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Scenic Drives on Prince Edward Island

By Viator, March 2018

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The petite and predominantly rural Prince Edward Island—the smallest of Canada’s Maritime provinces—is prime road-trip territory, with epic coastal scenery, quaint seaside villages, and fertile farmland dotted with pretty gabled homesteads. Here are a few of PEI’s best driving routes. 

Points East Coastal Drive
Weaving along the island’s easternmost reaches for a distance of 295 miles (475 kilometers), the Points East Coastal Drive is a voyage of coastal discovery. The route hugs the Atlantic, passing beautiful beaches and dunes, as well as historic lighthouses. It also encompasses the Greenwich Peninsula, part of PEI National Park, which is crisscrossed with walking trails. 

Central Coastal Drive
Easily accessible from both Charlottetown and the Confederation Bridge, the 157-mile (253-kilometer) Central Coastal Drive encompasses two distinct shorelines: the northern Green Gables Shore and the southern Red Sands Shore. The northern shore, home to PEI National Park, Cavendish, and a wealth of Anne of Green Gables attractions, is the better known of the two, but the sleepier southern shore’s sandstone cliffs and rust-red sand beaches are also worth exploring. 

North Cape Coastal Drive
In addition to promising the coastal panoramas so typical of Canada’s east coast—think spacious sandy beaches and high cliffs fronted by the blue Atlantic—the 217-mile (350-kilometer) west-coast route also highlights PEI’s cultural heritage. Native Mi’kmaq and Acadian communities live side by side here, and dotted along the route you will find several quirkier attractions, including a museum devoted to the PEI potato, and a collection of houses made entirely from bottles.

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Green Gables Shore Tour from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, null
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Green Gables Shore Tour from Charlottetown

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Discover the picturesque region of Prince Edward Island known as the Green Gables Shore on this half-day tour from Charlottetown. Located on the island’s ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.51
Private Tour: Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, City Tours
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Private Tour: Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables

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4-hour private guided tour to the North Shore region of Prince Edward Island. Visit the coastal fishing village of North Rustico and the famous Prince Edward ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $373.66
City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Private Sightseeing Tours
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City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown

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This 1-hour bus tour of Prince Edward Island's Charlottetown takes you through areas of the city, waterfront, residential areas and more aboard double-decker ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.94
Private Charlottetown South Shore and Confederation Bridge, Prince Edward Island, Bus & Minivan ... 
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Private Charlottetown South Shore and Confederation Bridge

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Travel along the scenic Central Coastal Drive passing through the heart of the South Shore, famous for its rolling hills, red cliffs and winding rivers. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $325.95
Private Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Private ... 
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Private Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour from Charlottetown

Escape into a truly unique landscape with a sense of awe and serenity as you travel through the Points East Coastal Drive. Its here, away from the hustle and ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $397.51
Panoramic South Shore and Confederation Bridge Half Day Tour, Prince Edward Island, Wine Tasting & ... 
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Panoramic South Shore and Confederation Bridge Half Day Tour

Starting in Charlottetown, you will travel along the scenic Central Coastal Drive passing through the heart of the South Shore during this half day tour. ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.88
Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour, Prince Edward Island, Half-day Tours
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Coastal Lighthouse and Winery Tour

Explore the beautiful coast of Prince Edward Island on this guided, 4-hour, lighthouse and winery tour from Charlottetown. Discover two historic coastal ...  Read more

Location: Charlottetown, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.66

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