scenic Prince Edward Island drive encompasses miles of beautiful country side.
As you take the on-line tour keep in mind that the links
to the left will provide more information on the Festivals
& Events, Activities, Restaurants and Accommodations in
the orange area of the map.
start this segment of the tour at the Wood Islands Ferry Terminal.
Taking you east (left) down route 4 along the coast then onto
route 18 through Murray Harbour and Murray River then onto
route 17 into Murray Harbour North.
you are arriving from Nova Scotia by the Northumberland Ferry,
which we would encourage you to do, you will be astounded
by the sheer beauty of your first glimpse of Prince Edward
Island as the red island shores beckon you.
wood Islands area is the start of your tour and what
you see from the decks of the ferry as you approach
P.E.I. After you dock head straight for the Wood Islands
Lighthouse and tour the museum, you will be taken back
in time as you experience what it was like to be a lighthouse
keeper. You will also find Wood Islands Provincial Park,
a cliffside day park the perfect spot for a picnic and
where your family can enjoy the small fishing village
and playground along the waterway. Try an island treat
at the one of the food booths, walk the beach, dig clams
or just watch the ferry as it comes into port or leaves
for the Nova Scotia shores.
your Wood Island visit and you leave the terminal area
continue east onto route 4 and stop at the Plough the
Waves Visitor Information Center, where you will find
tourist information as well as retail shops for your
east on route 4, about 5 minutes you’ll find the Northumberland
Provincial Park. This park offers a lifeguarded ocean beach;
clam digging in our red soil, laundromat, hot showers, playground,
kitchen shelter, forest trails, and children’s programs.
You will have an insight into the natural area and be introduced
to the varied flora and fauna native to the Island.
you leave the park take a left and continue down Route 4.
About 10 minutes away you’ll find Rossignal
Winery in Little Sands, which is the only winery on Prince
Edward Island. Drop in and sample some island wines as well
as browse through their folk art that is on display.
along the coast; this takes you into Guernsey Cove,
route 18. As you drive you’ll see picturesque
scenes of the Northumberland Straight and in the distance
across the water, Nova Scotia. Your next stop will be
the Cape Bear Lighthouse, which is off route 18 down
the dirt road. This lighthouse is where the first signal
was heard from the sinking Titanic and is now a museum.
Climb to the top and experience a breathtaking view.
If you go a bit further down to the end of the dirt
road, another panoramic view awaits you.
on Route 18 you’ll come to the Beach Point Beach,
which is only 5 minutes from the Cape Bear Lighthouse.
At low tide it is an excellent place to dig clams or
find sand dollars. If you arrive at high tide, take
a swim or relax on the white sandy beach.
past the beach you will find the Beach Point lobster pound
where you’ll be able to purchase fresh seafood for your
supper. Continuing on route 18 you’ll arrive at the
small fishing village of Murray Harbour. This is the home
of Brad Richards, the village hero who’s team won the
2004 NHL Stanley Cup, he also won the Lady Byng and the Conn
Smythe Trophies. This charming fishing village offers island
crafts, retail stores and island cuisine for your enjoyment.
Explore the homemade quilts at Miss Elly’s or the homemade
chowders at Brehaut’s Restaurant. Be sure to drop into
the Log Cabin Museum on route 18A for a unique look into the
next stop will be the village of Murray River, keeping on
route 18 and then turning right onto route 4 at the junction.
This village was once a shipping center with lots of history
for you to learn. This eye-catching village has much to offer;
unique gift and craft shops, restaurant, seal cruises, seaplane
tours, picnic park, bank, convenience store/gas station, post
office, golf courses and a Island Welcome Centre.
you approach the junction of route 18 and 4 be sure and
stop at Amelia’s Home-Style Bakery for some island
goodies or get them to pack you their superb island picnic,
it will go great with the bottle of wine you picked up
at Rossignol Winery. If you want an experience you’ll
not soon forget be sure to take the Tartan Air seaplane
tour and see the island from the air. It looks like a
rich patch work island quilt with all its brilliant colors
of green fields, the red soil and the blue water…….
Memorable. If you are not much for flying then see the
island from the water with Marine Adventure deep-sea fishing
charter and seal cruise.
the bridge and visit the Magik Dragon and The Old General
Store craft and gift shops. Browse through the collections
of originals and imported teak furniture, jewellery,
clothing, beads and more at the Magik Dragon. The Old
General Store is a heritage building with a unique blend
of linens, quilts, artwork to name a few items for you
you take route 202 you will find Eagles View Golf Course,
a championship 9-hole golf course. This golf course
is connected with a 1000 ft. bridge across the McClure
pond, what an incredible view! Also located in the clubhouse
is an Interpretative Centre, which displays the history
of the village. Take time to walk the nature trail and
learn about the area.
View Golf Course
Blue Mussel Harvest
route 348, 3 km east of Murray River you will find King’s
Castle Provincial Park, which is a delightful family
day park. The park hosts a wonderland of favorite storybook
characters, a fort to explore, playground, beach kitchen
shelters, barbeques and washroom facilities. The Gladstone
Park is also close by for you to enjoy.
route 4-take route 17 to Poverty Beach in Murray Harbour
North. This white sandy beach is a great place to spend
the day relaxing with the main ingredients, sun, water
and quiet. Watch for the seals that will entertain you
as you relax. Drop into the mussel plant and learn about
our island blue delights.
is the end of the Hills & Harbours orange tour and now
we will continue North with the light blue tour.