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.