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Ufology Event

Beam me up Scotty! There’s aliens here!

Come to Wood Islands Market on Saturday June 1st for PEI Ufology event, upstairs in the Plough the Waves Hall. Admission is by donation and goes to support the Wood Islands Lighthouse Revitalization project.

Presented by David Ross with guest Jim Lawrence a MUFON investigator from New Brunswick. Share your own island UFO experience and hear about others. There will be door prizes and refreshments.

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Yardsale Registration now live

One of the biggest events hosted every year by the Wood Islands and Area Development Corp. is the Annual 70 Mile Coastal Yardsale. People come from all over to sell their wares or to travel the coastal roads and shop for bargains.

We know you have all been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to register and secure your spot for this big event, and registration is now open! We apologize for the later start this year as we oriented new staff in the planning of this big event. 

All registrations must be done online on our registrations page. Registration is quick and easy with our new online forms. If you need help filling them out or don\’t have access to internet, you can contact us and we\’ll help you get registered. 

As before, there will be lots of vendors onsite at the Wood Islands Market and you can see who they are on our Community Site Map. The Eastern Graphic will be publishing an insert with the map in September. You\’ll also be able to find the vendors on our Google Map which will be updated with vendors as the registrations come in. 

The planning of an event this big wouldn\’t be possible without the hard work of staff and many volunteers. But our success each year is thanks to you, the community, for your participation as well as the sponsors who contribute to this event. 

We can\’t wait to see you out there! 

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Canada Day!

What better way to celebrate Canada Day than to enjoy the small piece of Canada near you! Come down to Wood Islands Market and Wood Islands Lighthouse to enjoy the scenery, walk the trail or visit our local businesses.

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The Wood Islands Liquor store and Commissary is open on Canada Day from 10 am to 5:30 pm for you to grab some beer, spirits or wine for your BBQ. We also have salty snacks, salsa, jams, chocolate bars and cheese. Need that last minute item for you BBQ? We also have other essentials like bug repellant, toys for the kids, charcoal and ice.

The Sweet Factory has an assortment of candy, hand made fudge, and ice cream. Grab a frosty cone and stroll around the grounds or explore the trail.

Looking for something to do with the kids? Tour the lighthouse! The lighthouse is chock full of things to see. Learn about the history of the island lighthouses, rum runners, fishing industry, sea glass, the burning ship legend and life in a lighthouse. Interactive displays for the kids like learning to tie a variety of knots. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and view the magnificence of the ocean. Bring a picnic lunch to have while enjoying the scenery. Washrooms available on site.

Have a Happy Canada Day and support our local businesses!

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Summer\’s almost here!

Those days of sun and blooming things are upon us. Need to get out of the house or just need a change of scene, join us at Wood Islands Market.

The Whistle Stop Restaurant is now open and in full swing. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Meet some friends and grab a bite, or pick up some dinner and give yourself a break. Check out their menu this year and you are bound to find something that appeals to your tastebuds.

The Sweet Factory is back, daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with their wide assortment of bulk candy that will stir up nostalgic memories of those delights you loved as a kid. Or have some delicious hand made fudge, or an ice cream cone.

Having guests for dinner? Need something to drink to go with it? Wood Islands Market Liquor Store has a wide assortment of wines, ice cold beer and assorted spirits.  Open:
Sat May 20th, and May 25th-27th  10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sun May 21st and May 28th noon to 5:00 pm
Starting June 1st regular season hours will resume Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sun noon to 5:00 pm.

The Wood Islands Lighthouse will be open May 29th. Wander through the extensive museum, or take some pictures of the beautiful view of the water and watch the boats come and go. The lighthouse gift shop, full of treasures hand crafted by our local artisans, is sure to have that special gift you might be looking for.

The trail is always open with a winding path that meanders past a pond from Wood Islands Market to Douses Road. Enjoy a little of what the Japanese tout as a therapy called \’Forest Bathing\’ and let nature take your stress away for awhile. Bring your birding book and see how many species you can spot. Exercise at a jogging pace or just a leisurely stroll, while you breathe deeply the salt air and find your center.

Got an electric car? Why not charge your car while you snack on some fries or a burger from the Whistle Stop Restaurant and enjoy the sounds of nature.

Wood Islands Market is the place to go!

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