The town of Alberton is located in Prince County on the northwest shore of the Island. It was incorporated in 1913 and has a population of just over 1,100 people. Alberton is known as the Heart of West Prince and has all the services a traveler may require including a 22-unit motel. In 1878 the Alberton Court House was built, which is now home to the Alberton Museum and Genealogy Centre. The building is a National Historic site and a Designated Provincial Historic site.
The town of Alberton proudly displays its past through a series of murals depicting business, culture and events that have kept this fishing/farming/business community pulsating for more than a century.
Just minutes from Alberton visitors will find the thriving fishing wharf at Northport Harbour. Northport is a lively place for tourists with a waterside hotel, restaurant, marina and gift shop. Watch for the amazing site of a Giant Bluefin tuna being landed at the dock in season.
Alberton and Northport are located in the North Cape Coastal Drive region.