This tour is for those who wish for something different from the crowded tourist destinations.
We begin our tour with a stop to view the Charlottetown skyline from across the harbour at Stratford before continuing on to visit Point Prim lighthouse, the oldest and the only round lighthouse on PEI. It was built in 1846.
On the way back from “The Point” we pass the Polly Monument commemorating the early Scottish settlers who were brought out by Lord Selkirk in 1803. The wooden church which they erected is the oldest and one of the most beautiful of our historic churches and is still in use today.
Belfast Mini-Mills, which processes rare fibres from around the world, is a wonderful spot for those interested in knitting and weaving. We will see how raw fibre is made into yarn on intricate machines developed and built in Prince Edward Island by the company. All of our clients are surprised, intrigued and pleased with this visit, whether or not they are knitters, weavers or hookers, or not at all crafty. The mill store offers an array of exotic yarns, kits, and items made on their floor loom.
We carry on to Wood Islands. Wood Islands lighthouse is a working light and a museum specializing in the history of lighthouses and rum-running. Wood Islands is also the terminal for the ferry to Nova Scotia.
After a scenic drive along the shore of Northumberland Strait to the fishing village of Murray Harbour, we return to Charlottetown through a lovely stretch of rolling hills.
Tour length: 5 hours