Patty Murphy

Manager, Borden-Carleton Visitor Centre


Patty Murphy

Patty was born and raised on a family-run potato farm not far from the Confederation Bridge. She spent summers at the family cottage playing on the red sand beaches of the south shore; in winters she built snow forts in the fields behind the house. She continues these traditions with her husband and two boys today. 

Where do you live in PEI?

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
Living in a small community where I know my neighbors and feel safe.

What is something people wouldn't know if they're not from the island?
Lupins are lovely colourful flowers that bloom wild in our ditches. Many locals consider them weeds, but I always keep a large bouquet in the house while they are in season.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I spend a lot of time with my family at our cottage in the summer, walking or cycling the Confederation trail and in the winter with my boys at Brookvale Ski Park. We still gather our entire extended family for dinner every Sunday at our parents’ home.

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
North Cape! The natural beauty is so unique.  Seals and fishing boats bobbing in the water; the Black Marsh Trail with amazing views of the coast; a peek at the ancient tradition of Irish Moss harvesting; and the longest natural rock reef in North America. My husband’s great grandfather was the lighthouse keeper there.