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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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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.


Now Open for the Summer!
Join us for lots of  fun!



OUR MAIN PHONE LINE 
(902-357-7233)

 



  PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

 Hours of Operation

                    

June

Monday - Friday

9:30am - 4:45pm

July and August

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


September Hour

Weekdays Only
 9:30ram-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 student

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

336 Basin Head Road, Souris PE

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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