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North Cape

North Cape Lighthouse

The community of North Cape is located at Prince Edward Island’s most northwesterly point of land.

North Cape is famous for its natural rock reef where the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet with magnificent results. At low tide you can stroll along the reef and enjoy the many seabirds and marine life. Be sure and visit the North Cape Interpretive Centre which houses a gift shop, marine aquarium, the interpretive centre and a fully licensed restaurant.

North Cape is also home to the Atlantic Wind Test Site (AWTS) which was established in 1980 as Canada’s National Wind Energy Laboratory. Located on the northwest tip of PEI the AWTS is exposed for 300-degrees to the wind-swept Gulf of St Lawrence. This 38 acre facility houses wind turbines of all shapes and sizes. Follow the dirt road along the shore or hike one of the many trails to get a sense of how large these turbines really are!

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