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Tour the Coast

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he North Cape Coastal Drive is a smorgasbord of classic Island scenery, Acadian, Celtic and Aboriginal culture, small-hall to largescale entertainment and classic Island delicacies, featuring of course, worldfamous oysters which have earned us the nickname The Canadian Oyster Coast. Life along the drive is very sea-centric, evoked in dozens of place names, attractions and community festivals. This is the Island coast you can be up close and personal with: red-clay roads that lead to secret coves; boats adorned with locally-imagined names like Water Tight Alibi; the City of Summerside’s expansive Baywalk Coastal Trail; and people who share with their ancestors a CLICK & EXPLORE love for the sea and a deep appreciation for the richness it brings to their lives. @northcapedrive

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to the North Cape Coastal Drive Communities...............................................................................................4 Endless Photo Ops.......................................................................................7 Coast & Beaches........................................................................................10 Stay With Us..............................................................................................12 Habours.....................................................................................................17 Here’s What’s Happening...........................................................................20 Regional Map.............................................................................................26 Taste the Coast...........................................................................................28 One-of-A-Kind Experiences.......................................................................30 Shop With Us............................................................................................32 Stories, Museums and Interpretations......................................................... 34 Outdoor Adventures...................................................................................38 Local Oyster Recipes..................................................................................42 Friendly Faces.............................................................................................45 The Tradition of Boat Names.....................................................................48 How to Shuck Oysters...............................................................................49 Steaming Lobsters......................................................................................50 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 Island photographers: Boily Photo, Barrett & MacKay Photography, Prevail Creative, Kevin Molyneaux, Holiday Island Productions, Lionel Stevenson, PEI Aquaculture Alliance and Susan Topping.

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e invite you to begin with a visit to the city, towns and communities which form a necklace around the drive. Keep to the coast to enjoy a seaside scenic experience that is unparalleled on P.E.I.! CLOCKWISE & COUNTER-CLOCKWISE Although we’d like you to throw your watch away while touring with us, we do have some timely advice: you can embark on the drive whichever way you like – clockwise or counter-clockwise. It’s equally enjoyable either way! Summerside: City gateway to the North

Abram-Village: Acadian festivals and

Linkletter: Home of Linkletter Provincial Park on the Bedeque Bay.

Baie-Egmont: Visit the Acadian and Canadian soldiers’ war memorial park.

Miscouche: Home of the Acadian flag and the Acadian Museum.

St-Chrysostome: Stroll miles of sandbars

St-Nicholas: Gateway to La Région Évangéline, the Island’s largest concentration of Acadians.

Richmond: Join the basket weavers at

Wellington: The centre of commercial

Center and monument to fallen pilot trainees at the former Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) training station.

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activity of La Région Évangéline.

Mont-Carmel: The landmark 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.


entertainment at Centre Expo-Festival.

during low tides.

Island Traditions Store.

Mount Pleasant: Visitor Information

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.

Bloomfield: Home of MacAusland’s, the Island’s famous woollen mill.

Northport: Read stories of local heroes

Miminegash: Home of the Irish Moss Interpretive Centre and Seaweed Pie Café.

Cascumpec: Aboriginal word meaning ‘bold, sandy shore’.

Skinners Pond: Boyhood home of

Milligan’s Wharf: Home to one of the

Seacow Pond: Named for the walrus which once inhabited the inlet in centuries past.

Lennox Island: Home to PEI’s largest Mi’kmaq community and location of the oldest, aboriginal owned craft shop in Atlantic Canada.

Canadian recording artist Stompin’ Tom Connors.

North Cape: Longest Natural Rock Reef

at the historic Sea Rescue station.

many excellent fish & chip take-outs that dot our coastal drive.

in North America, home of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada and Wind Energy Interpretive Centre.

Bideford: Where author Lucy Maud Montgomery first taught school and home to the PEI Shellfish Museum.

Judes Point: Home of the largest inshore fleet of fishing vessels in Atlantic Canada.

Tyne Valley: Home of the annual Tyne Valley Oyster Festival and Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship.

Tignish Shore: Check out the pristine beach and boardwalk at Fisherman’s Haven Day Park.

Port Hill: Location of the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House.

Tignish: A seafaring community founded in the late 1700s, a place where seaweed soaps, colourful quilts and fresh bread are still made by hand every day.

Birch Hill: Has an Alpaca farm where visitors are always welcome.

Kildare: Kildare Anglican Church

ake one of your favourites!

has monument to sailors lost in the Yankee Gale.

Alberton: Alberton Museum &


Genealogy Centre contains various artifacts and highlights farming, fishing, and the fox fur industry. North Cape Coastal Drive




Endless Photo Ops


ut yourself in the picture. Imagining your North Cape Coastal Drive journey is half the fun of being here!

1 Abram-Village Cut-outs Evangeline and Gabriel at Abram-Village Handcraft Co-op.

12 North Cape Longest natural rock reef in North America and North Cape Lighthouse.

2 Birch Hill Photographs of Alpacas at Green Gable Alpacas. 3 Cap-Egmont The Bottle Houses.

13 Northport Breathtaking view of Northport Harbour and the Cascumpec Lighthouse.

4 Cap-Egmont Cove Cap-Egmont Lighthouse. 5 Grand River Vistas overlooking the Grand River. 6 Judes Point (Tignish Run) Home of the largest inshore fleet of fishing vessels in Atlantic Canada.

14 O’Leary Giant sculptured potato at the Canadian Potato Museum. 15 Port Hill Various characters in period costumes at Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House. 12

7 Kildare Various coastal vistas.


8 Lauretta World’s largest hand-held egg beater at Back Road Folkart. 9 Milligan’s Wharf Numerous harbour and scenic vistas. 10 Miscouche Acadian Museum carvings on Acadian life.


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Endless Photo Ops 16 Richmond Giant basket at the Island Traditions Store Home of the Basket Weavers. 17 Seacow Pond Harbour Observation deck overlooking the quaint little harbour. 18 Skinners Pond Miles of red sand beach, dunes and fishing harbour. 19 Slemon Park Air Force Heritage Park. 20 Summerside Various characters in period costumes at the many Wyatt Heritage Properties. 21 Summerside Countless opportunities on the 7 km Baywalk Coastal Trail. 22 Summerside Harness Racing at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.

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23 West Cape Red Cliffs, Gulf of St. Laurence, West Cape Wind Farm. 24 Tignish St. Simon & St. Jude Church - tallest church steeple on Prince Edward Island measuring 85 feet and constructed with locally made red brick. 25 West Point Iconic West Point Lighthouse (Tallest Lighthouse on PEI).



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Coast & Beaches


he North Cape Coastal Drive is filled with incredible shores and beaches. Listed are some of the better known ones, but there are miles of other beautiful beachfront areas. Try one of these or discover your own! Supervised 1 Kildare: Jacques Cartier Provincial Park, Rte 12, 5 km east of Alberton. 2 West Point: Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, Rte 14.

Unsupervised 3 Anglo-Tignish: Founders Lane off Rte 12, no services. 4 Cambellton Beach: Off Rte 14, near Miminegash. 5 Cap-Egmont: Next to fishing wharf and at Moonlight Camping, just off Rte 11, 4.5 km south of AbramVillage.

12 Skinners Pond: Skinners Pond Beach, next to wharf, off Rte 14. 13 St-Chrysostome: Rocky Point Road, Just off Rte 11, no services. 14 Summerside: Green’s Shore West End Beach, Water Street West. 15 Tignish Shore: Fishermen’s Haven Park, Tignish Shore Road, off Rte 12. 16 Union Corner: Union Corner Provincial Park, just off Rte 11. 17 St. Felix: Donahue Beach, Donahue Road off Rte 12.

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6 Linkletter: Linkletter Provincial Park, Rte 11, 8km west of Summerside. 7 Lot 16: Belmont Provincial Park, day use park located on route 123. 8 Maximeville: Shore Road, Rte 11, no services. 9 Miminegash: Miminegash Harbour & Beach, Rte 12. 10 Nail Pond: Nail Pond Shore Road off Rte 14, no services.


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11 Port Hill: Green Park Provincial Park Rte 12, 6km from Tyne Valley.


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Stay With Us


leep in a real lighthouse, cozy up in an inn, B & B, hotel or resort, or camp in seaside splendour!

1 Briarwood Inn, Cottages & Lodge 253 Matthews Lane, Alberton (902) 853-2518 2 Chalets de la Grande Basse 2629 MacIsaac Road, St-Chrysostome (902) 854-2189

10 Quality Inn & Suites –

Garden of the Gulf

618 Water Street East, Summerside (800) 265-5551 11 Rodd Mill River Resort 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555

3 Driftwood Country Cottages 12 Driftwood Country Ln., Anglo Tignish 12 Slemon Park Hotel (902) 882-2617 12 Redwood Avenue, Slemon Park (902) 432-1780 Grand River Farm Cottages 4 4462 Bayside, Rte. 12, Grand River (902) 854-2683

5 Hilltop Acres 694 Bideford Road, Bideford (902) 831-2817 6 Loyalist Lakeview Resort 195 Harbour Drive, Summerside (877) 355-3500 7 Mulberry Motel 6 Water Street East, Summerside (902) 436-2520

13 Stella Maris Cottages 11857 Highway 14, Pleasant View (902) 882-4340 14 Summerside Motel 500 Read Drive, Summerside (902) 436-3865 15 Tignish Heritage Inn & Gardens 206 Maple Street, Tignish (902) 882-2491

16 Warn House B&B 330 Central Street, Summerside (902) 436-5242 8 Murphy’s Tourist Home and Cottages 325 Church Street, Tignish 17 West Point Harbourside Centre Suite (902) 882-2667 159 Cedar Dunes Park Road, West Point (902) 859-3605 9 Northport Pier Inn 298 Rte 152, Northport 18 West Point Lighthouse Inn (902) 853-4520 364 Cedar Dunes Park Road, West Point (902) 859-3605


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

Briarwood Inn, Cottages & Lodge

We have something for everyone! OPEN YEAR ROUND


253 Matthews Lane, Alberton


2&3 bedroom • Ocean Front Toll Free: 1-877-882-2617 Local: 882-2617


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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.

New facilities, same old charm. There’s only one West Point. An unforgettable place where people and the coast live in harmony. Highlights include: • The 4-star West Point Lighthouse Inn • Accommodations in a working lighthouse • Decks with water views • Lighthouse artifacts & displays at The Lighthouse Museum • Housekeeping suite with water view

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• Sandal’s Restaurant featuring local seafood • Beach boardwalk & interpretive trails And then, of course, there’s our pristine supervised beach, The Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, and the West Point Recreational Marina, all waiting for you in one of Canada’s “Don’t Miss” destinations.


i nfo rm at i o n Tel: 902-859-3605 Toll Free: 1-800-764-6854 email:

Overlooking West Point Harbour, the shop features locally handcrafted products such as quilts, knitted and crocheted items, preserves, jewelry, wood crafts, soaps, lotions, paintings and photography. Open daily June to October 136 Harbour Road, West Point, C0B 1V0 Tel: 902-859-3742 North Cape Coastal Drive


Local Recipes


1 ¼ cup of cubed pork 10 lbs potatoes 2 tbsp salt 1 tsp summer savory ¼ cup lard 1 cup peeled and cooked potatoes 1 large onion, finely chopped

In a frying pan put lard and cubed pork , cook until browned. Peel and grate potatoes. Squeeze out excess liquid. Add cooked potatoes, onion, summer savory and salt to taste. Mix cooked pork , undrained, over the mixture and mix. Cook in a greased pan 9” x 13” pan for 20 min at 375°F. Lower heat to 325°F and cook for 2 hours.

Recipe from Centre Expo-Festival




orth Cape Coastal Drive harbours are a cultural phenomena, each a community gathering place that bustles with rumbling boat engines, the sights and sounds of fishing commerce, wharf-side stories and endless predictions about what the weather is going to do! 8

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Greetings and welcome to the City of Summerside, Gateway to the North Cape Coastal Drive. Centrally located on the “Summer Side� of Prince Edward Island, our city offers unique and exciting experiences, rich in history and culture. Our area attractions provide you with everything from outdoor adventures, local historical interpretive attractions, live entertainment and cultural shows, museums, cuisine, shopping, harness racing and golf. Be sure to visit our beautiful Credit Union Place, enjoy our historical walking and mural tours, along with our beautiful waterfront beach and boardwalk. Summerside has something for everyone. Enjoy your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Mayor Basil L. Stewart

The Canadian Oyster Coast



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Here’s What’s Happening


very festival and event on the North Cape Coastal Drive awaits your arrival with open arms!

June 25-July 1, 32nd Annual Tignish Irish Moss Festival

A fun-filled family week for locals and visitors alike! Irish Moss Pageant, horse-pull competition, parade, dance, tractor lawnmower races, children’s activities, community-wide yard sale, lobster suppers, and Canada Day celebrations. Tel: (902) 882-2476 • • Box 57, Tignish, C0B 2B0

June 28-July 2, 6th 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: or contact us at July 6, 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! BBQ lunch will be provided. For more information contact (902) 859-8790.

July 6-15, Summerside Lobster Carnival Presented by Red Shores at Summerside

The laughter of the crowd as a brave soul runs across a string of lobster traps bobbing in the water. A meal of cooked crustaceans in a charming nautical atmosphere. Gleeful children rejoicing as they are greeted by a costumed lobster at a children’s event. Shoulder to shoulder with other equine enthusiasts as they cheer on the contenders in the Governor’s Plate at Red Shores. These are the images that Summerside’s signature event will evoke when you visit this picturesque community in the heart of summer! Tel: (902) 724-4925 •

July 13-15, 12th Annual Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival, Abram-Village Exhibition Grounds (Rte. 124)


Maritime, Ontario and US performers. Open Mic, Workshops and Jamming Sessions. RV serviced lots and rough camping. For more information, contact: (902) 854-2324 or e-mail:

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July 16-22, PEI Potato Blossom Festival

Come and join in on the fun, at the 44th Annual PEI Potato Blossom Festival! Miss PEI Potato Blossom Pageant, awards banquet, farm machinery show, children’s day, parade, Gospel concert, harness racing, horse-pulls, fun run, and entertainment. Tel: (902) 726-3300 (June & July) or (902) 859-3457 (Year round). P.O. Box 434, O’Leary.

July 21, 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 contact (902) 859-8790.

July 27-29, Prince County Exhibition

Youth and Adult Strongman competition, Fit Chick competition, judging of livestock, flowers, crafts, food, 4-H projects, Youth talent competition, parade, horse pull, midway, horse races. Tel: (902) 853-3013/2455 • Fax: (902) 853-3552 • Alberton, Wendy Warren, Box 169, Alberton, C0B 1B0

August 1-5, Tyne Valley Oyster Festival

Enjoy the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship; PEI Grading Championship; Oyster Chowder Competition; Miss Oyster Pearl Pageant; Oyster/Scallop Suppers; Free Oysters; Family Night; Trivia; Kid’s Day; Sulky Racing; Parade; Double Band Dance; Singing Contest; Community Awards; Box Car Derby; Festival Non-Denominational Worship Service. For info contact Gary (902) 831-3294; online

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August 3, Kids Day at the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum

11:00am – 4:00pm. Join the staff of the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum in partnership with the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival for a fun filled afternoon. Held on the grounds of the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum enjoy: face painting, games, storytelling, barbeque lunch, scavenger hunt and much more entertaining events for young people. Located at 360 Green Park Road, Port Hill. Phone (902) 831-7947.

August 3-5, Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree – 25th Anniversary

Abram-Village, Rte 124. Annual festival with traditional and Acadian fiddling, step-dancing and other musical presentations. Invited guests from the Atlantic Coast and local performers from the Island and La Région Évangéline. RV camping on site. Phone (902) 854-3300 •

August 17-19, 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 15 at 1:00 pm. Yard Sale, Open Mike, 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:

August 19, 35th Annual Blueberry Social

This is a joint venture between the Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and the communities of Arlington and Port Hill. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon on the grounds of a Victorian Shipbuilder’s home and enjoy a delightful afternoon of entertainment by Ceilidh Brae. Enjoy delicious homemade blueberry pie or cake, ice cream and a beverage. Located at 360 Green Park Road, Port Hill. Phone (902) 831-7947.

August 26, St Simon and St Jude Parish Picnic

There is nothing quite like an old-fashioned Parish Picnic! Lobster and turkey meals, AUGUST bingo, games for young and young-at-heart, 1 2 3 4 great local entertainment, silent cake auction, 50/50 and so much more! Meet old friends and 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 new, starting with Mass at 11 a.m. and ending 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 with Rosary at 6 p.m. See you there! Tignish. 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31


Aug. 30-Sept. 2, L’Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien de la région Évangéline 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, strength competitions, youth talent contest, original parade, games and contests, fiddling and step dancing, evening dances to great music on Friday’s « D’jâble dans l’corps » and Saturday’s Dance « Évangéline et Gabriel », and lots more! Come enjoy yourself! RV camping on site. Tel.: (902) 854-3517 • Fax: (902) 854-3533 E-mail: • web:

September 7, Beef n’ Blues

Join Tourism Summerside as they host a Fall Flavours Signature Event “Beef n’ Blues.” This event takes place on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 6:30pm to midnight at the Marine Terminal, Summerside Wharf. This venue promises amazing views of the harbour in all directions. The evening features Atlantic Signature Beef dishes inspired by our celebrity chef and an all Island bar. Blues band Bad Habits will entertain with their rockin’ blues sound. Get ready to kick off your shoes and dance! A true celebration of Island products and hospitality.

September 15-16, Applelicious : The Prince Edward Island Apple Festival

Ever since Eve, it’s been all about the apple! Join us Saturday evening for an apple cider and cheese reception followed by an elegant Harvest Supper. Taste what sinful apple delights our Chef is cooking up for a romantic dinner under the big tent set up in the middle of the orchard! On Sunday, bring the kids for a fun filled afternoon including our annual apple pie baking contest, pie eating contest, wagon rides and orchard tours. Arlington Orchards, Orchard Lane, off Rte 167 in Arlington. Further details at S EP T E M B ER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23/30 24 25 26 27 28 29 North Cape Coastal Drive


September 22-23, “Clammin N’ Jammin” Festival A PEI Fall Flavours Signature Event 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 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 a brunch will be served featuring authentic and delicious culinary delights while well-known Acadian performers kick up their heels. Tel: 1-888-954-3409 • web:

September 28-30, Grand Ruisseau Song Festival Third annual festival, featuring local and invited artists. Songwriters’ Circle, entertainment, workshops and more. Events to be held at the Mont-Carmel Parish Hall, located at 5786 Route 11. Email: Telephone (902) 439-7998 or find us on Facebook at:

October 5-7, 3rd Annual Evangeline Country Festival, Expo-Festival Center, Abram-Village (Rte. 124) Third annual festival with country music, local performers and invited guests. Stage Show, Country Music Dance, Line-Dancing, Square-Dancing, Cowboy Brunch and more. Party in a country and western atmosphere. For more information, contact (902) 854-3300 or •





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This is a simplified version of the Official P.E.I. Highway Map designed to highlight the North Cape Coastal Drive. To obtain a fully detailed version of the map showing all provincial roadways, stop at any officially designated visitor information centre while visiting the Island.


Watch for this symbol when you arrive on PEI.

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Taste the Coast


lucked from the sea, tilled from our soil and simmered in our kitchens, the tastes of the North Cape Coastal Drive will help you remember your time with us! 1 Anson’s Restaurant 12 Redwood Ave, Slemon Park (902) 432-1774 2 Canadian Potato Museum 1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary (902) 859-2039 3 Club on the Green Lounge 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 4 Centre Expo-Festival Centre 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 5 Hernewood Dining Room 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555 6 Milligan’s Wharf 1077 Milligan’s Wharf Road, Freeland (902) 831-2627

9 The Albert and Crown

Pub & Eatery

480 Main Street, Alberton (902) 853-0000 10 The Boat Shop Steak &

Sea Food Restaurant

298 Rte 152, Northport (902) 853-4510 11 Tignish Pizza Shack 208 Phillip St., Tignish (902) 882-4400 12 Wind & Reef Restaurant 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-3535

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V’nez Chou Nous THÉATRE ACADIEN Une soirée de plaisir, nourriture et musique acadienne - menu acadien disponible.


A fun-filled night of laughter, food and music Acadian style - Acadian menu available.


please contact (902) 882-0475 email: or visit our website at Oyster s, Acadie & Entertainment


One-Of-A-Kind Experiences 1 Acadian Fabric Memories -

À Point Boutique

597 Cannontown Road, Mont-Carmel (902) 854-4113

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Centre Expo-Festival

1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 3 Postcard Quilts to Make and

Mail – Lillian MacLean

720 Route 139, Glenwood (902) 859-2038 4 SeaSplash Soap Making –

Tignish Treasures

103 School Street, Tignish (902) 882-2896

9 Tip to Tip Lighthouse Certificate North Cape 10 V’nez Chou Nous 119 DeBlois Road, DeBlois (902) 882-0475 Ext 2 11 Weaving with Wood -

Island Traditions Store

17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond (902) 854-3063


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5 Spuds, Fudge and Tales


Farm Tours – Canadian Potato Museum 1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary (902) 859-2039


6 St. Luke’s Hall Kitchen Party O’Leary Corner 7 Supper-theatre V’nez Veiller 1745 Rte 124, Abram-Village (902) 854-3300 8 The Bottle Houses 6891 Rte 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2096





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Local Recipes

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Saunders Variety Ltd.

Main St. Alberton ph 853-2210 • fax 853-3337 Clothing & Footwear for the whole family

“The little shop with the large stock’’



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Shop With Us


hop for the things that come straight from our hands and our hearts!

10 North Cape Gift Shop 21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-2991

2 Abram-Village Handcraft Co-op 2181 Cannontown Road, Abram-Village (902) 854-2987

11 Canadian Potato Museum Gift Shop 1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary (902) 859-2039 12 Rodd Mill River Resort Gift Shop 180 Mill River Resort Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-3555

3 Antrim Sisters Flowers & Gifts 217 Phillip Street, Tignish (902) 882-4050

13 Saunder’s Variety 482 Main St., Alberton (902) 853-2210

4 Gain’s Creek Bear Studio 728 Murray Road, Freeland (902) 831-2297 5 Indian Art & Craft of

14 Shops of Spinnakers’ Landing 150 Harbour Dr., Summerside (902) 436-6692

1 À Point Boutique 597 Cannontown Rd., Mont-Carmel (902) 854-4113

North America

4 Eagle Feather Trail, Lennox Island (902) 831-2653

15 Simply Primitive 38016 Western Rd., Woodstock (902) 859-2110


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Gift Shop

Rte 14, Miminegash (902) 882-4313 7 Island Traditions Store 17 Sunnyside Rd., Richmond (902) 854-3063 8 Malpeque Fine Iron Products 1209 Barbara Weit Road, Lower New Annan (902) 436-5006 9 Mill River Provincial Golf Course

Pro Shop


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Not your typical quilt shop...

16 The Bottle Houses Giftshop 6891 Rte 11, Cap-Egmont (902) 854-2096 17 The Galley Gift Shop 298 Rte 152, Northport (902) 853-4510 18 The Point Craft Shop 136 Harbour Road, West Point (902) 859-3742 19 The Quilt Gallery 536 Main Street, O’Leary (902) 859-1888 20 Tignish Treasures Gift Shop 103 School Street, Tignish (902) 882-2896 21 Wind Mill Crafts 37580 Western Road, Woodstock (902) 853-2593

The Canadian Oyster Coast

One of the largest selection of quilts and fabrics in Eastern Canada

More than 125 locally hand made quilts!

Featuring over 3,500 bolts of current, up to date fabrics from RJR, Moda, Kaufman, Northcott, Hoffman & more... We invite you to join us at: Guardian Drug, Main Street, O’Leary (902) 859-1888 Toll-Free: 1-800-889-2606

Shop hours: Monday - Thursday: 9-5, Friday: 9 - 7 Saturday: 9 - 4:30, Sunday & Holidays: 1- 4


Stories, Museums and Interpretation


very attraction on the North Cape Coastal Drive is an authentic piece of our natural Island heritage and culture!

1 Acadian Museum of P.E.I. 23 Main Drive East, Miscouche (902) 432-2880 2 Alberton Murals Alberton

10 Green Park Shipbuilding Museum

& Yeo House

360 Green Park Rd, Port Hill (902) 831-7944 11 Historical Lady of

3 Alberton Museum &

Genealogy Centre

457 Church Street, Alberton (902) 853-4048 4 Barlow’s Mills Interpretive Centre 9 Mill Road, Wellington (902) 854-2920 5 Bideford Parsonage Museum 784 Bideford Road, Route 166, Ellerslie (902) 831-3133

Mont-Carmel Church

9560 Route 11, Mont-Carmel (902) 854-2208 12 International Fox Museum and

Hall of Fame

33 Spring Street, Summerside (902) 432-1332 13 Irish Moss Interpretive Centre Rte 14, Miminegash (902) 882-4313

6 Bishop Machine Shop 101 Water Street, Summerside (902) 432-1296 7 Canadian Potato Museum 1 Dewar Lane, O’Leary (902) 859-2039 8 Eptek Art & Culture Centre 130 Harbour Drive, Summerside (902) 888-8373





9 Gallery 33 33 Summer Street, Summerside (902) 432-1296

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Stories, Museums and Interpretation (cont’d) 14 North Cape Wind Energy

Interpretive Centre

21817 Route 12, North Cape (902) 882-2991 15 PEI Shellfish Museum Route 166, Ellerslie (902) 831-3225 16 Sea Rescue Interpretive Centre 298 Rte 152, Alberton (902) 853-4520 17 Summerside Heritage Murals Summerside 18 Summerside Walking Tour Summerside

22 War Veterans Memorial Park Route 11, Egmont Bay 23 West Point Lighthouse Museum 364 Cedar Dunes Park Road, West Point (902) 859-3605 24 Wyatt Heritage Properties Summerside (902) 432-1296 25 Wyatt Historic House Museum 85 Spring Street, Summerside (902) 432-1332

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19 The Lefurgey Cultural Centre 205 Prince Street, Summerside (902) 432-1327


20 The MacNaught History Centre

and Archives

75 Spring Street, Summerside (902) 432-1332 21 Tignish Cultural Centre 103 School Street, Tignish (902) 882-7363


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Prince Edward Island

Shellfish Museum Seaweed Pie Cafe & Seaside Crafts

Watch the DVD of how Irish Moss is gathered and prepared for production. Stop in for lunch or dinner at the Licensed Seaweed Pie CafĂŠ (where Seaweed Pie was created). Owned and operated by Women in Support of Fishing. Open from mid-June to late September.

Phone: 882-4313 Miminegash Rte. 14

Island Traditions Store Home of the Basket Weavers

Gift Shop, Museum, Basket Demonstrations & Workshops June - July - August Sept. - Oct. - Nov. Off Season

Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 Monday to Friday 9 to 4 Call: 1-902-882-2247

Sunnyside Rd., Hwy 2 in Richmond Tel: 1-902-854-3063 • Fax: 902-882-2062 Email:

The Canadian Oyster Coast

Discover the fascinating story of the shellfish industry on Prince Edward Island through interpretive displays and colorful, modern exhibits that house many varieties of shellfish.

Large outdoor patio with a beautiful view of the water OPEN MID JUNE - MID SEPtEMbEr Located on Route 166, Ellerslie


Bideford Parsonage Museum Historical Residence of L.M. Montgomery 1894-95, when she taught school in Bideford. Open June - September Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm. Join us for Wednesday Evening with L.M. Montgomery each Wednesday during July & August at 7:30pm. 784 Bideford Road (Rte. 166) North Cape Coastal Drive, Ph (902) 831-3133


Outdoor Adventures


ome play, stroll, hike, bike, golf and fish with us!

1 Baywalk Coastal Trail Summerside 2 Black Marsh Nature Trail 21817 Route 12, North Cape 3 Confederation Trail Island-wide 4 Matthews Deep Sea Fishing

and Ocean Adventures 298 Rte 152, Northport (902) 853-7943

5 Mill River Fun Park 38016 Western Road, Woodstock (902) 859-3915

7 Old Mills Park Outdoor

Fitness Gym Wellington

8 Quagmire Bike Park Wellington 9 Rotary Friendship Park Summerside 10 Trout River Nature Trail Coleman 11 Waypoint 04 Deep Sea Fishing

and Marine Adventures Judes Point Road, Tignish (902) 206-3781

6 Mill River Golf Course 180 Mill River Resort Road, Woodstock (800) 235-8909

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www.northcapedrive.comSUMMERSIDE WATERFRONT

North Cape Coastal Drive


Local Oyster Recipes Oyster Northport (NOTE: APPROX. AMT LISTED IS PER OYSTER)

Oysters 1/2 tsp. Diced Shallots 1/2 tsp. Crushed garlic 1/2 tsp. Melted butter 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice 1 tsp. Bread crumbs 1 tbsp. Mozzarella cheese 1/2 tsp. Parsley

Local Recipes

Shuck oysters and drain. Place on a baking sheet in a bed of course salt. Top oysters with the list of ingredients except parsley. Place under broiler or on BBQ grill for approx 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe from The Boat Shop Steak & Sea Food Restaurant

Local Recipes

Oyster Mill R iver Sty le

4 strips of bacon cut up into piec es In a medium sized sauce pan rend er the 1 tbsp. butter bacon till almost crispy then add in the 1 garlic clove chopped butter, red onion and chopped garlic. Sautee until onion is soft then add 3 cups loosely packed fresh spin in ach the spinach and hot pepper sauc e and 1/2 red onion chopped stir. Carefully add in the sambuc a and 2 oz. Sambuca or other aniseflambÊ. Once the flames have gon e down flavored liqueur add in heavy cream and stir. Let the Hot pepper sauce to taste cream simmer until it becomes thick. Remove from heat and puree mix 1/4 cup of heavy cream (34%) ture in a blender or food processor. Tra 1 Roma tomato small diced nsfer to a mixing bowl and fold in the lobster 1/2 cup chopped fresh lobster and tomato and season with salt and Salt & Pepper to taste pepper. Top each oyster with the mixture abo ut a tsp. for each and then cove 24 fresh Cascumpec Bay oysters, r with parmesan cheese. Bake in a preshucked, bottom shells reserved heated 350° oven till cheese is melted and 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese starting to turn golden brown.

Recipe from Chef Stephen Wilson,


Rodd Mill River Resort

Oyster Apple Soup

Local Recipes (Serves 8 portions)

200 g of mushrooms (sliced) 450 g of onions (sliced) One large (or three smaller) local carrot (peeled/sliced) 2 cloves of garlic (slivered finely) 50 g of butter 3 local apples such as Cortland, MacIntosh, etc. (peeled and sliced) 6 medium-large potatoes (peeled and sliced) White wine or brandy (optional) Pepper, salt 2.5 - 3 litres of water One cube of chicken bouillon (optional) One head of fresh cabbage (or any white/green cabbage) Thyme and green onion 300 ml of whipping cream 16 P.E.I. Oysters (shucked and reserved with their juices) Warm a large soup pot to medium heat, melting the butter until it has foamed and begun to brown. Add mushroom, onion, carrot and garlic to the pot and allow to cook on medium heat until they begin to get translucent and just begin to brown. Salt and pepper to begin the seasoning process. Add a splash of wine or brandy and stir a bit to scrape up any browned bits of onion. Add the water, potatoes, apples and bouillon cube if you are using one. Bring the pot to a rolling boil and cook until the potatoes are fully cooked. Meanwhile, finely slice the cabbage avoiding the core. Add the cabbage and the thyme to the boiling soup, stirring to incorporate. Add the cream and allow to simmer for 5 minutes more, checking the seasoning and adding salt and pepper to your taste. (Remember the salty oysters are still to come!) Finally, add the oysters to the soup and blend it until it is very smooth. Top each serving with some finely sliced green onion and enjoy with good company!


Oyster s, Acadie & Entertainment


Local Recipes

Rustic Apple and Maple Tart 2011 Applelicious Pie Baking Competition Winning Recipe Pastry 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour ½ tsp salt 1 cup lard 1 ½ tsp b. powder

½ tbsp vinegar ½ slight beaten egg, (reserve other half for pastry wash) Very cold water to top to half a cup (see directions)

Combine flour, salt and b powder in a large bowl, stir till well combined. Using a pastry blend, blend in lard until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slightly beat egg in measuring cup, pour off about half and reserve. Mix in vinegar and top up with water to measure half a cup in total and mix well. Pour over flour mixture. With fork blend until the dough holds together. Form the dough into a ball and flatten into a disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour and up to a day. Roll the dough into a 20 inch round disc, approximately 1/8 inch thick. Transfer to pie-plate, leaving a large overhang. (Or make a traditional bottom and top crust.) Filling 2 tbsp. lemon juice ¼ cup ADL unsalted butter 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 cup maple syrup 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 3 tbsp. cornstarch ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg 2 tbsp. cold water ¼ tsp. salt Approximately 3 lbs. Paula Red and Jersey Mac mix, or enough to fill pie shell (Arlington Orchard) Place the butter and maple syrup together in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the cold water, stir to make a paste and add to the maple syrup mixture. Stirring constantly, slowly bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Cool to lukewarm before continuing. Meanwhile place the apples in a large bowl and pour in the lemon juice. Mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sprinkle over the apples and toss until the apples are coated with the mixture. Pour the cooled syrup mixture over the apples and toss well to coat the apples. Preheat oven to 375°F. (190°C). Spoon the apple mixture over into the prepared shell. Fold the overhanging dough over the apples. Pastry Wash Mix the reserved egg and 1 tbsp. of ADL cream or milk in a small bowl. Brush the pastry mix over the dough. (Course white sugar may be sprinkled on dough at this time if desired). Bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is set, approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. If rust browns too quickly, place tin foil loosely over the pie. Prepared by: Sandra Sharpe


Friendly Faces


e invite you to meet a handful of the friendly people who are proud to make this part of Prince Edward Island their home.

Eva Arsenault, Tignish


Karen Hatcher, Execut ive Dire The College of Piping ctor and Kate Ross, Highland Dancer – and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada

ande Basse , Chalets de la Gr Jeannita Bernard

Blair Matthews, Matthews Deep Sea Fishing

Kent Noye, Lesli

e Hardy and So

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Our quilters welcome you with open arms! We invite you to visit our quilting room, our cultural museum and our gift shop.

Abram-Village Î.-P.-É. / PEI (902) 854-2096

From Route 124 to Route 165 • Civic address 2181 Cannontown Road Located 27 Kms West of Summerside

Open from June to September Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Quilts • Knitted Crafts • Weaving • Hooked rugs • Acadian cotton shirts • Embroidery • Pottery, ceramics, wood crafts, and other souvenirs


Simply visit the North Cape Interpretive Centre and the East Point Lighthouse and receive a “Tip-to-Tip” ribbon at one end of PEI and a certificate at the other end. Oyster s, Acadie & Entertainment


The Tradition of Boat Names



very harbour showcases boat names that will captivate and entertain you!

How to Shuck Oysters


yster-shucking is a connoisseur’s art form, an entertaining, conversational show in the hands of the most nimble and dexterous shuckers. World champions you should know, have come from Western Prince Edward Island!

• Hold oyster in the palm of your hand, or hold tightly against a hard surface with the cup or deep side down. • Protect your hand by wearing a heavyduty rubber glove or folded kitchen towel. • Keep the bottom shell level to prevent spilling liquor. • Locate the hinge and insert a knife between the shells by gently working it back and forth. • When the knife is well in, twist back and forth to open. • Slide the knife across the top of the shell to cut the muscle and run under the body of the oyster.

Oyster s, Acadie & Entertainment


Steaming Lobsters By Arsenault’s Fish Mart


se seawater or salted water. In a large pot, bring about 2 inches of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Drop in the live lobsters, one at a time. Cover and return to a boil as quickly as possible. When water returns to a boil, cook approximately 18 minutes for a 1- to 1¼-pound hard-shell lobster and 20 minutes for a 1½-pound hard-shell lobster. If the lobster has a soft shell, reduce the cooking time by 3 minutes. Lobsters will turn bright red when cooked.

make your own moves

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Visit a Credit Union nearest you today! Tignish Alberton O’Leary Tyne Valley Wellington


882-2303 853-4112 859-2266 831-2900 854-2595

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 town’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

The Canadian Oyster Coast


A Must See Attraction!

North CAPE

w w w. n o r t h c a p e. c a North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre Amazing displays dedicated to wind energy and development of special technology to harness it. Also includes the natural history of North Cape, storms, shipwrecks and an aquarium with a variety of local marine life.

Wind & Reef Restauant Dine on succulent seafood from this award-winning restaurant while enjoying a panoramic view of the ocean and reef.

North Cape Gift Shop & Welcome Centre

Souvenirs, local crafts and information. You can purchase SeaSplash bath and body products produced locally from Irish moss harvested in the area.

Also located on site… • • • •

Longest Natural Rock Reef in North America Black Marsh Nature Trail North Cape Historic Lighthouse Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)

It s’ Worth the Drive!

North Cape Coastal Drive

Profile for Tourism Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward island - North Cape Coastal Drive  

This touring guide is designed to help you travel the North Cape Coastal Drive region of western Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward island - North Cape Coastal Drive  

This touring guide is designed to help you travel the North Cape Coastal Drive region of western Prince Edward Island.