North Cape Coastal Drive
Prince Edward Island is all about getting close to the coast. And the North Cape Coastal Drive is as close to the Island coast as you can get. We’ll show you the way along a shimmering necklace of irresistible sandy beaches, fishing harbours, secret coves, towering red sandstone capes, lighthouses and the tidal and wind phenomena of North Cape itself.
2014 TOUR THE COAST Watch for our symbol when you arrive on Prince Edward Island P rince Edward Island is all about getting close to the coast. And the North Cape Coastal Drive is as close to the Island coast as you can get. Weâ€™ll show you the way along a shimmering necklace of irresistible sandy beaches, fishing harbours, secret coves, towering red sandstone capes, lighthouses and the tidal and wind phenomena of North Cape itself. Shop through the next 50-plus pages, take a virtual tour at northcapedrive. com and then ready you and yours for a scenic, cultural and culinary journey that covers all of Western Prince Edward Island. www.facebook.com/NorthCapeCoastalDrive @northcapedrive www.youtube.com/northcapecoastal North Cape Coastal Tourism Area Partnership 455 Main Street, Alberton, PE C0B 1B0 (902) 853-6557 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.northcapedrive.com northcapedrive.com 2 Taste the Coast.................................................................................................4 Celebrate the Coast..........................................................................................6 Tour Our Beaches & Harbours........................................................................8 North Cape Tourism Region Map...................................................................12 Tour Our Communities.................................................................................14 Tour Our Attractions.....................................................................................16 Tour Our Experiences....................................................................................20 Tour Our Shops.............................................................................................28 Tour Our Kitchens.........................................................................................32 Tour Our Festivals..........................................................................................38 Tour Our Accommodations...........................................................................46 Guide brand, creative development and design by TechnoMedia, Prevail Creative and Forerunner Creative and Tourism Strategies. Photography used throughout the publication was by the following photographers: Boily Photo, Barrett & MacKay Photography, Prevail Creative, Kevin Molyneaux, Lionel Stevenson, Fresh Media, John Sylvester and Kenny Driscoll. 3 TASTE THE COAST M eet Chef Ilona Daniel, your touring guide and on-line host for the North Cape Coastal Drive’s Canadian Oyster Coast experience. The Oyster Coast story really began generations ago when our hometown favourite, the Malpeque Oyster, was judged the world’s tastiest oyster at a Paris exhibition in 1900. Malpeques have grown to become recognized as one of the world’s finest brands, known for being round and deep and plump, with a clean, sharp taste that has turned the heads of connoisseurs everywhere. Today, there are so many fabulous Canadian Oyster Coast area oyster brands – and mouth-watering recipes to boot – that we’ve lost track. But Ilona hasn’t. Check out www.northcapedrive.com, where she’ll take you to the seafood outlets and kitchens along the entire North Cape Coastal route for oysters, lobster, mussels, fresh fish, world-famous P.E.I. potatoes, unforgettable Acadian dishes and, believe it or not, a dessert called seaweed pie. Oysters Rockefeller 4 northcapedrive.com Step 1: Secure the top and bottom of the oyster on a towel against a hard surface. Step 2: Insert an oyster knife into the hinge, twisting the knife to separate the halves. Step 3: Slide the knife across the top shell to sever the abductor muscle and discard the shell. Step 4: Use the knife to sever the bottom abductor muscle and remove grit, keeping the shell level to preserve the liquor. Step 5: Once the fresh PEI Oyster is free from the shell, serve it on the half shell raw or with your preferred seasoning. 5 CELEBRATE THE COAST P ride, tradition, folklore, family, stories, music, cuisine, livelihood…when we talk about celebrating the coast, we’re really talking about celebrating an entire way of life…we’re talking about the people of the North Cape Coastal Drive. And of course we’re talking about where you fit into the celebration equation. Find out more at www.northcapedrive.com. 6 northcapedrive.com 7 TOUR OUR BEACHES & HARBOURS B each experiences come in many forms on the North Cape Coastal Drive: safe, swimmable, supervised beaches; intimate places; beaches for walking and collecting; and natural habitats we need to protect. Remember and look for these beach names as your tour the North Cape Coastal Drive. SUPERVISED Park, Route 12, 5 km east of Alberton 2 West Point: Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, Route 14 1 Kildare: Jacques Cartier Provincial 3 Anglo-Tignish: Off Route 12, no services 4 Cambellton Beach: Off Route 14, near Miminegash 5 Cap-Egmont: Moonlight Camping, 4.5 km south of Abram-Village 6 Cap-Egmont: Next to fishing wharf, just off Route 11 7 Linkletter: Linkletter Provincial Park, Route 11, 8 km west of Summerside 8 Lot 16: Belmont Provincial Park, day use park located on route 123 UNSUPERVISED 8 9 Maximeville: Shore Rd., Route 11, No services 10 Miminegash: Miminegash Harbour & Beach, Route 12 11 Nail Pond: Nail Pond, off Route 14, no services 12 Port Hill: Green Park Provincial Park, Route 12, 6 km from Tyne Valley 13 Skinners Pond: Skinners Pond Beach, next to wharf, off Route 14 14 St-Chrysostome: Rocky Point Rd., just off Route 11, no services 15 Summerside: Green’s Shore West End Beach, Water St. West 16 Tignish Shore: Fishermen’s Haven Park, off Route 12 near Tignish. 17 Union Corner: Union Corner Provincial Park, just off Route 11 northcapedrive.com M 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 iminegash, Seacow Pond and Cap-Egmont…just a few of the harbour names you won’t find anyplace else...in the world! Talk about a strong cultural sense of place! Some are working harbours, some are sightseeing harbours, some have marine experiences for you to enjoy, but all have stories galore. Stories of life on the sea, of storms and of tragedies, of how boats got their names and of who’s got the biggest catch of the day. The North Cape Coastal Drive…you won’t find a truer Maritime experience. Abram-Village Alberton (Northport) Cap-Egmont Fishermen’s Cove Howards Cove Judes Point & Tignish Run Milligan’s Wharf Miminegash Seacow Pond Skinners Pond Summerside West Point 26 11 13 10 24 4 21 28 2 25 3 22 16 1 19 23 12 18 14 20 6 9 8 7 1527 5 17 9 TOUR OUR COMMUNITIES W e invite you to begin with a visit to the city, towns and communities that form a necklace around the drive. Keep to the coast to enjoy a seaside scenic experience that is unparalleled on P.E.I.! Abram-Village: Acadian festivals and entertainment at Centre Expo-Festival and Village Musical Acadien. Baie-Egmont: Visit the Acadian and Canadian soldiers’ war memorial park. St-Chrysostome: Stroll miles of sandbars during low tides. Richmond: Join the basket weavers at Island Traditions Store. Mount Pleasant: Visitor Information Center and monument to fallen pilot trainees. O’Leary: Home of the Canadian Potato Museum and The Quilt Gallery. Glenwood: Home to the Pond Side Park. West Point: Site of the only working lighthouse in Canada that is also an inn. West Cape: Location of the West Cape Wind Farm’s wind turbines. Summerside: City gateway to the North Cape Coastal Drive. Linkletter: Home of Linkletter Provincial Park on the Bedeque Bay. Miscouche: Home of the Acadian flag and the Acadian Museum. St-Nicholas: Gateway to La Région Évangéline, the Island’s largest concentration of Acadians. Wellington: The centre of commercial activity of La Région Évangéline. Mont-Carmel: The landmark Our Lady of Mont-Carmel Roman Catholic Church. Cap-Egmont: The Évangéline region’s popular Bottle Houses and the Cap-Egmont Lighthouse. Maximeville: Colourful Acadian fishing boats and home of the longstanding Acadian Fishermen’s Co-operative. 14 northcapedrive.com Bloomfield: Home of MacAusland’s, the Island’s famous woollen mill. Miminegash: Seaside community known for the harvesting and production of Irish Moss. Skinners Pond: Boyhood home of Canadian recording artist Stompin’ Tom Connors. Seacow Pond: Named for the walrus which once inhabited the inlet in centuries past. North Cape: Longest Natural Rock Reef in North America, home of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada and Wind Energy Interpretive Centre. Judes Point: Home of the largest inshore fleet of fishing vessels in Atlantic Canada. Tignish Shore: Check out the pristine beach and boardwalk at Fisherman’s Haven Day Park. Tignish: A quaint seafaring community rich in culture and civic pride earning it the National Communities in Bloom Award in 2013, a place where seaweed soaps, colourful quilts and fresh bread are still made by hand every day. Kildare: Kildare Anglican Church has monument to sailors lost in the Yankee Gale. Alberton: Home to various artifacts that highlights farming, fishing and the fox fur industry. Northport: Read stories of local heroes at the historic Sea Rescue station. Cascumpec: Aboriginal word meaning ‘bold, sandy shore’. Lennox Island: Home to PEI’s largest Mi’kmaq community and location of the oldest, Aboriginal-owned craft shop in Atlantic Canada. Bideford: Where world-renowned author Lucy Maud Montgomery first taught school and home to the PEI Shellfish Museum. Tyne Valley: Home of the annual Tyne Valley Oyster Festival and Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship. Port Hill: Location of the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House. Birch Hill: Has an alpaca farm where visitors are always welcome. 15 TOUR OUR ATTRACTIONS T he North Cape Coastal Drive brings you one-of-a-kind attractions that couldn’t be more in keeping with our true cultures and traditions, highlighted by: the Acadian Musical Village, the Canadian Potato Museum, the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts, the Island Traditions Store, the Bottle Houses of Cap-Egmont and the Summerside Harbourfront Theatre’s 2014 musical/theatrical production of The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom. Stomp your way around all of the attractions of the North Cape Coastal Drive! 8 23 Main Dr. East, Miscouche (902) 432-2880 Alberton (902) 853-4048 1 Acadian Museum of P.E.I. (Musée acadien de l’Î.-P.-É.) 2 Alberton Murals 10 10 2 3 9 6 4 northcapedrive.com 457 Church St., Alberton (902) 853-4048 3 Alberton Museum & Genealogy Centre 16 1 11 5 7 9 Mill Rd., Wellington (902) 854-2920 4 Barlowâ€™s Mills Interpretive Centre 5 Baywalk Boardwalk 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-2991 1 Dewar Ln., Oâ€™Leary (902) 859-2039 8 Black Marsh Nature Trail 9 Canadian Potato Museum 370 Water St., Summerside (902) 432-1287 784 Bideford Rd., Route 166, Ellerslie (902) 831-3133 101 Water St., Summerside (902) 432-1298 or (902) 432-1332 6 Bideford Parsonage Museum Island-wide (800) 463-4PEI (4734) 10 Confederation Trail 11 Eptek Art & Culture Centre 7 Bishop Machine Shop Museum 130 Harbour Dr., Summerside (902) 888-8373 17 TOUR OUR ATTRACTIONS 33 Summer St., Summerside (902) 432-1297 360 Green Park Rd., Port Hill (902) 831-7947 124 Water St., Summerside (902) 888-2787 12 Gallery 33 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3920 19 Mill River Golf Course 13 Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House 14 Harbourfront Theatre 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-2991 20 North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre 21 PEI Shellfish Museum 22 Quagmire Bike Park 9560 Route 11, Mont-Carmel (902) 854-2208 286 Fitzroy St., Summerside (902) 432-1298 or (902) 432-1332 17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond (902) 854-3063 5 Maris Stella Ave., Summerside (902) 888-1681 38016 Western Rd, Woodstock (902) 859-3915 15 Historical Our Lady of Mont-Carmel Church 144 Bideford Rd., Route 166, Ellerslie (902) 831-3225 Wellington 16 International Fox Museum and Hall of Fame 17 Island Traditions Store 18 La Belle-Alliance 20 31 25 24 19 32 12 14 16 18 26 28 29 30 33 37 38 21 13 17 35 34 22 27 15 23 19 Mill River Fun Park 36 northcapedrive.com 18 599 MacEwen Rd., Summerside (902) 432-1234 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-4520 23 Rotary Friendship Park 103 School St., Tignish (902) 882-7363 31 Tignish Cultural Centre 32 Trout River Nature Trail 33 Two Fish Bike Co. 24 Sea Rescue Interpretive Centre 25 St. Felix Golf Course 36927 Route 2, Coleman (902) 859-1552 / (902) 856-2598 368 Water St., Summerside (902) 303-4362 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 Route 11, Egmont Bay 1020 Greenmount Rd., St. Felix, Tignish (902) 882-2328 / (902) 856-2402 Summerside (902) 432-1297 26 Summerside Heritage Murals 27 The Bottle Houses 34 Village musical acadien 6891 Route 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2987 35 War Veterans Memorial Park 36 West Point Lighthouse Museum 619 Water St. East, Summerside (877) BAG-PIPE 205 Prince St., Summerside (902) 432-1297 28 The College of Piping & Celtic Performing Arts of Canada 29 The Lefurgey Cultural Centre 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd. West Point (902) 859-3605 75 Spring St., Summerside (902) 432-1297 85 Spring St., Summerside (902) 432-1332 37 Wyatt Heritage Properties 38 Wyatt Historic House Museum 75 Spring St., Summerside (902) 432-1332 30 The MacNaught History Centre and Archives 19 TOUR OUR EXPERIENCES E ndure a Highland Storm. Feed the Giants. Bike the Quagmire. Be a Second Man, or as we say, a Cork for a day. Are you sure you’re up to experiencing the North Cape Coastal Drive? Of course you are. It’s all safe and in fun, from stem to stern and back again. Experience the truly genuine and authentic side of Prince Edward Island! 1 Acadian Culinary Bootcamp 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-7943 2 Bay Cruises with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 3 Canadian Musical Treasures Experience 4 Ceilidhs at St. Mark’s Hall 3 5 7 11 2 6 9 10 206 Maple St., Tignish (902) 882-2491 4 8091 Route 14, Burton (902) 859-3211 12 northcapedrive.com 20 1 13 14 8 175 Judes Point Rd., Tignish (902) 206-3781 5 Coastal Tours with Waypoint ‘04 Deep Sea Fishing and Marine Adventures 6 Deep Sea Fishing with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 7 Feeding the Giants with Waypoint ’04 Deep Sea Fishing and Marine Adventures 8 Highland Storm 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-7943 10 Lighthouse Beach Picnic with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 11 Mackerel Fishing – Waypoint ’04 Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 12 Metal Magic – Malpeque Fine Iron Products 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-7943 175 Judes Point Rd., Tignish (902) 206-3781 175 Judes Point Rd., Tignish (902) 206-3781 1209 Barbara Weit Rd. Lower New Annan (902) 436-5006 619 Water St. East, Summerside (877) BAG-PIPE 457 Church St., Alberton (902) 853-4048 9 Historical Vignettes at the Alberton Museum 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 13 Oyster Madness at the Village musical acadien 14 Personalized Tour of The Bottle Houses 6891 Route 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2987 21 TOUR OUR EXPERIENCES 103 School St., Tignish (902) 882-2896 15 SeaSplash Soap Making – Tignish Treasures 16 Second Man / Cork Adventure with Waypoint ‘04 Deep Sea Fishing and Marine Adventures 17 Shuck Like A Local at The Catch Bar & Grill 18 Shuck Like A Local at The Landing Oyster House & Pub Summerside (902) 432-1297 21 Summerside Walking Tour 175 Judes Point Rd., Tignish (902) 206-3781 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 22 The Acadian Experience of Prince Edward Island 23 The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom at the Harbourfront Theatre 159 Cedar Dunes Rd., West Point (902) 859-3541 124 Harbour Dr., Summerside (902) 888-2787 1327 Port Hill Station Rd., Tyne Valley (902) 831-2992 15 16 26 24 25 1 Dewar Ln., O’Leary (902) 859-2039 19 Spuds, Fudge and Tales Farm Tours – Canadian Potato Museum 19 20 20 St. Luke’s Hall Kitchen Party 17 northcapedrive.com Route 142, O’Leary Corner (902) 853-4325 28 18 22 27 21 23 22 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-7943 24 Tuna Feeding Frenzy with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 25 Tuna Hook & Release with Matthews Deep Sea Fishing & Marine Adventures 175 Judes Point Rd., Tignish (902) 206-3781 26 Tuna Hook & Release with Waypoint ‘04 Deep Sea Fishing and Marine Adventures 27 V’nez Veiller supper-theatre 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-7943 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 Lot 14, 17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond (902) 854-3063 Shop e onlin e m i t y n a 28 Weaving with Wood - Island Traditions Store Tignish Treasures Gift Shop Featuring the SeaSplash bath & body products made on site with PEI Irish Moss. Soap Making Experience Available - Monday-Friday pre-booking required. 882-2896 www.tignishtreasures.ca Located on Maple St. across from St. Simon & St. Jude Church - Open Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 23 The Town of Alberton Welcomes You Welcome to the Town of Alberton, the heart of West Prince. Alberton is a central location from which to explore West Prince. It offers excellent shopping, restaurants serving everything from French Cuisine to local specialties and friendly people ready to tell you where to find the best beaches or the most striking views. Visit the Alberton Museum and Genealogy Centre, take a walking tour to learn about the townâ€™s history through a series of murals on buildings throughout the town centre. See a number of heritage buildings on town streets or relax at the gazebo by the town pond. Hope to see you soon. Mayor Mike Murphy www.townofalberton.ca Summersideâ€™s Waterfront Marketplace A must visit for shopping, dining on the deck, island art, antiques, beachwear, clothing, gifts, souvenirs, live local entertainment and more. Shops open DAILY June - September www.spinnakerslanding.com Rodd Mill River Resort Looking for an activity filled resort for your nextt vacation? Call Rodd Mill River Resort today to start planning! The Resort features a wide selection tion of family, golf and spa packages starting at just $79 per person. For those already travelling through the region, Rodd Mill River offers plenty of activity for your North Cape Coastal Drive experience. ique rodd spa bout hernewood dining room mill river aq uaplex Relax and unwind at Rodd Spa Boutique at Mill River and enhance your sense of well-being with professional Spa services using the Aveda product line. Join us at The Hernewood Dining Room and enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the 18th green of the Mill River golf course. Seafood is our specialty! Stop by the Mill River Aquaplex and enjoy the large indoor saltwater pool, waterslide, whirlpool, sauna, squash courts and fitness centre. Day passes are available. For more information or reservations, please call 1.902.859.3555 Woodstock, Prince Edward Island www.roddmillriver.com 1.800.565.RODD (7633) We have it all Winding tree lin lined fairways, well bunkered el es and greens, subtle elevation changes a streams. Rare is the numerous lakes and c ure and the golf course that celebrates nature se he splendor ever-changing seasons with the er here. and intensity you will encounter “Plan your ne next vacation around it!” - Golf Digest’s s Places To Play FEATURING • 18-holes • Practice Tee • Executive 3-Holes *Conditions apply • Power Carts • Golf Shop • Tournaments • Unlimited Golf* • Juniors Play Free* 75 min. from Charlottetown and 35 min. from Summerside. Mill River… your best vacation value on Prince Edward Island! www.peisfinestgolf.com 1.800.235.8909 TOUR OUR SHOPS W here there are stories and traditions, there are one-of-a-kind takeaways you wonâ€™t find anyplace else. The North Cape Coastal Drive selection includes everything from savoury sea soaps, to fine textiles and crafts, to Celtic, Acadian and Aboriginal artwork. What you save on reasonably priced cuisine and accommodations, you can splurge on tangible memories you can take or send home and keep forever. 1 Abram-Village Handcraft Co-op 2 Antrim Sisters Flowers & Gifts 17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond (902) 854-3063 2181 Cannontown Rd., Abram-Village (902) 854-2096 217 Phillip St., Tignish (902) 882-4050 6 Island Traditions Store 10 18 2 4 7 8 13 14 5 6 19 1 15 1 Dewar Ln., Oâ€™Leary 800-565-3457 / (902) 859-2039 619 Water St. East, Summerside (877) BAG-PIPE 3 Canadian Potato Museum Gift Shop 4 College of Piping Gift Shop 12 9 11 17 20 3 4 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island (902) 831-2653 5 Indian Art & Craft of North America 16 28 northcapedrive.com 231 Read Dr, Wilmot, Summerside (902) 436-1900 1209 Barbara Weit Rd. Lower New Annan, (902) 436-5006 7 Kool Breeze Farms 136 Harbour Rd., West Point (902) 859-3742 536 Main St., O’Leary (902) 859-1888 16 The Point Craft Shop 17 The Quilt Gallery 8 Malpeque Fine Iron Products 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (800) 235-8909 / (902) 859-3920 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-2991 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 482 Main St., Alberton (902) 853-2210 150 Harbour Dr., Summerside (902) 436-6692 454 Granville St., Summerside (902) 436-3600 6891 Route 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2987 / (902) 854-2245 9 Mill River Provincial Golf Course Pro Shop 10 North Cape Gift Shop 103 School St., Tignish (902) 882-2896 18 Tignish Treasures Gift Shop 19 Wellington Service Station Ltd. 20 Wind Mill Crafts 85 Sunset Dr., Wellington (902) 854-2629 11 Rodd Mill River Resort Gift Shop 12 Saunders’ Variety 37580 Western Rd., Woodstock (902) 853-2807 13 Shops of Spinnakers’ Landing 14 Source for Sports 15 The Bottle Houses Gift Shop 29 www.islandtraditionsstore.com Demonstrations Workshops Interpretive center Gift shop 17 Sunnyside Road, Richmond Open may-November Indian Art & Craft of North America Providing quality Aboriginal craft since 1972. Featuring Traditional and Non-traditional Native Art & Craft. Open daily mid-May to mid-October. 4 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island (902) 831-2653 Toll free 1-877-995-3131 www.indianartpei.com We invite you to visit our craftshop where you can also take part in our experience called “Bunny Wool Art” ABRAM-VILLAGE by appointment only. HANDCRAFT CO-OP IVE D’A RT RAT PÉ From Route 124 to Route 165 • Civic address 2181 Cannontown Road Located 27 Kms West of Summerside H LA C OO Abram-Village Î.-P.-É. / PEI (902) 854-2096 Open from mid-June to end of September Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Quilts • Knitted Crafts • Weaving • Hooked rugs • Acadian cotton shirts • Embroidery • Pottery, wood crafts, and other souvenirs AT AN IS TOUR OUR KITCHENS W hether your preference is for oysters, lobster, mussels, fresh fish, Island potatoes, Acadian fare or something as seemingly far-fetched as the Canadian Potato Museum’s delicious seaweed pie, the kitchens of the North Cape Coastal Drive deliver fresh local culinary tastes in abundance. 1 Anson’s Restaurant 2 Brothers 2 6 Deckhouse Pub 12 Redwood Ave., Slemon Park (902) 432-1774 618 Water St., Summerside (902) 436-9654 1 Dewar Ln., O’Leary (902) 859-2039 150 Harbour Dr., Spinnakers Landing, Summerside (902) 436-0660 19 20 4 11 14 9 5 10 16 1 7 3 Canadian Potato Museum 4 Café Chez Cartier 411 Church St., Alberton (902) 231-2233 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 2 6 8 9 12 13 17 18 5 Club on the Green Lounge 3 15 32 northcapedrive.com 1745 Route 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 511 Notre Dame St., Summerside (902) 436-5551 325 Water St., Summerside & 2238 O’Halloran Rd., Bloomfield (902) 436-3030 / (902) 853-3030 7 Expo-Festival Centre 8 Five Eleven West 480 Main St., Alberton (902) 853-0000 14 The Albert and Crown Pub & Eatery 15 The Catch Bar & Grill 9 Greco Pizza/Captain Sub/Frozu 159 Cedar Dunes Rd., West Point (902)859-3541 1327 Port Hill Station Rd. Tyne Valley (902) 831-2992 16 The Landing Oyster House & Pub 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 296 Route 152, Northport (902) 853-4905 4 Queen St., Summerside (902) 724-2300 10 Hernewood Dining Room 11 Northport Pier Restaurant 12 Samuel’s Coffee House 311 Market St., Summerside (902) 436-2157 311 Market St., Summerside (902) 436-7000 17 The Linkletter Restaurant 18 The Olde Tap Room 110 Water St., Summerside (902) 436-2153 13 Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club Inc. 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-3535 19 Wind & Reef Restaurant 276 Phillips St., Tignish (902) 882-5670 20 Cousin’s Restaurant & Gunner’s Pub 33 Proof shown at 100% Summersideâ€™s Premier Waterfront Hotel Featuring 79 guest rooms, tavern, dining room, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room and bicycle rentals. Conference Centre is ideal for meetings and large social gatherings. Rates starting at $99. lakeviewhotels.com 1-877-355-3500 roof as shown and authorize final production. anges indicated and proceed with final production. anges indicated and provide a revised proof for review. Signature __________________________________ _________ ature of final approval inDicates acceptance sponsibility for any errors in this proof 34 northcapedrive.com 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference which paved the way to Canadian Confederation. Featuring: • Canada Day 2014 • PEI 2014 Celebration Zone • Founders Week • PEI 2014 Finale www.pei2014.ca 35 TOUR OUR FESTIVALS I f it comes from the land or from the sea, chances are it’s also the name of a North Cape Coastal Drive festival or event, from the O’Leary Potato Blossom Festival to the Acadian Clammin N’ Jammin Festival to the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. For the very latest in what’s going on from Summerside to to the tip of the drive at North Cape, check out www.northcapedrive.com. Activities at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall Variety show every Sunday night from July 6th to August 24th at 7 p.m. featuring local and other Island artists. Fifth annual Grand Ruisseau Song Festival on September 26-28, featuring entertainment by local and invited artists, workshops and more. The hall is located at 5786 Route 11, across from the Mont-Carmel Church. JUNE June 24-30 – 34rd Annual Tignish Irish Moss Festival A fun-filled family week for locals and visitors alike! Irish Moss Pageant, horsepull competition, parade, dance, tractor lawnmower races, children’s activities, community-wide yard sale, lobster suppers and Canada Day celebrations. T: (902) 854-3417 or (902) 854-2862 email@example.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ FestivaldelachansonGrandRuisseau www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com T: (902) 882-2476 • F: (902) 882-2414 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tignish.com Box 57, Tignish, C0B 2B0 38 northcapedrive.com June 27-July 1 – 8th Annual Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival Canada’s original five-day motorcycle festival will be headquartered in Summerside but will expose participants to all the scenic splendor of the North Cape Coastal Drive. Motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to attend from all across North America to enjoy live entertainment, vendor displays, guided tours and Canada Day celebrations. You don’t have to be a biker to enjoy the event! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! For more information visit our website: www.atlanticade.ca or contact us at email@example.com July 12 – Lobster on the Wharf Tignish Style! Join us down at the Royal Star Wharf for the Second Annual Lobster on the Wharf – Tignish Style! The event will start at 2 pm with tours of the facility and many fun seafood-related contests. There will be a seafood chowder competition, lobster races, Fishermen’s Challenge, sand castle building lessons, a big “Tasting Tent” full of local offerings and special treats, a lobster dinner and awards presentation, a refreshing outdoor dance under the stars presented by a great local band and much more. For ticket ordering info, more activity details and a schedule, visit LobsterOnTheWharf.ca or call Anne at (902) 882-2230! JULY July 11 – Kids Day at Mill River Provincial Park Come and join our PEI Provincial Park program staff in a fun-filled day of games and activities, including face painting, magic shows, water games and more! Barbecue lunch will be provided. For more information, call (902) 859-8790. July 11-13 – 14th Annual Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival, Abram-Village Exhibition Grounds (Route 124). Maritime, Ontario and US performers. Open mic, workshops and 39 TOUR OUR FESTIVALS jamming sessions. RV serviced lots and rough camping. Special PEI 2014 activity. For more information: fun festival will offer a week of activities and entertainment that include a new and improved parade on Monday, July 14th, fireworks, entertainment and activities under the big tent on Green Shores and on Water Street and harness racing all week long, culminating with the Governor’s Plate event July 19th. A Summer Fun Kids Zone, sandcastle building, special lobster menu items at Summerside and area restaurants and introducing “Chautauqua” & “DiverseCity”, diverse entertainment and a multicultural festival this year in partnership with Culture Summerside and PEI Association of Newcomers to Canada. This is a week-long community event in Summerside and the Island’s premier annual event featuring the LOBSTER and is not to be missed. Come on home! Call: (902) 432-1279, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. pe.ca, www.summersidelobsterfest.com T: (902) 854-2324 email@example.com www.evangelinebluegrassfestival.ca July 14-21 – PEI Potato Blossom Festival Come and join in on the fun at the 46th Annual Potato Blossom Festival! Miss PEI Potato Blossom Pageant, awards banquet, antique car show and shine, children’s day, parade, gospel concert, harness racing, horse-pulls, fun run, fireworks and entertainment. T: (902) 726-3300 (June & July) or (902) 859-3457 (Year round) firstname.lastname@example.org O’Leary July 14-19 – Summerside Lobster Festival: Small City. Big Festival Steeped in tradition, the Summerside Lobster Festival is in its 59th year of celebrating the community, its culture and history with the lobster. This family July 26-28 – Prince County Exhibition Youth and adult strongman competition, Fit Chick competition, Miss Alberton Contest, adult singing competition, 40 northcapedrive.com judging of livestock, flowers, crafts, food, 4-H projects, youth talent competition, parade, horse pull, midway, horse races. Sponsored by Summerside Chrysler Dodge. AUGUST August 9 – Family Day at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park Take the whole family to Jacques Cartier Provincial Park for Family Day. PEI Provincial Park program staff will be on hand to host a fun-filled day of games and activities including face painting, beach volleyball and much, much more. For more information, call (902) 859-8790. T: (902) 853-3013 • F: (902) 853-3552 Kayla Sellick at email@example.com www.peiae.ca Alberton, Kayla Sellick, Box 169, Alberton, C0B 1B0 July 26-August 3 – 50th Tyne Valley Oyster Festival Come and enjoy one of PEI’s most exciting events with the National Oyster Shucking Competition, where the best shuckers in the country to come to compete. This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary by featuring the best oysters in the world and the best music in Canada with our new event, The Rock The Boat MusicFest. Featuring PEI musicians Gordie MacKeeman And His Rhythm Boys, Meaghan Blanchard, and top Canadian artists, Jimmy Rankin, Alan Doyle and Blue Rodeo. For more information and a full schedule go to tynevalleyoysterfestival.com August 15-17 – West Prince Red Clay Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival Featuring bluegrass and old-time music with bands from the Maritimes, Ontario and USA. Gates open Wednesday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Open mic, youth showcase, workshops and a Sunday gospel show. Lots of jamming. Event located on 171 Chiasson Road, Tignish, PE. For more information visit our website: www.redclaybluegrass.com. 41 TOUR OUR FESTIVALS August 17 – 37th Annual Blueberry Social, 1:30-4:30 This is a joint venture between the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and the Ellerslie 4-H community group. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon on the grounds of a Victorian shipbuilder’s home while indulging in delicious homemade blueberry pie, cake and ice cream! Enjoy local entertainment, games and activities for all ages. Feel free to participate in our 3rd annual blueberry pie-eating contest! Located at 360 Green Park Rd., Port Hill. Phone (902) 831-7947. new ones! We end the day with the Rosary at 6:00 p.m. See you there! Check out our website: stsimonandstjudeparish.webs.com Augugst 28-31 – L’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien A grand feast of Acadian food and lobster on Friday, lively Acadian-style entertainment, judging of dairy cattle, horses, poultry and rabbits, horse pulling contest and other competitions, handicrafts, culinary and craft demonstrations, lobster suppers, talent competitions, original parade, games and contests, fiddling and step dancing, evening dances with great music during Friday’s Djâble dans l’corps and Saturday’s Évangéline et Gabriel Dance, and lots more! Come enjoy yourself! RV camping on site. August 24 – St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Picnic This is a traditional parish picnic at its best! After the 11 a.m. Mass, enjoy fantastic local entertainment, lobster and turkey suppers, games for the young and young at heart, canteen service, children’s activities, bingo, 50/50, lotteries, and much more. A great time for locals and visitors alike; meet old friends and make T: (902) 854-3517 • F: (902) 854-3533 firstname.lastname@example.org www.expositionfestival.com 42 northcapedrive.com SEPTEMBER Early September Lobster Party on the Beach (Checkout www.fallflavours.ca for more dates and more info) Lobster, lobster and more lobster! As one of the premier events of the Fall Flavours Festival, the Lobster Party on the Beach will put you on culinary and sensory overload. Celebrity chef, incredible lobster dishes, sand, surf and great music all shared with fellow foodies. This must-attend North Cape event takes place at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park. We go rain or shine, but don’t worry our beachside tent makes for a protected, inviting and cozy venue. For more information see the Fall Flavours web site at www.fallflavours.ca blues music and Island-inspired drinks. Dessert is also included. An evening that promises to be a “CUT” above the rest! 7-10 p.m. at Eastlink Arena, Credit Union Place. For details: www.visitsummerside.com September 20 – Kegs, Corks & Oysters Join Tourism Summerside in a celebration of beer, wine and PEI Malpeque oysters at the Fall Flavours Culinary Event “Kegs, Corks & Oysters.” Local chefs will delight guests with incredible oyster creations while fine wine and premium beer purveyors offer product samples. Dare to pair for taste sensations beyond belief…welcome to The Canadian Oyster Coast. 7-10 p.m. at Eastlink Arena, Credit Union Place. For details: www.visitsummerside.com September 19 – Beef n’ Blues Join Tourism Summerside as it hosts the Fall Flavours Signature Event “Beef n’ Blues.” Savour 12 Atlantic Signature Beef culinary creations prepared by our celebrity chef and local chefs. Each dish features magnificent fall colours and flavours, and is served up with groovy September 20-21 – “Clammin N’ Jammin” Festival At Centre Expo-Festival in Abram-Village – you will discover Prince Edward Island’s famous seafood and the Island’s Acadian culture in a unique two-day Acadian 43 TOUR OUR FESTIVALS experience centered on a combination of a culinary competition, tasting stations and down-home Acadian entertainment. Saturday starts at 6:30 p.m. with sampling of traditional Acadian and seafood dishes including fresh oysters, mussels, bar clams, apple pie, fish cakes, galettes blanches, pastries, homemade ice cream, meat pies, râpure, fricot, fish chowder, salt cod and a host of other regional dishes. Sunday morning’s brunch will feature authentic and delicious culinary delights while well-known Acadian performers kick up their heels. T: 1-888-954-3409 OCTOBER October 10-12, Fifth Annual Evangeline Country Festival Expo-Festival Center, Abram-Village (Route 124) Fifth annual festival with country music at its best. Pub Country Night, Legends of Country Music Show, line-dancing, Cowboy Brunch and more. Dress in cowboy/cowgirl outfits and party in a country and western atmosphere. For more information: www.regionevangeline.com September 26-28 – Fifth Annual Grand Ruisseau Song Festival Featuring entertainment by local and invited artists, workshops and more at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall. The hall is located at 5786 Route 11, across from the Mont-Carmel Church. T: (902) 854-2862 T: (902) 854-3300 email@example.com www.centreexpofestival.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.cooperativeculturelledemontcarmel.com or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook. com/FestivaldelachansonGrandRuisseau 44 northcapedrive.com CELEBRATE THE COAST &WIN! #tourtastecelebrate14 Ongoing Prizes! Check it out at: northcapedrive.com 45 TOUR OUR ACCOMMODATIONS S leep in a real lighthouse, camp seaside by a historic site, bring your clubs to our prized golf resort or cozy into a heritage inn. Sweet dreams! 7 Driftwood Beach Houses 253 Matthews Ln., Alberton (902) 853-2518 82 Stolen Rd., Alberton (902) 853-3193 1 Briarwood Inn, Cottages & Lodge 2 Camp Kildare 12 Driftwood Country Ln. Anglo Tignish (902) 882-2617 3081 North Bedeque, Summerside (902) 436-5564 311 Market St., Summerside (800) 565-7829 / (902) 436-2157 265 Cedar Dunes Park Rd. West Point (902) 859-8785 3 Canadaâ€™s Best Value Inn & Suites 4 Causeway Bay Hotel 12 7 13 14 2 1 10 9 5 6 northcapedrive.com 5 Cedar Dunes Provincial Park 2629 MacIsaac Rd., St-Chrysostome (902) 854-2189 6 Chalets de la Grande Basse 8 15 3 4 11 46 4462 Bayside, Route 12, Grand River (902) 854-2683 364 Green Park Rd., Port Hill (877) 445-4938 / (902) 831-2021 8 Grand River Farm Cottages 9 Green Park Campground 42 Doyle Rd., Tignish (902) 882-3554 12 Islandâ€™s End Motel 13 Jacques Cartier Provincial Park 14 La Petite France B&B 15 Linkletter Provincial Park 16448 Route 12, Kildare Capes (902) 853-8632 441 Church St., Alberton (902) 853-3975 694 Bideford Rd., Bideford (902) 831-2817 10 Hilltop Acres B&B and Guest House 11 Island Home Bed and Breakfast 44 Spring St., Summerside (888) 983-4770 / (902) 436-7559 437 Linkletter Rd., Linkletter (902) 888-8366 47 TOUR OUR ACCOMMODATIONS 195 Harbour Dr., Summerside (877) 355-3500 / (902) 436-3333 3 Mill River Resort Rd, Woodstock (902) 859-8786 6 Water St. East, Summerside (902)436-2520 16 Loyalist Lakeview Resort 11857 Highway 14, Ebbsfleet (902) 882-4340 98 Summer St., Summerside (902) 620-4993 500 Read Dr., Summerside (902) 436-3865 24 Stella Maris Cottages 17 Mill River Provincial Park 18 Mulberry Motel 25 Summerside Inn B & B 26 Summerside Motel 325 Church St., Tignish (866) 710-2667 / (902) 882-2667 298 Route 152, Alberton (902) 853-4900 19 Murphyâ€™s Tourist Home and Cottages 20 Northport Pier Inn 618 Water St. East, Summerside (800) 265-5551 / (902) 436-2295 21 Quality Inn & Suites Summerside 22 Rodd Mill River Resort 23 Slemon Park Hotel 24 19 27 16 18 21 25 26 28 20 17 22 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 12 Redwood Ave., Slemon Park (877) 782-9734 / (902) 432-1780 29 30 48 23 northcapedrive.com 206 Maple St., Tignish (902) 882-2491 27 Tignish Heritage Inn & Gardens 28 Warn House B&B 364 Cedar Dunes Park Rd. West Point (902) 859-3605 30 West Point Lighthouse Inn 330 Central St., Summerside (902) 436-5242 159 Cedar Dunes Park Rd. West Point (902) 859-3605 29 West Point Harbourside Centre Suite In Historic Bideford, PEI, 694 Bideford Road Route 166, on the North Cape Coastal Drive (902) 831-2817 BED & BREAKFAST and GUEST HOUSE Janice & Wayne Trowsdale Tignish Heritage& Gardens Inn Phone: (902) 882-2491 Fax: (902) 882-2500 Toll Free: 1-877-882-2491 17 guest rooms all with private bath. Honeymoon suite. 49 Summerside & Cottages Affordable, comfortable rooms, kitchenettes, air conditioning and adjoining rooms available. 5 minutes from downtown, boardwalk & beach Open Year Round 1-800-386-6734 902-436-3865 500 Read Drive, Summerside email@example.com www.summersidemotel.com Briarwood Inn, Cottages & Lodge We have something for everyone! OPEN YEAR ROUND 253 Matthews Lane, Alberton www.briarwood.pe.ca 1-888-272-2246 North CAPE www.northcape.ca Longest natural rock reef in North America North Cape Lighthouse Wind and Reef Restaurant North Cape Coastal Drive Wind Energy Interpretive Centre Wind Energy Institute of Canada North Cape Gift Shop And ask about our new experiences!