Point Prim Lighthouse

Top choice in Charlottetown

Purchased from the provincial government for the princely sum of $1, this gorgeous historic lighthouse is maintained by the not-for-profit Point Prim Lighthouse Society, the oldest on Prince Edward Island. Inside is a wonderful museum that explores the lighthouse-keeping life. From the top, enjoy fabulous views and a real sense of history and wonder.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Charlottetown attractions

1. Orwell Corner Historic Village

11.15 MILES

This intriguing site 28km east of Charlottetown brings the past back to life, with an array of period buildings including a blacksmith's, schoolhouse,…

2. Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead

13.15 MILES

This wonderful 1850s gable house is the birthplace of Sir Andrew MacPhail, celebrated local author, physician and soldier. The homestead is now a museum…

3. Victoria Park

13.19 MILES

Dedicated in 1873, Charlottetown's most popular and beautiful waterfront green space has 16 hectares of lush loveliness for you to enjoy on a fine day. A…

4. Beaconsfield Historic House

13.2 MILES

Charlottetown has its fair share of impressive period buildings, but this handsome mansion is the finest. Designed and built by the prominent PEI…

5. St Dunstan's Basilica

13.21 MILES

Rising from the ashes of a 1913 fire, the three towering stone spires of this Catholic, neo-Gothic basilica are now a Charlottetown landmark. The marble…

6. Government House

13.21 MILES

This striking colonial mansion, with its grand hall, Palladian window and Doric columns, has been home to PEI's lieutenant governors since 1835. As it is…

7. Wood Islands Lighthouse

15.79 MILES

If you'll be waiting a while at the ferry terminal, it's worth visiting this 1876 lighthouse, which has a good gift shop, a small shipbuilding gallery and…

8. COWS Creamery

15.83 MILES

Apart from the potato, the ice cream produced here is arguably PEI's best-known export (there's even a COWS in Beijing these days). So it would be a crime…