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Tourism PEI

Lighthouses

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 63 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. 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.

West Point, Lighthouse, sand, beach grass

Listings

Victoria Range Light & Seaport Museum

An operating lighthouse, Keepers Of The Light exhibit, golden era of seafaring commerce history.

Dates of Operation: July 1, 2021 - September 15, 2021

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)