Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary - Historic Places Days

Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary

Montague, Prince Edward Island
7096 Commercial Rd, Montague, PE C0A 1R0, Canada
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Daily 7am-8pm

Harvey Moore (1916-1960) is recognized as one of PEI’s first naturalists. He purchased this 46.5 hectare natural area in 1949 with a vision to create a safe staging area for migrating waterfowl and to provide safe habitat for resident wildlife. He achieved this by building a barrier dam in the river which runs through the property creating the two large ponds that remain today. The ponds provide favourable nesting habitat for waterfowl including Canada geese, mallard, northern pintail and black duck. The presence of North American beaver is quite evident throughout the woodland, along with many other PEI mammals such as the red fox, Eastern coyote and snowshoe hare. Songbirds, herons, grouse, owls and other raptors can often be seen and heard along the trails offering many opportunities to test your photography skills. Recreational fishing is a favourite pastime and avid botanists will find a delightful representation of many of the Island’s native plants, shrubs, and tree species. Visitors are welcome to the explore the site using the low to moderate difficulty trails. The 3.0km of looped trail can be split into two shorter trails. The trail system winds around the ponds and wetland, through mixed forest, spruce thickets and larch stands, and over the Sturgeon River. Trail Rules: Stay on the trail Dogs on leash Clean up after your pets Do not litter No motorized vehicles permitted Trail Authority: Southeast Environmental Association 41 Wood Islands Hill Ph: (902) 838-3351, email: sea@pei.aibn.com website: www.seapei.org The Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary is owned and operated by the Southeast Environmental Association. Donations and other support can be directed to: http://seapei.org/make-a-donation Thank-you and enjoy our trails!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly


7096 Commercial Rd, Montague, PE C0A 1R0, Canada
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