Shipwright’s Café. Pulling into the laneway of this farm-to-table restaurant feels like coming home: the kitchen is nestled in a historic farmhouse amongst rolling hills and pastures, and the dining tables are strategically placed throughout the house – even in the cozy bedrooms upstairs! Give yourself plenty of time to explore the restaurant’s on-site farm and organic gardens. Must-try: Shipwright’s Pasta, $24.95. 11869 Route 6, Margate, PEI.
North Cape Coastal Drive, a.k.a. Lady Slipper Drive, explores the sparsely populated western third of the island. This is Acadian country, home of the island’s original French settlers. The villages are small, the way of life traditional. The scenery is dramatic: coastal bluffs drop to rocky capes and deserted beaches. The drive swings near Malpeque Bay, its famously succulent oysters served raw on the half-shell, deep-fried or smoked.