Located only about 3 km down the road from 81 simpson Rd. New Glasgow, the PEI Ferry has become a memorable anchor point to help locate visitors to this area of the country. Before the Confederation bridge, the only access point for vehicles traveling to PEI (Ile St. Jean) would have to pass by this place before heading out onto the Northumberland Strait.(La Mer Rouge) Viewed from this google satellite image the passage over the strait can be seen as a now antiquated means of arriving to the now 365 day accessible island. However because of this, the ferry has become a sustaining icon of the once remote refuge of Prince Edward Island. Passage on the Ferry can be attained either by driving onto the large ship or by walking on board for a day trip across to enjoy the beautiful seascape between Nova Scotia(Acadie) and PEI(Ile St. Jean).
In one way Caribou Harbour has become a new tourist destination for those wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape and ocean.