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Souris Lighthouse

Marvel at the panoramic coastal views from the top of this lighthouse and discover Souris’ fishing history via interpretive exhibits.

Souris Lighthouse (officially Souris East Lighthouse) sits atop a cliff above Knight Point and overlooks the town of Souris, its harbor and its rocky coastline. This 46-foot-tall (14-meter) red-and-white wooden lighthouse dates back to 1880. Stand at the top of the lighthouse to admire the striking natural beauty of Prince Edward Island. Learn about the lighthouse’s history and the fishing heritage of Souris town and harbor via informative displays.

Climb the 45 steps to the lighthouse’s lantern room and step onto the outdoor viewing platform. Have your camera ready to take magnificent shots of Prince Edward Island’s rolling green countryside and its coastline framed by red sandstone cliffs. Gaze across the deep-blue water of Colville Bay and watch passenger ferries and fishing boats arrive at the harbor. On exceptionally clear days, look for the highlands of Cape Breton Island in the distance.

At the adjacent interpretative center, a series of exhibits detail the development of the lighthouse and nearby Souris Habour. Among these are antique photos, dioramas and artifacts such as an original Fresnel lens. Browse the Jewels of the Sea display, which explains how sea glass is formed and gives many examples of its usage for art and handicrafts.

End your visit in the gift shop. Browse for souvenirs decorated with sea glass, including home décor and jewelry, in addition to paintings and woodcarvings by local artists. Purchase books about the various types of sea glass and use them as a reference when exploring Souris’ beaches.

The lighthouse is just a 15-minute walk from Souris’ town center. Free parking is available outside the entrance. Bring food and have lunch at the picnic tables scattered around the lighthouse’s garden.

Souris Lighthouse is open daily year-round. Admission is free, although donations are welcome and applied toward the upkeep of the lighthouse. Access to the viewing platform may close in the event of extreme weather conditions.


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      Situated in Souris, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Souris Visitor Information Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Souris Lighthouse and Souris Ferry Terminal. Rollo Bay Greens and The Myriad View Artisan Distillery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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      Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island
         
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        Situated on the waterfront, this romantic cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Myriad View Artisan Distillery, Rollo Bay Greens, and Souris Visitor Information Centre. Annandale Range Lighthouse and Souris Ferry Terminal are also within 9 mi (15 km).

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          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from The Myriad View Artisan Distillery and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Rollo Bay Greens. Souris Visitor Information Centre and Souris Lighthouse are also within 9 mi (15 km).

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          Red House, Prince Edward Island
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Myriad View Artisan Distillery, Sally's Beach Provincial Park, and Rollo Bay Greens. Souris Visitor Information Centre and Annandale Range Lighthouse are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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            Red House, Prince Edward Island
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Red House cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Myriad View Artisan Distillery, Sally's Beach Provincial Park, and Rollo Bay Greens. Souris Ferry Terminal and Annandale Range Lighthouse are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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              9984 Northside Road, Route 16, Hermanville, PE
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Hermanville, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Souris Visitor Information Centre, Souris Ferry Terminal, and Souris Lighthouse. Rollo Bay Greens and The Myriad View Artisan Distillery are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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                Red House, Prince Edward Island
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Red House vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Myriad View Artisan Distillery, Sally's Beach Provincial Park, and Rollo Bay Greens. Souris Ferry Terminal and Annandale Range Lighthouse are also within 12 mi (20 km).