20 Lower Malpeque Road
Charlottetown, PE C1E 1R4
Phone: (902) 368-1110
Fax: (902) 368-1110
Port-la-Joye Fort Amherst Nathional Historic Site
Su to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PMPort-la-Joye Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada recognizes the first permanent European settlement on Prince Edward Island. In 1721, a French captain, newly relocated to Ile Saint-Jean (what is today Prince Edward Island) described Port-la-Joye as "one of the most beautiful harbors that the eye can behold." Today, visitors can see the grass covered ruins of this once-great community. After the Acadian deportation of 1758, a fort was commissioned at Port-la-Joye that came to be known as Fort Amherst; it was the administrative capital of Prince Edward Island for over a decade. Learn more about the rich history of the island at this designated Canada national historic site. The area also has stunning views of the bay.