Tour Length: 4 hours or optional 5 hours (would include Rocky Point & Fort Amherst)
This tour leaves Port Charlottetown via North River Road to the Trans Canada Highway and then takes scenic Route 19 down the Meadow Bank Road where your Red Sands tour will take your breath away! We will travel through the beautiful scenic communities of Fairview & New Dominion (Rocky Point and Fort Amherst as well, if you take the 5 hour optional tour). The rolling terrain of the Red Sands shore region, seaside villages, & red sandstone cliffs lends itself perfectly to our scenic Island’s pastoral landscapes!
Turning onto Route 19A we will arrive at Victoria by the Sea, a picturesque fishing village on the southern shore of Prince Edward Island that is brought to life by the many artisans who call it home. This quaint seaside village is the place to go when you truly want to get away from it all. We will stop for 30 minutes to take in the sights, shops, and smells of this tiny village established in the 1800’s! It’s also the home to PEI’s largest tree … a American Elm tree that is 108 feet tall with a 21 foot circumference & a canopy of 129 feet canopy!
Once we leave Victoria, we will drive through the communities of Crapaud, Tryon, Augustine Cove & Cape Traverse enroute to Borden where you will view one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century. The Confederation Bridge that links the provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is an 8 mile long curved bridge that took four years to build. It opened in 1997 and is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered waters in the winter. Here we will stop for 35-45 minutes so you you can marvel at this amazing structure.
After viewing the bridge (and if interested) you can choose a 20 minute stop to do visit one of the following:
- Gateway Information Center (watch a 20 minute video on how the Confederation Bridge was built)
- Chelton Beach Provincial Park for vistas/photographs of the Confederation Bridge
- Visit Marine/Rail Historic Park where you can physically touch the Confederation Bridge.
After that we will take the Trans Canada Highway and enjoy the ride back to Port Charlottetown!