Friends of Elmira
The Friends of Elmira Railway Museum Inc. is a nonprofit, community-based organization, committed to providing cultural attractions in Eastern Kings, PEI including guided tours at East Point Lighthouse and tours and train rides at Elmira Railway Museum. The Board consists of a group of committed and dedicated community volunteers who have a vision for the continuation of cultural tourism in the Eastern PEI region.
Friends of Elmira Board is an equal opportunity employer who hire 8-10 local adults/students to oversee the day-to-day operations of the lighthouse and the miniature train. The staff is provided with on-the-job training to allow them to offer all visitors the friendly & welcoming service that Islanders are known for, while ensuring that all safety measures are met at both locations.
The Tourism season on PEI is very short and somewhat competitive, with every business seeking its share of the market. The mandate of Friends of Elmira is to encourage and support the growth of tourism in our area and enhance the economic impact that it provides to our local restaurants, cafes, shops, accommodations, and other destinations. We welcome visitors to wind their way along the Points East Coastal Drive and enjoy the breath-taking views and attractions on their journey to the Eastern tip of our beautiful island.
Friends of Elmira is a community based, non-profit organization committed to providing cultural tourism attractions in Eastern Kings, Prince Edward Island (PEI) by providing:
1) guided tours of the East Point Lighthouse
2) train rides on the miniature trains at Elmira Railway Museum.
The Friends of Elmira have the vision of being community leaders in cultural tourism and incorporate
3 main values in their decision making:
– Community spirit
– Honesty and transparency
– Cooperation and commitment
“The Friends of Elmira Railway Museum Inc.” board members are committed to collecting, persevering and interpreting the history of Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse”.