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Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Dates of Operation: January 1 - December 31, 2023

Location Off Rte 19

Contact [email protected] 902-566-7050 (T) 1-888-773-8888 (Toll-free)

Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Amenities & Accreditations

Partially Accessible
Cyclists Welcome
Open Off-Season
Bilingual service - 24 hours

About this Property

See what compelled Louis Denys de La Ronde to write in 1721, "...Port-la-Joye, one of the most beautiful harbours that the eye can behold." Walk the Old Harbour Path and discover the rich history of settlement, conflict and change during the struggle for control of North America and learn about the importance of this site to French, Mi'kmaq and British history. The site also offers an extensive trail system, engaging learning programs and a truly unique picnic experience on the grounds of the old fort with spectacular views of Charlottetown. Visitor Reception Centre open daily July 1-August 31.</p>

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