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1883 "The gold fever is striking hard here," a West Prince observer writes the Examiner. Traces of gold and silver have been found at Cape Wolfe. Now everybody thinks they've found more: at Souris, in Tignish, on Rustico Island. But PEI is no gold mine.
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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to close all of our provincial museums until further notice, effective immediately. Thank you for your understanding.


Situated on the bluff overlooking the Northumberland Strait, Basin Head Fisheries Museum tells the story of PEI’s historic inshore fishery with all new displays and exhibits that will take you back in time. Visit the Cannery for a glimse at what the fishing industry really looked like!

While at Basin Head, wander the boardwalk and stroll along the magnificent white “singing” sands.  Discover Sun, Sand and Surf, the large museum gift shop, right on the boardwalk. Also located on site is The Scoop for icecream treats and cold drinks and there are beach services and a children's play village.


 

Hours of Operation

                   

June

Monday - Friday
9:30am - 5:00 pm

July and August

Daily 
9:30am - 5:00 pm

September

Monday to Friday 
9:30am - 5:00 pm


Admission

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors: $4.60
  • Students: $4.50
  • Pre-schoolers are free
  • Family (including 2 adults and 2 children): $14.50
  • School tours: $3.00 per student
  • Group tours (of 20 or more people): $3.50 per person
  *Prices DO NOT include HST

Events and Exhibits

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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 357-7233

Off Season Phone: (902) 368-6600

Fax: (902) 357-7232

Email:
basin_head@gov.pe.ca

Location

336 Basin Head Road, Souris PE

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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