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Map of Eastern P.E.I.. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Eastern P.E.I. with cities and towns

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Eastern P.E.I

 

From the Victorian ambience of Charlottetown to the wild remoteness of East Point, eastern Prince Edward Island affords a kaleidoscopic view of island life. While the capital city celebrates the foundation of Canada as a nation, the fishing villages provide a window on traditions that are still followed today.

Ferry connections to Nova Scotia and lies de la Madeleine reflect the strong links to the sea where work on the water is the norm. Locally fished lobster and scallops are prized for their flavor. As well, aqua-culturists grow mouthwatering mussels in Murray River, St. Peters Bay, and other areas.

Lighthouses, no longer manned, are preserved and open as museums or craft shops. Cape Bear Lighthouse, built in 1881, is the site of the first Canadian Marconi station to hear SOS calls from the Titanic. The East Point Lighthouse marks the meeting of the tides of Northumberland Strait and Gulf of St. Lawrence, and has been the site of many a shipwreck. Climb the tower to glimpse the churning waters, if you dare.

Basin Head [B7] Basin Head is home to a museum chronicling the island's fishing industry and one of the island's best beaches. Pure white sand stretches for kilometers and, when conditions are right, "squeaks" as you walk on it, earning the beach the nickname "Singing Sands."

 

Charlottetown [B1-C1]

In 1864 Queen Victoria steamed into the harbor bound for meetings that led to the birth of our nation. Follow the Fathers of Confederation from their landing point to Province House, the birthplace of Canada. Costumed players, carefully preserved architecture, a commemorative park, and interactive Founders Hall bring the capital city's history alive at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The P.E.I. Heritage Foundation offers more history in the beautiful Victorian Beaconsfield House. Don't miss the twin spires and fine Italian carvings of the ornate St. Dunstan's Basilica (1898), one of Canada's largest churches.

 

Georgetown [C4]  A deep-water port known for ship repairs, Georgetown also boasts championship golf courses, marine sports, and full resort facilities at nearby Brudenell River Provincial Park. The Brudenell Golf Academy is one of this country's largest golf schools.

 

Little Sands [E3] The island's only winery, Rossignol Estate Winery, allows you to sample while you shop. Lush vineyards overlook Northumberland Strait, where some local legends recount sightings of a sea serpent with a head shaped like a horse.

 

Murray River/ Murray harbor [E4]

These small villages are typical of P.E.I.'s fishing communities. Seal-watching tours also provide a great view of the area's mussel farms. Kings Castle Provincial Park in nearby Gladstone is a must-see storyland for kids.

 

Orwell Corner [D2]

A restored agricultural community of the 1890s settled by Scottish immigrants can be found here, and is noted for its lively ceilidhs. At Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, experts on native trees and plants make walking the woodlands an enlightening experience. Ask about the resident ghost.

 

Souris [B6] A plague of mice gave Souris its name [sourisis French for mice) in the early 1700s. Souris is the connecting point for ferry service to lies de la Madeleine. Listen for fiddle music as you pass through Rollo Bay-its festival is legendary.

 

Wood Islands [E3] The ferry to and from Nova Scotia is often dubbed a mini-cruise, which attunes "come-from-awayers" to P.E.I.'s slower pace of life. Stroll by the working fishing wharf for a visit to the lighthouse in nearby Wood Islands Provincial Park.

 

CITY GUIDE

CHARLOTTETOWN ATTRACTIONS

Confederation Centre of the Arts Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum Province House Beaconsfield House

Founders Hall Government House

Victoria Park Ardgowan National Historic Park Mi'kmaq Indian Village

Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National

Historic Site The Island Crafts Shop Peake's Wharf

 

AIRPORT INFORMATION

(902) 566-7997

 

RADIO STATIONS

CFCY 630 AM CHLQ93.1 FM

 

TOURISM OFFICE

Tourist Information Centre, City Hall (902) 566-5548

 

TOURISM WEB SITE

www.  city. charlottetown.  pe.ca

 

Map of Eastern P.E.I.. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Eastern P.E.I. with cities and towns