Crapaud, PEI

Crapaud is a small village about 30 minutes west of Charlottetown, about halfway to the Confederation Bridge along Highway 1, and named for the French word for toad, “crapaud.”

Crapaud dates was settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants in the early 1800s, who farmed its fertile land. By 1847, the first post office was established in Crapaud, and by the early 1900s the town was home to several general stores, blacksmiths, and a hotel, as well as a railway station to  connect to other parts of the island.

The Crapaud Exhibition was founded in 1912 and is the oldest agricultural fair in Prince Edward Island. The fair features livestock exhibits, live music, and various other activities.

Crapaud Attractions

Crapaud Exhibition

PO Box 153 · 20569 Trans Canada Highway · Crapaud, PE · C0A 1J0
902-393-8698 (Seasonal)

The Crapaud Exhibition is the oldest agricultural fair in Prince Edward Island and features a variety of activities such as livestock exhibits, live music, and a midway. It is held annually in mid-August.

Victoria Playhouse: The Victoria Playhouse is a professional theatre company that presents a variety of shows and events throughout the year, including plays, concerts, and comedy shows. The theatre is located in the nearby town of Victoria-by-the-Sea.


Island Hill Farm

​#351 Route 225, Hampshire, PE  C0A 1Y0

Island Hill Farm is a family-owned and operated farm that offers visitors the chance to experience farm life first-hand. Visitors can interact with the farm’s animals, go on a wagon ride, and enjoy a variety of other activities.

South Shore Beaches

The South Shore of Prince Edward Island is known for its beautiful beaches, and Crapaud is located just a short drive away from some of the island’s best. Some popular beaches in the area include Victoria-by-the-Sea Beach, Argyle Shore Provincial Park, and Tea Hill Beach.

Crapaud, PEI Area Map