Basin Head Fisheries Museum - Historic Places Days

Basin Head Fisheries Museum

Souris, Prince Edward Island
336 Basin Head Road, Souris, PE, Canada
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Thursday - Monday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Overlooking the Northumberland Strait, Basin Head Fisheries Museum tells the story of PEI’s historic inshore fishery with displays and exhibits that will take you back in time. Visit the Cannery for a glimpse at what the fishing industry really looked like!

There is much to do while at Basin Head. Wander the boardwalk and stroll along the magnificent white “singing” sands. Discover Sun, Sand and Surf, the museum’s largest gift shop stocked with local crafts and beach essentials. Also on-site is The Scoop for ice cream treats and cold drinks with beach services and a children’s play village!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

July 29, 2023 is the 50th anniversary of Basin Head Fisheries Museum! For one day only, admission price will be $3 + HST. Come join us on a day full of fun activities, including cakes, touch tank, Pirate-themed scavenger hunt, fisherman’s relay, and more. More details will be updated on our website and social media.


336 Basin Head Road, Souris, PE, Canada
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