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North Cape Coastal Drive

Distance: 300 kmĀ  Detailed Map

College of Piping, Summerside
College of Piping

North Cape Coastal Drive Marker Picturesque fishing and farming communities, Summerside's historic architecture, secluded beaches, non-stop festivals and events... these are just some of the highlights awaiting visitors touring Prince Edward Island's North Cape Coastal Drive. Add to this unspoiled natural wonders, fresh seafood and an area rich in Acadian culture and you have a first-rate tour of the Island's northwest region.

To find out more and to download the North Cape Coastal Drive Touring Guide, visit the official website or view the North Cape Coastal Drive: Explore Western Prince Edward Island online.


  • Borden-Carleton to Summerside, 28 km (17 miles), 20 minutes
  • Summerside to Cap-Egmont, 28 km (17 miles), 20 minutes
  • Cap-Egmont to West Point, 63 km (38 miles), 45 minutes
  • West Point to North Cape, 76 km (45 miles), 50 minutes
  • North Cape to Lennox Island, 79 km (47 miles), 55 minutes
  • Lennox Island to Summerside, 46 km (28 miles), 37 minutes

A documentary series consisting of eight short documentaries about the people, places and themes that make Western PEI unique. Visit the website to watch these authentic Islander videos!

INSIDER TIPS for the North Cape Coastal Drive

  • Go deep sea fishing while in Northport and the Tignish area.
  • At Island Traditions Store in Richmond you can buy ash splint basket weaving.
  • Explore the West Point lighthouse and stroll the beach to Cedar Dunes.
  • Buy moccasins from the gift shop on Lennox Island.
  • Visit the very unique Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont.

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