Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Society

The Society was formed in April, 1996 and became the second provincial lighthouse society in Canada. It was incorporated on November 23, 1999 as a not-for-profit group. The Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Society (PEILS) was formed to aid in the preservation of PEI lighthouses and the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts and records of our lighthouses. The PEILS is made up of representatives from the individual lighthouse groups working together for the mutual benefit of all the lighthouses in PEI.
The purpose of the Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Society is to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses of the area and to work with the Canadian Coast Guard and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts and records of Prince Edward Island Lighthouses.
Point Prim
West Point
Wood Islands
Content-Cape Bear

Public Lighthouses

Seven Prince Edward Island historic Lighthouses are open to visitors during the summer months.
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Decommissioned Lighthouses

26 Older PEI lighthouses have been decommissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard and their lights removed.
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Range Lights

There are 40 (20 pairs) of range lights in the PEI lighthouse family.
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Private Lighthouses

A dozen de-commissioned lighthouses have been purchased by private individuals or community groups.
Small Island, Bright Lights
Canada's smallest province is approximately 224 km long and ranges from 6 to 64 km wide. The deeply indented coastline stretches for 1,100 km of sand dunes and high red capes. The land surface is 5656 square km's.
With 63 lighthouses and range light buildings (approximately 35 still active aids to navigation), this averages one lighthouse for every 34 square miles, which we believe is the highest concentration of lighthouses in any province or state in North America. All but three can be easily reached by car, and two of those can be photographed from shore.