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Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada

191 Hache Gallant Lane Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island Canada, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 5V6 , Canada
902-566-7626
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Charlottetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Barrie, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A very interesting place to wander about and learn of the plight of the Acadians. There is also a great view of the Charlottetown harbour.

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Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Very nice trail with great water views and overview of Charlottetown from the opposite side of the harbor. Walk far enough to see both lighthouses (yes, there are two), which is probably about a 2-mile loop (quite level, easy walking). Good place to just hang out on a nice day. Very nice short outside exhibits talking about the takeover by... More

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Ontario CANADA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We never intended to go to this site but just happened to stop by on the way to the Confederation Bridge. It is a very nice trail along the shoreline with a number of plaques and information boards about the early settlers in the area. There is an interpretive centre as well but it was early morning and had not... More

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Guelph, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was our first stop in PEI. Gorgeous views of the sea and Charlottetown. Not busy at all which was great!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A nice place to get out and stretch your legs. After just a short walk you will get some nice views of the harbour and a lighthouse. The facilities however were closed.

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Cornwall, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a nice park, in every way. There are trails, beach, and parkland. Unfortunately, the interpretive centre has been closed for years, and the benches along the trails are.....um......."unsittable", for avian reasons. Picnic tables, same problem. Very scenic view of the harbour and downtown Charlottetown in the distance. 20 minutes from North River causeway. Keeps the crowds down, so... More

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Port-Daniel, Qc
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

There is a fantastic view of Charlottetown, but that's about it. We were there in mid July and all the facilities were closed. There was a picnic table and a few benches. There were a few walking trails, but some didn't really take you to see anything. There was a monument to the Acadiens who were deported, but sadly it... More

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chennai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

On a beautiful day, it is imperative that you spend a few hours driving out to this park and wandering around, seeing the spectacular views and scenery, hiking the trails and dipping toes in the bay. At the same time, it is shocking to read the monuments with the history of the fort and the area etched in stone (literally).... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Wonderful place to walk and beautiful view great place to watch the big cruise ships coming and going to Charlottetown harbor

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Plymouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Helpful,informative staff. Several easy trails to walk with wonderful views. Mosquitoes too friendly

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