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Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site


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 the 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.

Featured Activities

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

Celebrate Acadian National Feast Day!

Date: August 14, 2016, 11am-4pm
Location: Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Join the festivities including the celebration of Mi’kmaq and Acadian culture as well as historical vignettes. Enjoy Acadian stories with Noella Richard or spend time in our children’s activity tent! There will be free and fun activities for the whole family, including a yoga session, a tintamarre parade, and traditional Acadian music! Don’t forget to pack a picnic, chairs and sunscreen! For more details and a full schedule click here.

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1-877-RESERVE (737- 3783)

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