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Horse and sleigh ride through the woods at Mill River Resort

North Cape Coastal Drive Winter Itinerary

North Cape Coastal Drive Winter Itinerary

If you're looking to experience rural, rustic and a little rowdy, you'll love up west. Tight-knit communities, lighthouses and windmills dot the coastline while oysters, potatoes and lobster are the main harvests of the land and sea.

Discover Canada’s Oyster Coast - home of the briny-sweet Malpeque Oyster, a giant 14-foot potato and Kraft Hockeyville 2017.

    Hand shucking an oyster with oysters on half shell on ice in background

    Shopping and great photo ops

    Think local when shopping up west. Find authentic made-in-PEI products and curated collections for your home from a variety of local makers and shopkeepers.

    Looking for large and quirky roadside attractions? Find a large woven basket on the highway in Richmond and a giant potato at the Canadian Potato Museum. And if you're up for a jaunt, you won't find a more charming sight in winter than the black and white striped lighthouse at West Point. Snowshoes may be required.

    Crafts at PEI Creations, O'Leary

    Great winter experiences in North Cape

    • The Acadian Museum follows the odyssey of Island Acadians from 1720 to the present with Acadian genealogy resources on site. Open weekdays.
    • Beach Goats don't slow down in snow, they just put on winter coats. Book a visit to hike with goats or just plan to play.
    • Meet 'Happy Griswald' and the entire gang at Green Gable Alpacas. Shop the on-site Fiber House Boutique (open Saturdays & Sundays) which specializes in unique alpaca products. Live and Let’s Dye is an Authentic PEI Experience offered every second Saturday. 
    • Find adorable animals at Whispering Hope Farm too. Open Saturdays & Sundays.
    • Go ice jigging for white perch while enjoying local fish stories. Booking for Saturdays & Sundays.

    Where to find food & beverage

    Beach Goat in sweater

    Where to Stay

    • Do winter right at Mill River Resort. Packages and day passes available.
    • Book the Kildare Lodge for a large group of family or friends. Turn up the music, laugh out loud or enjoy quiet and the big starry night sky.
    • Getaway to rustic comfort at Briarwood Coastal Cottages & Lodge.

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