This lovely self-guided site boasts a wonderful system of trails, varying in length, over a total span of 5 kilometers. The trails are all graded as "easy" and are complete with interpretive panels for you to explore at your leisure. Washrooms are open in lower parking area and reception and orientation is offered daily from 9am- 5pm at the visitor reception centre from July 1 - August 31.
NOTICE: While the grounds of Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst National Historic Site are open year round, between mid-October and mid-June each year, the washroom facilities are closed and the trails are not maintained.
During this time, Parks Canada will continue to clear snow from the entrance road and the parking area near the multi-purpose building, but Parks Canada will not be monitoring the site. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no emergency service provided by Parks Canada.
Visitors can continue to explore and enjoy the site by visiting the historic grounds and using the trails. Anyone exploring the national historic site in winter is reminded that they are responsible for their own safety and should be sure to properly prepare and plan for their trip, taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves from inclement weather and potential natural hazards.
We hope that you will continue to experience our country's great natural and cultural heritage through visits to Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst National Historic Site as well as to other national historic sites and national parks that Parks Canada is proud to protect and present for all time. For more information, please call 902-566-7050.
In 2016, the grounds and trails will be maintained and the washrooms in the lower parking area will be open from June 17 to October 17.