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Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr | Rocky Point, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-675-2220
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Very nice walk to imagine where the fort once stood

This is a nice park, with well laid out trails and beautiful scenery. There are nice vistas looking out over the water, and a lot of information about the sights were the fort... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
Sabenat
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Williams Lake, Canada

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Oxford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visited for Port-La-Joye-Fort Amherst for a great afternoon of walking the trails and learning about the local history. The visitor centre is the place to start for a map and some information about the site. Be sure to check out the Blockhouse Lighthouse while in the area! It looks like Parks Canada has recently updated the site, which is... More 

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Williams Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a nice park, with well laid out trails and beautiful scenery. There are nice vistas looking out over the water, and a lot of information about the sights were the fort once stood.

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Thank Sabenat
Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

While friends were visiting from Texas, I took them to Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst for them to see and read up on the history of the French and British that fought for the land across the Charlottetown Harbour. There are lots of plaques on the grounds and inside the museum to read, where you will get a great history lesson.... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

As descendants of Michel Hache Gallant, we were so excited to visit such an important part of our history. A wonderful place to walk in our ancestors' footsteps!

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Thank Martine H
British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nice park and trails. Clean washrooms. Enjoyed exploring - beautiful scenery. There were tons of jellyfish on the beach and in the water - very interesting. Nice view of Charlottetown.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

very nice for a walk. you can see Charlottetown harbour. You can see some range house and also walk along a little beach. very nice

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P.E.I.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Coordinate your visit as a cruise ship leaves or exits the harbour, it feel like it is feet away from you. Acres and Acres of grass, trails and shoreline to explore.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is one great history site over looking the Capital city where the Father's of Confederation sailed in past when coming to the Charlottetown Confiderances in the 1800's. Where you can read historial information and tour the fort iteself and take in sepecial event there that are held there during the year.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This park is located across the harbor from Charlottetown, and is the location of a no-longer-existent fort. The outline of the foundation is on the top of a knoll overlooking the entrance to the harbor. It's a beautiful setting, with trails, colorful cliffs on the water, and lots of history.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a good place to go to for a couple hours. It has interesting information, along with nice views of Charlottetown. It also has a few trails with some lighthouses, that also have beautiful views of the countryside, and water.

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