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Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site


Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site is a historic building located within spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park.  Built in the late 1800s as the summer home of a wealthy oil tycoon, Dalvay-by-the-Sea has been protected by Parks Canada since 1937.

Dalvay-by-the-Sea is a fine example of a summer house in the Queen Anne Revival style. Its picturesque form is animated by a profusion of bays, gables and dormers, by contrasting colours and textures, and by the use of local materials. Typical also of the style is the welcoming central hall with its large fireplace, wood paneling and second-floor gallery. Dalvay highlights the stylishness of the Queen Anne Revival, which was favoured for Canadian domestic architecture in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.

This picturesque resort is located within Prince Edward Island National Park and is surrounded by sand dunes, Dalvay Lake and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Things To Do

Admire the magnificent architecture, rent bicycles, stroll the grounds, explore the surrounding park trails and beaches, have lunch or dinner in the dining room or simply relax in an Adirondack chair on the front lawn taking in the warm summer sun.

Stay at The Resort

During the warmer months, Dalvay-by-the-Sea is also run as a seasonal resort under a lease agreement with Parks Canada.

To make a reservation, please contact the resort directly.