Today we travel toward the eastern end of Prince Edward Island.
The first stop will be at Greenwich at the eastern end of the Prince Edward Island National
Park. A short stroll on the boardwalk brings us to a scenic beach and beautiful sand dunes.
The next stop will be Souris, Prince Edward Island’s offshore fishing port and the terminal of
the ferry to Les Iles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands – “The Maggies”).
After lunch at Souris we will drive to the very end of the Island at East Point. Climb the
lighthouse to see a spectacular view of land and sea. While in the area, we will pay a visit
to the Elmira Railway Museum and miniature railway. It has Canada’s largest collection of
model trains. We can take a ride through the woods on the miniature railway.
On our way back toward Souris we will visit Rusty’s favourite beach at Basin Head, often
referrred to as “The Singing Sands”. Walk on the beach and marvel at the interesting sound
the white sand makes as you walk along. It is akin to singing, or as some would say,
squeaking. It is a phenomenon which may be caused by quartz sand – or by something
Next, we will spend some time at the Prince Edward Island Fisheries Museum, situated on a
bluff overlooking Northumberland Strait. The museum tells the story of the fisheries, one of
Prince Edward Island’s three main industries.
On our way back to our point of departure we will pass through the agricultural community of
Dundas and the charming village of Cardigan.