Tyne Valley is the market centre on the western shores of Malpeque Bay. Port Hill and Bideford are neighbouring towns named for two similarly situated towns in Devonshire England. The nearby Lennox Island First Nation reservation was designated by treaty in 1876, after PEI entered Confederation.
Annual Events & Festivals
The Shipbuilding Museum in Port Hill hosts annual events including Canada Day; Seniors’ Garden Party, July 13; Concert on the Green, July 21 and Aug 11; Kid’s Day, July 31; Blueberry Social, Aug 18. Weekly events: Tuesday Evening Kitchen Chatters, Thursday Evening Sea Shanties or Ghost Stories, and Look Back and Learn, a children’s program every Mon, Wed and Fri afternoon.
Tyne Valley Attractions
Shipbuilding Museum & Historic Yeo House
Port Hill, Rte 12, west of Summerside
(located in Green Park Provincial Park)
(902) 831-7947; off-season (902) 368-6600; fax (902) 831-7944/368-6608;
The museum includes an interpretive centre which traces the history of shipbuilding during the 1800s. Includes a recreated shipyard and the restored Victorian residence of ship owner James Yeo Jr. Gift shop on site. Open June-Sept, daily. Admission fee. Group and school tour rates.