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Tourism PEI


Satisfying your love of nature, history and selfies.

Let these beacons guide you around the spectacular coastline of Prince Edward Island. How many lighthouses do you think we have?

As Canada’s smallest province at 224 km long, our coastline of sand dunes and red cliffs is deeply indented. PEI is believed to have the highest concentration of lighthouses in North America with 61 lighthouses and range lights. On average, you can find one lighthouse every 55 km. A red and white lighthouse makes for a breathtaking photo backdrop.

The Island has eight, easy-to-find lighthouses open as community museums, as listed below. Yes, the climb to the top may be challenging, but the panoramic views of the land and sea make it worthwhile.

Spotting other lighthouses may be more of a treasure hunt or best viewed from the water. Make your “must-see” list, pack a picnic and plan for an adventure. For a map of lighthouses and range lights, visit Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Society.

West Point, Lighthouse, sand, beach grass


The History of Lighthouses

Today, the historic and iconic lighthouses that once guided sailors can guide your east coast adventure.

Image: Point Prim Lighthouse and Fog Alarm, circa 1920 (PARO Acc. 3466/HF 77.239)