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Address: 191 Hache Gallant Dr, Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island C0A 1H2, Canada
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Beautiful views of the harbor - from interesting historical site

As our Charlottetown, PEI port of call was drawing to a close, we 6 solo travelers happened upon Port-la-Joye, a park that celebrates the rich military and cultural history in a... read more

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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As our Charlottetown, PEI port of call was drawing to a close, we 6 solo travelers happened upon Port-la-Joye, a park that celebrates the rich military and cultural history in a beautiful, spacious, reflective park setting. There are walkways along the water's edge and signage that reflects the history of the area. Look off to the upper left of you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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682 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This might seem a bit out of place as there is very little military history in PEI, but these remains of an old fort (mostly just Earthen mounds) also serve as one of the best vantage points for looking over Charlottetown. An interesting place to visit, but the drive is a bit long by island standards.

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Thank Edward W
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The walkway and stunning views of water are spectacular and refreshing for the soul! When you get off the cruise, this is better than any excursion you might take!

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Thank seapadre
Blind River, Canada
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160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Although there are no buildings here, it is a place with much history. The signage for the fort and the deportation of thousands from Ile Saint-Jean is thoroughly documented. The site overlooks the harbour and the cruise ships can be seen at Charlottetown. There is a path along the water that takes you by one of the rangelights and another... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I recommend this as a place of beauty and quiet - picnic and trail-walk. Read up on he history. French - English - local Indians fought some significant battles here and very interesting historical things relating to the French / English squabbles over the control of the New Country which became CANADA.

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Thank Tom S
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were biking for a few days on PEI and needed a destination from our Charlottetown stay. We did't want to tackle Route 1 on a bike so drove to Argyle Shores Provincial Park to start our ride.. it was a 15 mile ride to the fort and the views of the town were quite impressive. Plus great signage to... More 

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cornwall, ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stumbled across this lovely place near our rental cottage and spent a great afternoon checking out the nearby light house, swimming at the beach, and walking on the gorgeous gravel paths. Loved that the distances were well marked so you could choose how far you wanted to walk. Unbeatable views, no crowds, washroom facilities.

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Thank arlonipper
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It was a truly perfect day at the Fort with my wife, son, daughter-in-law and 3 month old granddaughter. Well marked walking trails with very good signage explaining what we were seeing. I thought that I was reasonably knowledgeable about this particular geographic area and its history but I now see that wasn't the case. Tremendously helpful and knowledgeable staff... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We stopped here, really, by accident and what a beautiful spot with a fantastic view of Charlottown and the neck of Charlottetown Harbour. The tourist center is also open so you can get some brochures and use the clean washrooms if necessary. I will post pictures to give you a birds eye view. Enjoy the history lesson on such peaceful... More 

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I never saw this in my history books. I wish I could have gotten a fact sheet about this area. I found it fascinating. The area lighthouses were beautiful. I wonder what tales they would speak if they could talk.

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