One of the best hidden gems on Prince Edward Island, Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is located across the harbour from Charlottetown on the Island’s south shore. This is a place steeped in history with a strong spiritual connection for the Mi’kmaq, Prince Edward Island’s Indigenous people. It is the setting of a lasting friendship between the Mi’kmaq and the French, and also of the tragic realities of the Acadian deportation following the arrival of the British.
Visitors love Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst for its peaceful atmosphere, the stunning harbour views, and the more than 6 km of trails just ripe for exploration. Pack a lunch and your favourite walking shoes and spend a day on the paths to the past.
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