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“History and Views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada

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 #22 of 29 Attractions in Charlottetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Plymouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“History and Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

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

Mosquitoes too friendly

Visited July 2012
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Paradise Valley, Alberta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Worth the drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The site is not located in Charlottetown, but is a short drive south of the city . There are trails to walk with monuments or information boards to tell the story of this site. The staff are in the building and are well informed. There are bathroom facilities.

Visited July 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very quiet and scenic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Beatiful views of at the Charlottetown harbour and Northumberland Strait. Very quiet, lots of hiking traiils. Trails were easy to walk in. Lots of information on the history of Port-la-Joye Fort Amherst. Informative plaques. Well worth the trip. The informative centre was closed, not certain if it was the time we were there or under construction. There are picnic tables there, quite beautiful.

Visited June 2012
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Courtenay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stopped here for an afternoon, hiked around for a couple of hours, lots of great trails - the crushed gravel type, very easy to walk on and wide. Great views over the water, little patches of woods and lots of historical information plaques to read up on the history of the area. Well worth the trip - the info centre area wasn't open yet for the season but even without it, it was a great stop.

Visited May 2012
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PEI
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31 attraction reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Scenic and quiet... true PEI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

A terrific photo op! Great views of Charlottetown harbour and the Northumberland Strait. Time your visit right and see the cruise ships pass by seemingly within arm's reach. (Ship arrival and departure times are posted in the local paper.) Gentle walking trails and some fine beach-combing at low tide. The interpretive centre doesn't offer much and is usually closed or under construction, but the grounds and trails are well maintained, complete with plaques providing interesting history and maps. The mounding that remains from the fort provides an excellent, natural play area for kids. Bring a picnic -- or a kite if it's windy -- and enjoy a beautiful PEI day.

Visited September 2011
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