A great site that allows you to make up your own Holiday Itinerary
Tignish Museum and Cultural Center
St Simon & St Jude Catholic Church & Pipe Organ
Quaint Little Fishing Harbours
an abundance of fresh seafood available!!
Irish Moss Interpretive Center
Mill River Fun Park *water slides etc.
O'Leary Potato Museum *the only one in Canada!!
The West Prince section of the Confederation Trail has lots to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Starting in Tignish and winding throughout communities of West Prince and into East Prince, you will find the longest continuous trail on P.E.I. with a stone dust topping - 127 KM in total.
What a wonderful way to unwind, get some exercise and enjoy the fresh air in a safe and relaxing environment. Pack a lunch or plan to stop at one of the communities where luncheon facilities are available. For those who enjoy bird watching, or if fishing is a favorite past-time, you won't be disappointed. Some of the best known fishing holes are along the trail.
Guests of Driftwood Country Cottages will have bikes available to them to tour the area.
St. Simon and St. Jude Catholic Church was built in 1860 and is constructed of locally made red brick. The church has cathedral ceilings, spectacular icons, and contains one of the first Tracker pipe organs in North America which was constructed in 1882 by Louis Mitchell.
Organ tours may be arranged by phoning the church organist, J. Henri Gaudet at (902) 882 -2488. Summer organ recitals given by noted organists are held during July & August
Longest Natural Reef In North America
North Cape is famous for its natural rock reef which sees the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet with magnificent results. At low tide, you can stroll along the reef and enjoy the many seabirds and marine life or watch the seals relaxing in the sheltered water.
Black Marsh Nature Trail
Interpretive Center, Gift Shop and the famous Wind & Reef Restaurant & Lounge
The North Cape Interpretive Center, is the ideal location to spend an afternoon. The complex houses a gift shop, a marine aquarium, the interpretive center, and the fully licensed Wind & Reef Restaurant....Enjoy the panoramic view as you dine on the deliciously prepared local seafood!!
And only a "stones throw away" you'll find the North Cape Natural Rock Reef.
Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan)
At North Cape, WEICan, a joint initiative of the federal and provincial governments, has been involved in the development and testing of wind energy systems for more than 25 years. A number of wind turbines can be viewed operating at the site as they convert the energy contained in moving wind, into electricity and feed it into the local electrical grid. This wind generated electricity helps reduce the amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels but the primary function of WEICan is to conduct research and development (R&D) in wind energy technology. Typically, WEICan has a number of R&D and testing projects, each investigating different aspects of technology underway. Information on activities at WEICan, and on wind energy in general, is available at the North Cape Interpretative Centre.