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Souris
Travel Guide

Beaches, waterfront parks, scenic walking trails and a sea glass festival await at this port town on Prince Edward Island’s east coast.

Discover the warmhearted community charm of Souris, a seaside town nestled amid Prince Edward Island’s stunning coastal landscapes. Experience the town’s fishing and agriculture heritage, enjoy views from a lighthouse, go bird spotting and relax at unspoiled beaches. Souris began as a First Nations people settlement and became an Acadian fishing village in 1720. It has since been a shipbuilding center, mercantile port and potato-farming region.

Wander the town streets and admire the colorful clapboard buildings. Visit historic structures such as the Romanesque Revival-style Souris Town Hall and the Gothic Revival-style St. Mary’s Church. Go to the 19th-century Matthew and Maclean Heritage Building, which houses the Souris Visitor Information Centre. Here you’ll find exhibits on the town’s history as well as area maps and an event schedule.

Walk to Souris Harbour, where you can experience the town’s fishing activities firsthand. Join a deep-sea fishing excursion and catch a ferry to beautiful beaches on the Iles de la Madeleine. Climb to the top of Souris Lighthouse for uninterrupted views over Colville Bay. Afterward, browse displays about the story of the lighthouse and harbor.

For some laid-back outdoor fun, travel by foot or bike on the Confederation Trail. This picturesque trail traverses Prince Edward Island, passing undulating green landscapes, pretty villages and glorious stretches of coastline. Spot varied bird species, including duck, goldeneye and teal, at Black Pond Bird Sanctuary.

Spend summer days at the beach parks and campgrounds. Closest to the center is Souris Beach Provincial Park and a 15-minute drive east is Red Point Provincial Park. Travel farther east to Basin Head Provincial Park, home to Singing Sands Beach. Understand its name as you listen to the noise created when shuffling your feet in the sand.

The nearest airport to Souris is Charlottetown Airport, about a 1-hour drive away. Fly here from Halifax, Montreal or Toronto and rent a car. Visit in late July for the Sea Glass Festival, a celebration of sea glass arts and crafts.

Oceanview Vacation Home
Oceanview Vacation Home
Souris, Prince Edward Island
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This family-friendly Souris vacation home is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rollo Bay Greens, Souris Visitor Information Centre and The Myriad ...
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Lovely weekend getaway
"This home was ideal for our purpose of walking the last section of the Confederation Trail that runs across PEI from west to east. The view from the house is great and its proximity to Souris for groceries and restaurants/bakery very convenient. Everything was neat and tidy and clean. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

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Singing Sands Inn Motel
Singing Sands Inn Motel
2.5 out of 5
2518 East Point Road – RTE 16, Kingsboro, Souris, PE
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Situated in Souris, this golf motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Basin Head Provincial Park, Basin Head Fisheries Museum, and Red Point Provincial Park. Elmira Railway ...
3.5/5Good! (80 reviews)
"Didn't like anything. Not sure when it was built (1950's?) and nothing has been updated since. Way over priced."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2019

Singing Sands Inn Motel
Riverview Cottage, minutes from Canada's #1 beach
Riverview Cottage, minutes from Canada's #1 beach
Souris, Prince Edward Island
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Located in Souris, this family-friendly vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Souris Visitor Information Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rollo Bay Greens ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Absolutely beautiful.
"We rented this cottage for my boyfriends birthday and it did not disappoint at all. The view was phenomenal and the cottage itself was so cozy that it felt exactly like a home away from home. Megan was super helpful with any questions we had too which was amazing, and even left a booklet of local ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Riverview Cottage, minutes from Canada's #1 beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oceanview Vacation Home
Oceanview Vacation Home
Souris, Prince Edward Island
This family-friendly Souris vacation home is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rollo Bay Greens, Souris Visitor Information Centre and The Myriad ...
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Lovely weekend getaway
"This home was ideal for our purpose of walking the last section of the Confederation Trail that runs across PEI from west to east. The view from the house is great and its proximity to Souris for groceries and restaurants/bakery very convenient. Everything was neat and tidy and clean. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

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The Hide A Way ...total Relaxation
The Hide A Way ...total Relaxation
Cardigan, Prince Edward Island
This family-friendly Cardigan cottage is located on a river, within 2 mi (3 km) of Cardigan Area Heritage Centre and Cardigan River Trailhead. Dundarave Golf ...
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)
In the woods
"It suited our purposes as it was located between two of our destinations over the weekend...reasonably priced considering the amenities. Quite, quaint and comfortable."

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2019

The Hide A Way ...total Relaxation
Spectacular Modern Luxury Oceanfront Getaway on Pei's Most Exclusive Beach
Spectacular Modern Luxury Oceanfront Getaway on Pei's Most Exclusive Beach
Saint Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island
Located on the beach, this family-friendly cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of St. Peters Landing, St. Peters Courthouse Theatre, and St. Peters Destination Centre. ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Fabulous beachfront vacation
"My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our holiday this very clean and beautifully decorated beach house. Everything you may need was available from linens to laundry detergent. The photos are accurate. The beach is sandy, the water clear and it is very quiet with few people. Paul is easily reachable ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 30, 2019

Spectacular Modern Luxury Oceanfront Getaway on Pei's Most Exclusive Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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