In 1803, led by Lord Selkirk, 800 Scottish Highlanders from settled in the area around Eldon and Belfast. Lord Selkirk Provincial Park overlooks Orwell Bay, across Highway 1 from the town. Eldon is a community in Queens County,  on the road from Charlottetown to Woods Islands, where the ferry takes you to the Mainland, on a 1.25 hour trip to Caribou Nova Scotia.

Eldon Attractions

Albrecht’s Daily Flea Market

RR #1, Belfast, PE, C0A 1A0
(Route 209 – 4 kms off Trans Canada Highway)
(902) 659-2020

Buy a good variety of items, new mattresses and hardware. Visa, MasterCard, Interac, and CSA are Accepted. Open Year Round, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Selkirk Settlement

At the Lord Selkirk Provincial Park, Eldon
902-659-7221

Founded by Thomas Douglas, Fifth Earl of Selkirk, 800 settlers arrived here in 1803 aboard the Polly, Dykes and Oughton. Together with earlier immigrants from the Highlands and Hebrides, the Selkirk Settlers established an enduring Scottish tradition in Prince Edward Island.

Lord Selkirk Provincial Park

Off TransCanada Highway. 2 km east of Eldon.
The park hosts many events with a Celtic flavour and the view from the cliffs is captivating. The beach, while not suitable for swimming, is ideal for strolls and clam digging. Lord Selkirk offers many popular community facilities such as a swimming pool, miniature golf, playground, walking trails, camping and the nine-hole Belfast Highland Greens golf course. Lord Selkirk Park exudes Scottish atmosphere thosting a series of Friday night variety concerts which feature traditional music by local artists and entertainers. The park also hosts the Annual Highland Games which include dance competitions, bagpipe and fiddle music, and sporting events such as caber toss, shot putt and log toss. Open June 1 – September 28

Belfast Mini Mills

1820 Garfield Road, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0
902-659-2202.
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This unique attraction offers tours of a working fiber mill, where visitors can see how wool and other fibers are turned into yarn and other products.

Orwell Corner Historic Village

2 Orwell Corner Road, Orwell, PE C0A 2E0
1 902-651-8515
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This living history museum offers a glimpse into life in rural Prince Edward Island in the 1800s. Visitors can see historic buildings, demonstrations of traditional crafts and skills, and even take a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Belfast Highland Games

1820 Garfield Road, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0,
902-659-2794
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Held annually in early August, the Belfast Highland Games celebrate Scottish heritage with traditional games, music, dancing, and more.

The Chuckwagon Farm Market

2978 Route 3, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0
902-659-2242
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This family-owned market offers fresh produce, baked goods, and local crafts, as well as a petting zoo and wagon rides.

Belfast Mini Park

3064 Route 3, Belfast, PE C0A 1A0
902-659-2255

This small park features a playground and picnic area, as well as a miniature train that kids can ride.

Belfast Highland Greens

3128 Route 207, Belfast, PE
902-659-2794
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This scenic golf course offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and Northumberland Strait

Orwell Cove Oysters

1515 Point Prim Road, Belfast, PE
02-659-2677
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Visitors can take a tour of the Orwell Cove Oysters farm and learn about the process of cultivating these prized shellfish. The tour includes a tasting of fresh oysters and other seafood delicacies.

Point Prim Lighthouse

2147 Point Prim Road, Belfast, PE
902-659-2790
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Located nearby is the Point Prim Lighthouse, one of the oldest on Prince Edward Island. Visitors can climb to the top for stunning views of the coast and surrounding countryside.

Eldon, PEI Area Map