A small fishing village located on the north central coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada, North Rustico lies 20 miles from Charlottetown, the provincial capital and largest city.
What Is North Rustico Known For?
The town of North Rustico is known for its annual Canada Day celebration on July 1st which swells the town from 670 to 10,000 people. It is a popular place for second homeowners and attracts many visitors due to its proximity to the entrance of Prince Edward Island National Park, in addition to its role as the setting for Anne of Green Gables. Lobster fishing and tourism are the main industries.
A Quick Guide to North Rustico
North Rustico Beach & North Rustico Harbour Trail: North Rustico Beach & North Rustico Harbour Trail is a west-facing, public red sand beach that connects to a well-maintained boardwalk that leads back into town.
Farmer's Bank of Rustico & Doucet House: Side-by-side buildings of a former bank and residence have been turned into museums known as Farmer's Bank of Rustico & Doucet House. The bank operated between 1864 and 1894. The museum tells the story of the island’s settlement and the bank’s role in the Acadian settler’s survival. The Doucet House is one of the oldest in the province and has been decorated with 19th century Acadian artifacts.
Prince Edward Island National Park: A long, but narrow coastal park made of beaches, erosion cliffs and grassy dunes, Prince Edward Island National Park extends along the Gulf of St. Lawrence for nearly 25 miles. The park contains 15 east walking trails and is essentially divided into an east and west end, as it is naturally bifurcated by Rustico Bay.
Popular Destinations Near North Rustico
Green Gables Heritage Place & Avonlea Village: Literature brought to life in the house that served as Anne of Green Gables’ home, visitors can tour the Green Gables Heritage Place and wander the grounds and Lover’s Lane. The house has been restored and decorated to look just like the descriptions in the books. Plus, Avonlea Village is the most charming shopping area with the same theme for “Anne with an E.”
St. Dunstan’s Basilica: A 100-year old NeoGothic cathedral in downtown Charlottetown, St. Dunstan’s Basilica serves as the diocese of Prince Edward Island and is recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada. Impressive both outside and in, it’s worth a stop if you’re travelling nearby.
Best Neighborhoods in North Rustico
North Rustico: North Rustico’s historic Acadian architecture, wild nature, and activities like deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, walking, and biking make this a laidback place to relax while still being entertained. The seafood is fresh off the boat and the hospitality is warmer than your grandmother’s hug.
New Glasgow: Inland and on the Hunter River, the tiny town of New Glasgow is best known for shopping and golfing, though it also has a Butterfly House within the Garden of Hope.
How many rentals are available in North Rustico?
There are 25 vacation rentals available in North Rustico across several booking partners.
What is the price range for rentals in North Rustico?
Rentals in North Rustico have a price range between $64 - $118. The average price for vacation rentals in North Rustico is $91.
What is the most popular type of rental in North Rustico?
Houses are the top rental type in North Rustico, with 7 rentals currently available.