Explore two lighthouses that adorn Eastern PEI coastline and taste award-winning Island wines on our Points East Lighthouse and Winery Tour.
Our journey takes us down a scenic route wedged between rolling green pastures and stretches of red sandy shores as we follow the coast all the way to Point Prim, home of the province’s oldest lighthouse. This National Heritage Site was built in 1845 and is the only round brick lighthouse in Canada. The adventurous can brave the winding staircase for a gorgeous view of the Northumberland Strait.
Our next lighthouse offers a view that includes two miniature versions of itself used to safely guide the Nova Scotia Ferry to shore. Wood Islands Lighthouse offers a fun, interactive look into Island history with eleven different themed rooms to pass through in the attached museum, which in the past housed the light keeper and his family. Learn about the lucrative rum-running business of the Prohibition Era and make sure to ask about the phantom Burning Boat – an old wives tale that has haunted residents of the area for 200 years.
Less than 10km along the coast we’ll find our next stop is quite a refreshing one. Rossignol Estate Winery boasts award-winning wines “as unique and beautiful as the Island.” Try the always adored wild blueberry in their offered wine tastings or receive recommendations for the perfect Island wine and culinary pairings. Tour the picturesque estate and discover the behind-the-scenes of small-batch artisan wine production. After selecting your favorite of their 14 Island berry-based flavors or local artisan pieces, climb onto the bus for our journey back to Charlottetown.