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

Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr, Rocky Point, PE C0A 1H2 | View on Map
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One of the best-kept secrets on Prince Edward Island’s South Shore, Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is located across the harbour from Charlottetown. Steeped in history, this peaceful place has strong spiritual connections to the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaq Islanders) who have inhabited this island since time immemorial. It is also the setting of a lasting friendship between the Mi’kmaq and the French and of the tragic realities of the Acadian deportation following the arrival of the British. Explore the trail network with more than 6 km of paths through meadows, wooded areas, and along the shoreline. With countless spaces perfect for picnics, superb views of the Charlottetown Harbour and a fascinating new outdoor exhibit, there are lots of reasons to add this place to your itinerary.

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