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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.




  PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

Hours of Operation



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

July and August

Daily - 9:30am - 4:45pm


Monday to Friday 
9:30am - 4:45pm

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 student

Group tours (of 20 or more people) $3.50 per person
Prices do not include HST of 15%

Events and Exhibits

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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 357-7233

Off Season Phone: (902) 368-6600

Fax: (902) 357-7232



336 Basin Head Road, Souris PE

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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