Point Prim is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

But was there ever any doubt?

P.E.I.'s oldest lighthouse is joined on the list by national beauties such as Notre-Dame Basilica de Montreal, Outer Battery Village in St. John's and Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park.

"Point Prim occupies a prime perch at the end of a peninsula whose breathtaking views of the Northumberland Strait and Hillsborough Bay make it worth the trek," reads the caption.

Point Prim boasts one of Canada's few round lighthouses. It was built in 1845 based on a design by prominent architect Isaac Smith, who also designed Government House. 

See the full list on CNTraveler.com


  • Point Prim lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse on P.E.I. A previous version of this story stated it was the oldest lighthouse in Canada. According to Parks Canada, the oldest lighthouse is Canada is the Sambro Island lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
    Feb 26, 2016 10:37 AM AT