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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

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 Suf, 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.






 

Open June 6 for 2016!

 


Stay tuned for 2016 information!


September Hours

 

Weekdays Only
9:30ram-4:45pm

 

2016 Hours

July and August

 

Daily - 9:30am - 4:45:pm


June

Monday - Friday
9:30am - 4:45pm


Admission

Seniors recieve a 10%
Discount off Regular
Adult admission

Adults $4.00

Students  $3.50

Pre-schoolers are free

Family (including 2 adults and 2 children)  $11.50

School tours $3.00 per studentPEI Museum and Heritage Passport

Group tours (of 20 or more people) $3.50 pp
 
Prices do not include HST of 14%

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

Basin Head Road, Souris

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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