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

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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr | Rocky Point, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-675-2220
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This is a lovely, quiet park with pleasant walking trails and a view of Charlottetown. It would be nice if there were a visitor centre, with a little more information about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Riverview, Canada

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Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a lovely, quiet park with pleasant walking trails and a view of Charlottetown. It would be nice if there were a visitor centre, with a little more information about the history of the fort (there are information kiosks), and a place to purchase drinks, etc. There are washrooms, and they were clean. I would like to go back... More 

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HSV AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful and serene park with wonderful views, trails, and interpretive signage. Great place to explore and learn a little more about the history and the area. Plus great views of Charlottetown harbor!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I found this by accident when driving the Red Sands Shore Coastal Drive. There are a few plaques telling some history about the area and Acadian presence on the Island. It looks over the Charlottetown harbor and offers lovely views of red cliffs and a lighthouse towards the ocean. Fantastic place for a picnic or spending some time with family... More 

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Markham, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A must-see if you are in Prince Edward Island. Please check it out and take a lot of photos here You will not be disappointed

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Not more than 30 minutes from Charlottetown, this is a scenic oasis as well as important historic site. Although the visitor center was closed (budget cuts?), the site was well maintained. The original fort and settlement of Charlottetown, the site also tells the story of the more than 3000 Acadiens deported in the 1750s from this area. The fort is... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The information centre was closed and the plaques were falling apart. It does offer a nice view of Charlottetown but that's about it. Even the fort itself is gone. It's fine if you're driving by but I definitely wouldn't make a special trip here.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This location was not crowded (it was not a particularly nice day - very light rain and cloudy) but there was limited information available about the site which we happened across while driving past on the coastal scenic route. It offers a view of the Charlottetown harbour and entrance to Northhumberland Strait. There are a few walking trails and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I spent a few hours walking through the area looking for treasures and learning about the past. There isn't much to the park but a nice view and a quiet, clean area to take it all in from.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is not much to see at the Port/Fort although it played a pivotal role in the settlement of Prince Edward Island. It is interesting to stand and think about what took place there. There is a beautiful view of both Charlottetown and out into the Northumberland Strait. There also great walking trails with very few people on them.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The reading tour was good and there is nice views of Charlottetown and the Harbour. It is a nice monument to old Acadia.

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