Offering a fascinating glimpse into the early European history of Prince Edward Island, Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst is a spectacular place to spend the day. Enjoy the walking trails, open spaces, picnic areas and stunning views.
Special events include Come Fly a Kite in late June, Acadian National Feast Day in mid-August and the Acadian Remembrance Day in mid-December, which commemorates the 1758 Acadian Deportation from the Île Saint-Jean.
Trails at Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
Explore the newly-opened areas of an 18th century Acadian settlement and 19th century British farmlands, follow the Old Harbour interpretive trail to the remains of Fort Amherst and Michel Haché-Gallant’s homestead or take in the stunning views of Charlottetown from our coastal paths.
Special Events at Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
Acadian National Feast Day
Date: August 16, 2015
Location: Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site
This cultural celebration, featuring the richness of the Acadian culture as well as the historic ties between the Acadian and Mi’kmaq peoples presented in music, interpretation, and sacred ceremonies, is a free public event. Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the day!
Reserve your campsite!
1-877-RESERVE (737- 3783)