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Wood Islands, PEI

Wood Islands is located on the Northumberland Strait and is a busy ferry terminal connecting the island to the mainland. The area around Wood Islands is also known for its beautiful scenery, a historic lighthouse, and vibrant fishing industry.

In the early 1800s, Scottish and Irish immigrants settled in the Wood Islands area to farm and to fish.  In 1808, a lighthouse was first built to aid ships in navigating the treacherous waters around the island.

By the mid-1800s the community had a shipping and  shipbuilding industry, with many businesses along the waterfront. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Wood Islands served as a major point of entry for European newcomers to the country.

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Wood Islands PEI Attractions

Wood Islands Lighthouse

395 Lighthouse Rd, Wood Islands, PE C0A 1B0
(902) 962-3110
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This 1876 lighthouse offers a museum and interpretive center showcasing the history of the lighthouse and the area. Visitors can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the Northumberland Strait.

Northumberland Ferry

101 Abegweit Blvd, Borden-Carleton, PE C0B 1X0
(902) 437-7300
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This seasonal ferry connects Wood Islands and Caribou, Nova Scotia and New Glasgow (where you connect back to the Trans Canada Highway), providing a scenic way to travel between the two provinces.

Wood Islands Welcome Centre

1618 Shore Rd, Wood Islands, PE C0A 1B0
(902) 962-3110
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This centre provides information and exhibits about the local area, including the history of the ferry service between PEI and Nova Scotia.

Confederation Trail

Access points located throughout the island
Website

This former railway line has been converted into a scenic trail for walking, cycling, and snowmobiling. The section between Wood Islands and St. Peters Bay offers beautiful views of the Northumberland Strait.

Northumberland Ferry

1-877-762-7245. 86 Wharf Rd, Wood Islands, PE C0A 1B0. Website: https://www.ferries.ca/nb-ns-ferry/

Take a scenic 75-minute ferry ride from Wood Islands to Caribou, Nova Scotia on the Northumberland Strait.

The PEI Seabird and Seals Cruise

Harbour Rd, Wood Islands, PE C0A 1B0
(902) 357-2757. 139
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Take a 2-hour tour of the Northumberland Strait to see the isiland from the ocean, as well as seals, seabirds, and lighthouses.

Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation

19 Legion Rd, Wood Islands, PE C0A 1B0
(902) 962-3761
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This organization oversees many events around the year, including festivals, markets, and outdoor activities.

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