Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst

Rocky Point, Prince Edward Island
191 Haché Galant Drive, Rocky Point, ÎLe-du-Prince-Édouard, C0A 1H2
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9am - 5pm July & August
(902) 675-2220

A prize in the struggle between France and Britain for control of North America and home to Mi’kmaq for over 10,000 years, this harbour saw the arrival of 300 French colonists and in 1720, Port-la-Joye was established.
Skmaqn, known as “the waiting place” in Mi’kmaq, this is the site where a Grand Alliance was forged between the Mi’kmaq and French – one of only two locations in North America where this was celebrated annually with speeches, gifting and feasting.  Enjoy “one of the most beautiful harbours that the eye can behold” while exploring trails, interpretive panels, monuments, Mi’kmaq interpretive programming, and Fort Amherst’s earthworks and stunning vistas.


  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


191 Haché Galant Drive, Rocky Point, ÎLe-du-Prince-Édouard, C0A 1H2
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