8 Nights: Prince Edward Island And The Acadian Coast From Halifax (Approximate Distance: 1,600 km)

Prince Edward Island And The Acadian Coast
DAY 1: Bedford To Port Borden
275 km

Pick up your RV in Bedford in the morning and travel north on the Veteran’s Memorial Highway (Highway 102), until just north of Truro, where you will merge onto the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 104) towards Amherst, NB. Turn onto Hwy 16 towards Prince Edward Island.

The Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge in the world crossing ice-covered water. The toll bridge (toll only applies when you leave the Island) spans a nearly 13 km stretch of the Northumberland Strait.

Nearby Campsites
Confederation Bridge
  • Confederation Bridge
DAY 2: Port Boden To Murray Harbour
160 km

Start your day by exploring Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island and the birthplace of Canada. Enjoy the arts and culture or get a taste of local groceries at the farmer’s market. Head out east on Hwy 1 and do not miss to stop at the very important Point Prim Lighthouse.

As the sea trade between Canada and Europe rapidly increased in the early 19th century, so did the shipwrecks. A demand for a guiding beacon into the Charlottetownharbour was needed. Enjoy an evening walk to the historic Confederation Trail and the former “last stop” of the PEI Railway in Murray Harbour.

Nearby Campsites
Point Prim RV Trip
  • Charlottetown
  • Local farmers market
  • Point Prim Lighthouse
DAY 3: Murray Harbour To Fairfield
175 km

Depart Murray Harbour and continue on Hwy 17 to enjoy panoramic views from PEI’s oldest Lighthouse on Panmure Island. Step back in time to visit Jean Pierre Roma’s 1730’s recreated trading post, where history comes alive at “Roma At Three Rivers National Historic Site at the Brudenell Point”.

Another highlight of the day is the East Point Lighthouse, known as “Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse”, the only lighthouse in Canada that was built in 1867 and still operates today.

Nearby Campsites
East Point Lighthouse
  • Panmure Island lighthouse
  • Jean-Pierre Roma at Three Rivers Historic Site
  • East Point Lighthouse
DAY 4: Fairfield To Cavendish
125 km

After departing Fairfield today, it is all about the coast and endless sandy beaches. Visit the Greenwich National Park Interpretation Center or escape to a truly unique landscape in the park. It has the largest dunes on the Island with boardwalks and trails that roll across the marshes and grass-like something out of an illustrated book.

Continue to the Green Gables shore. The beauty of the landscape was the source of inspiration of Anne of Green Gables creator Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Nearby Campsites
Greenwich National Park
  • Greenwich National Park
  • Sunset walk along the beach
DAY 5: Anne Of Green Gables
70 km

Today is all about the history and influence this Island had on Montgomery and how it reflected on the character “Anne”. Start with the inspiration of the House itself at Green Gables Heritage Place, where the Novel was based on.

Check out the Anne of Green Gables Museum which offers you “Matthew’s carriage” ride around the property and the shore. Go back in time to where it all started by visiting Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthplace in New London.

Nearby Campsites
Anne of Green Gables
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum
DAY 6: Cavendish To Waterford
175 km

Depart Cavendish and follow the North Cape Coastal Drive. It is a medley of naturally sifted white and red sand beaches, towering red sandstone capes and iconic Lighthouses. Enjoy a winding drive through farming and fishing communities infused with Acadian, Mi’kmaq and Celtic heritage and culture. Visit North Cape, the tip of the longest natural rock reef in North America.

Experience the Black Marsh Nature Trail, winding through a wind-blown forest, along the red capes and across a vast bog. You will see seabirds, dragonflies, and the Elephant Rock like it stands today. The Wind Energy Interpretive Center educates visitors about wind energy and the colorful history of North Cape.

Nearby Campsites
Picnic Lunch PEI
  • North Cape Coastal Drive
  • Several iconic lighthouses
  • North Cape
DAY 7: Waterford To Kouchibouguac National Park
275 km

Today you are leaving the Island but not before visiting the glass bottle houses and gardens in Cap- Egmont on Hwy 11. Travel further to Summerside, today the second-largest city on the Island but also steeped in trade and shipbuilding history growing from a mere lot of land in 1800. Leave the island via Highway 10 and the Confederation Bridge and continue your trip along the Acadian coast towards Kouchibouguac.

Kouchibouguac National Park features various diverse natural habitats including forest, marshes, bogs, dunes, estuaries, and rivers. Discover for yourself why the park’s slogan is “difficult to pronounce, impossible to forget”.

Nearby Campsites
Kouchibougua Beach
  • Glass bottle houses
  • Summerside Village
  • Kouchibouguac National Park
DAY 8: Kouchibouguac To Truro
250 km

Depart Kouchibouguac and travel south along the Acadian coast. The fine sand dune extends 12 km into Bouctouche Bay and was created by the constant movement of sand due to the wind, tides, and ocean currents since the last ice age. The dune changes shape with every major storm.

Visit the historic battleground with remnants of an 18th-century Fort Beauséjour — Fort Cumberland. Located on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between the American and Britain empires. Truro offers you a historic downtown with unique shops and dining options.

Nearby Campsites:
  • Fort Beauséjour
  • Bouctouche Dunes Boardwalk
  • Joseph Howe Falls
DAY 9: Truro To Bedford
100 km

Depart Truro in the morning and return your RV to Fraserway RV in Bedford by 11:30 am.

RV at the campsite
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