Western PEI attractions

Lighthouse in Summerside

West Point Lighthouse

Off Rte 14, the striking black-and-white-striped West Point Lighthouse dates from 1875. There's a small museum, where you can climb the tower for a breathtaking view, a restaurant and an inn.
Notable Building in Tyne Valley

Lennox Island Aboriginal Ecotourism Complex

The Lennox Island Aboriginal Ecotourism Complex opened its doors in June 2004. Inside there are small, changing exhibits and information about the two excellent interpretive trails around the island. These trails co…
Waterfront in Summerside

Spinnaker's Landing

This redeveloped waterfront is the highlight of Summerside. A continually expanding boardwalk allows you to wander and enjoy the harbor and its scenic surrounds. There are some very nice eateries, a stage for live m…
Museum in Tignish & North Cape

Interpretive Center

The expanded interpretive center, at the northern end of Rte 12, provides high-tech displays dedicated to wind energy, and informative displays on the history of the area. The aquarium is always a hit with kids. The…
Museum in Summerside

Acadian Museum

The very worthwhile Acadian Museum, in Miscouche, uses 18th-century Acadian artifacts, texts, visuals and music to enlighten visitors about the tragic and compelling history of the Acadians on PEI since 1720. The in…
Architecture in Summerside

Bottle Houses

The artful and monumental recycling project of Edouard Arsenault, this islander favorite features over 25,000 bottles of all shapes and sizes (that Edouard collected from the community), stacked in white cement to c…
Museum in Tyne Valley

Green Park Shipbuilding Museum

This museum and restored Victorian home, Historic Yeo House, along with a recreated shipyard and partially constructed 200-tonne brigantine, combine to tell the story of the booming shipbuilding industry in the 19th…
Notable Building in Tignish & North Cape

Tignish Cultural Centre

The Confederation Trail begins (or ends!) two blocks south of the church on School St. The Tignish Cultural Centre, near the church, has a good exhibition of old maps and photos and tourist information.
Museum in Tyne Valley

Canadian Potato Museum

Inland at O'Leary is the Canadian Potato Museum. It's a bit like a giant school science fair project with hallways of information panels and pictures on the walls.
Gallery in Summerside

Eptek Exhibition Centre

The modern Eptek Exhibition Centre features local and traveling art exhibitions.