Welcome to PEI’s Arts & Heritage Trail

Prince Edward Island is home to cultural experiences that are influenced by the world around us, but that have been uniquely shaped by our Island. As a small province, and as an Island set in the east coast of Canada, the arts that we produce and the heritage that we preserve are reflections of our perspective, something exclusive to us, but something we are eager to share.

It’s in this spirit that the Prince Edward Island Arts and Heritage Trail – your guide to distinctive Island cultural destinations – was created. We’ve mapped the province-wide route to include the best of PEI’s cultural experiences: Architecture and buildings, ethnic heritage, hands-on experiences, cultural festivals and industrial heritage, coastal and pastoral vistas, ecology, theatre, music, dance and festivals, art galleries, craft shops, visual artists, artisan studios, and more. 

To start exploring the PEI Arts & Heritage Trail, click a category – Heritage, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts – or if you’d see what specific areas of the Island offer as cultural experiences, search by region.

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Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead

The Macphail family owned this Homestead from 1864-1961. The guide will tell you stories of the ten children raised here. One of them, Sir Andrew Macphail, was later the first professor of Medical History at McGill University. He also wrote 10 novels, including "The Master's Wife", a book about his childhood here, through it we have insight into what a child's life was like in the late 1850s. Our Veranda Café serves traditional lunches and desserts with fresh ingredients grown in our demonstration gardens. The Homestead is set on 200 acres of woodland with paths and a stream.