.