The picturesque fishing village of Victoria by the Sea is located on the southern shore of Prince Edward Island. The village was founded in 1819 by James Bardin Palmer. The village started to prosper with its three wharves and many local businesses. Due to its strategic location, it became a thriving destination for European trade.
Victoria by the Sea was once home to Prince Edward Island’s biggest tree. The American elm took first place in the P.E.I. Great Big Tree Challenge in 2010. At the time the tree was measured at 108 feet tall, 21 foot circumference with a canopy that spread for almost 130 feet. However, in October 2018 the tree was diagnosed with Dutch Elm Disease, and had to be cut down.
Over the years Victoria by the Sea has been the home of numerous businesses such as a general stores, fox farms, and a black smith. Today visitors will find an active fishing harbor, quaint local shops and restaurants, as well as beautiful views of the Victoria Harbor and the Northumberland Strait. There is lots to see and do in Victoria including:
- Victoria Playhouse, the Island’s longest running little theatre
- Victoria Seaport Museum located inside the operational Victoria lighthouse
- By the Sea Adventures, which includes kayaking, paddle boarding, and biking
- Island Chocolates
- Landmark Cafe
- Lobster Barn & Eatery
- Beachcomber’s on the Wharf
Region: South Shore
Our tours that include a site visit:
- Amazing PEI Experience Private Tour
- South Shore Magic and Confederation Bridge Private Tour
- Build Your Own North Shore Private Tour