Point Prim Church and Cemetery
As you head east, stop into the Croft House, Selkirk Heritage and Culture Centre in Eldon, which interprets the history of the Acadians pre-deportation in Point Prim in the Point Prim church and cemetery.
The Rollo Bay Bell
At the Pavillon de l’est community centre, they can direct you to some of the monuments and historic sites in the area and show you the famed Rollo Bay bell, also called the Acadian bell which is the most prominent French settlement artifact remaining in Prince Edward Island.
Dedicated to Acadian settlers of early 1700’s. This area was settled in the 1730s by Antoine Detcheverry and the extended Pinet family who are ancestors of the Cheveries. The historical marker was erected at a family reunion in 1993.
Head north to Rustico, the oldest Acadian settlement in Prince Edward Island. You can easily spend a half day in the Rustico area visiting the Farmers bank Museum, the Doucet House, Saint-Augustin church and the lovely trails and scenery in the area.
Acadian Odyssey Monument
Near Charlottetown make a slight detour to Skmaqn–Port-la-Joye–Fort Amherst National Historic Site. Be sure to view the Acadian Odyssey monument commemorating the deportation and look for the site of the former homestead of Michel Haché-Gallant and his family.
Acadian Fisherman Statue
In the water off the north Rustico harbour, you will find a bronze statue of an Acadian Fisherman. Sculpted by Nathan Scott, the fisherman greets visitors and fishers.
St John the Baptist Church
The St John the Baptist Church is valued for its well preserved High Victorian Gothic architecture; as an example of the work of Island architect, George Edwin Baker; and for its importance to the heritage of the Acadian people of Miscouche.
A visit to the Mont-Carmel church which is a stunning piece of architecture located on the seashore is worth the trip.