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Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site

Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site is located on Route 19 in Rocky Point, 40 km west of Charlottetown and 55 km east of Borden-Carleton. The site is open year-round for self-guided tours and washroom facilities are open from mid-June to early autumn.  

Plan to spend a few hours exploring the site, interpretive panels and walking trails offering stunning views of Charlottetown Harbour. Special events include Acadian National Feast Day each August.

Hours of operation

hours of operation

How to get there

How to get there


How to get here


191 Haché Gallant Drive
Rocky Point PE C0A 1H2


Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst is located on Route 19. Follow Route #1 the Trans Canada Highway west from Charlottetown to Cornwall. Follow Route 19 for approximately 15 km.

Parking is available on site.

The grounds provide visitors with a panoramic view of Charlottetown and surrounding areas.

GPS Coordinates
63 8' 7.937" W
46 11' 43.583" N

Free admission. Other fees still apply.

Facilities and services

Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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