Cape Bear Lighthouse / Marconi Museum
Built in 1881, this 3-story square tower had guided fishermen and sailors along PEI’s Northumberland Strait. The view from the lighthouse tower reveals beaches, cliffs and marine life such as seals. Cape Bear was one of the seven Marconi stations that went into service in 1905. On April 12, 1910 when the Titanic was sinking, the Cape Bear station was the first Canadian land station to receive the SOS.
Panmure Island Lighthouse and Museum
Built in 1853 by local craftsmen using shipbuilding techniques, Panmure Island Lighthouse is PEI’s oldest wooden lighthouse. Climb four flights of stairs and ladders, through our collection of museum artifacts, into the tower for the views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, beautiful Panmure Island Beach and surrounding land. Or skip the last three flights of stairs and take a “virtual tour”, including drone footage of the views.
Garden of the Gulf Museum
Come visit the oldest museum in PEI! Located in the historic Canadian Customs and Post Office building (1887), the displays include local, social, and commercial heritage. Families can trace their roots by exploring extensive family history binders, church records, microfilm, military photos and local school year books at the Genealogy Center.
Roma at Three Rivers brings to life the story of Jean Pierre Roma, the French merchant who in 1732 established an international trading post at Trois-Rivières. The site presents guides in period clothing for interpretation of the French heritage garden, the artifacts along with children toys and games.
Cardigan Heritage Centre
The Cardigan Heritage Centre includes community booklets, artifacts and displays about the heritage of the Cardigan area. Our shipbuilding legacy is well documented. A half scale model of a portion of the hull of a schooner built as it would have been years ago is a must see.
Basin Head Fisheries Museum
The Museum tells the story of PEI’s historic inshore fishery with displays and exhibits that will take you back in time. Visit the Cannery for a glimpse at what the fishing industry really looked like! While at Basin Head, wander the boardwalk and stroll along the magnificent white “singing” sands. Basin Head Fisheries Museum is a provincial site administered by the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.
Elmira Railway Museum
For many years Elmira Station served as the end of the line for Prince Edward Island’s railway. Today, displays of photographs, maps and artifacts, a recreated station master’s office and ladies’ waiting room recount the fascinating story of railroading on the Island. Visitors can also take a ride on our miniature railway. Elmira Railway Museum is a provincial site administered by the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.
East Point Lighthouse
This 64-foot lighthouse was built in 1867 and is still operating. It is also one of the busiest aids to navigation stations for both deep sea traffic and the inshore and offshore fishery. Guided tours are available and visitors find terrific views from the tower.