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Stratford, PEI

Stratford is located in Queens County, across the Hillsborough River from the Capital city of Charlottetown. Originally known as Bunbury, the town was renamed Stratford in 1913.

In the late 1700s, area lands were granted to officers of the British army (many of whom fought in the US War of Independence), who established farms and settlements. The town was officially founded in 1765 by Captain Samuel Holland, a British army engineer who was responsible for the surveying and mapping of the island. Holland named the area Bunbury after the Earl of Bunbury, a British politician and personal friend.

In the early 1800s, the town became an important port for exporting the island’s agricultural products including potatoes, oats, and beef. The town also became a hub for shipbuilding and fishing, and had a collection of of wharves and fish-processing plants operating along the town’s waterfront.

The town was renamed  Stratford in 1913 to honor the birthplace of William Shakespeare in England, hoping to broaden its tourism appeal.  In 1995, the town was officially incorporated as a municipality.

Stratford Attractions

Tea Hill Beach

Tea Hill Park, 45 Tea Hill Park Road, Stratford, PE

This beautiful beach has great views of the Northumberland Strait and is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. It has picnic tables, washrooms, and  a playground.

Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club

167 Kinlock Road, Stratford, PE
(902) 566-5542

This 18-hole championship golf course is set on rolling hills with views of the Charlottetown Harbour and hasa driving range, practice green, and clubhouse.

Stratford Town Centre

Phone: (902) 569-7711. Address: 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE. Website:
This shopping center features a variety of stores and services, including a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, and specialty shops. There is also a large parking lot with plenty of spaces for visitors.

Tea Hill Park

46 Tea Hill Park Road, Stratford, PE
(902) 569-1995

Tea Hill Park  has walking trails, a playground, a splash pad, picnic areas, and sports fields. It’s also the site of many community events including the annual Stratford Winter Carnival

Glen Afton Golf Club

4608 Route 19, Stratford, PE
(902) 569-2255

This 9-hole golf course is located on the banks of the West River and offers scenic views of the countryside. The course has a driving range and putting green, and clubhouse with licensed restaurant and patio.

Stratford Farmers’ Market

234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, PE

This seasonal market offers fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, and other local products from vendors in the area. It is held on Saturdays from June to October at the Stratford Town Centre.

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