Marine Rail Historical Park

Marine Rail Historical Park

Marine Rail Historical Park
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This park is adjacent to the Prince Edward Island end of the Confederation Bridge, which is the longest bridge in Canada. There is a small museum here, which tells you about the history of the railway line and boat service which used to be the connection between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick before the bridge was built. There are also toilets.
Written October 28, 2023
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL14,526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Located just north of Confederation Bridge is the delightful free Marine Rail Park on the right side. There are several easy ways to get there, but basically you will end up on Borden Avenue.

Marine Rail Park is where the railroad once met the ships to carry them across Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick. The last passenger trains ended in 1968. It is also where the steamships would drop off their passengers. This process went on for many years until the bridge was finally completed in 1997.

The park provides an excellent photo shoot of the bridge. There is also a depot with clean bathrooms. A train car is also on display. The Quartermaster memorial was constructed honoring all those people that worked to transport people and ships. A lighthouse was also constructed which makes a good photo op too.

There is plenty of grass to have your kids run around. It also makes a good area for your dog to have some room too. Maybe a 20-minute stop is all what you need to enjoy this historic Prince Edward Island spot. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written September 4, 2023
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Mike E
Tampa, FL633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A good place to see the Confederation Bridge and tour a small museum of the history of crossings before the bridge existed.
Written September 2, 2023
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Natalie H
Toronto, Canada181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Small park. Has a lighthouse, some play boat structure, a memorial, a red rail road car, some rail road tracks and an information centre.

Great views of the Confederation Bridge though. Can take some pretty good photos of the bridge here.
Written June 19, 2023
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Good spot for views of Confederations Bridge. Great spot for photos, you can take lot of different angles of photos to include bridge, lighthouse and historic railway station.
Good spot for photos
Written December 19, 2022
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Lets_Cruise_13
Ottawa, Canada1,435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
In early afternoon of Sunday August 28th, 2022, while crossing the Confederation Bridge, we decided to stop at the Marine Rail Historical Park of the Town of Borden Carleton near the foot of the Bridge. As you walk under the Park’s Iron Gate you come across a large cement display that was dedicated to the Park’s various Sponsors. Also decorated in a flowery display is a commemorative monument to the old ferries and train serving this area before the Bridge was built. Finally, the red and white Port Borden Range Rear Lighthouse, and beside it the flowery “P.E.I.” letters in full bloom. In the background, you can admire a large section of multi-span concrete piers that support the 11-meter-wide Confederation Bridge that carries the Trans-Canada Highway. My wife and I enjoyed this PEI scenic stopover and would rate it as five stars.
Written November 29, 2022
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
What a fabulous view of Confederation Bridge. Stopped here for a bathroom break and to take some photos which came out beautifully. When you are on the bridge you can’t get its beauty but here you can.
Written July 24, 2022
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Marine Rail Park provides a good vantage point of the Confederation Bridge, so of course I had to get some pics here before venturing onwards.
Written March 6, 2020
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bigdoubled71
London, Canada3,092 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Marine Rail Historical Park is a great place to view the confederation bridge and Port Borden Lighthouse. It is an interesting stop to find out about the Pei railway and marine history. Worth a quick stop.
Written August 29, 2019
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Annette B
United States625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Interesting little stop to find out a little about PEI railway and marine history, take photos (bridge, lighthouse, maritime statue etc) and shop in the gift shop. An old box car and some railroad tracks are out front.
Written July 6, 2019
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