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Alberton in Prince Edward Island.

 

Alberton is a town located in the western part of Prince County, Prince Edward Island. It is situated in the township of Lot 5.

Alberton is a service center for local fishing and farming communities, and is adjacent to the community and harbour of Northport.

 

Internet Access

Alberton has a Community Access Program (CAP) Site, located in the town hall. Residents can earn available time on the computer and access the internet. Computer facilities are also available at the Opportunity Center and at the library.

Recreation

The town has an active Recreation Department, which publishes an "Activity Flyer" of programs each spring and fall. A wide variety of activities are offered for all ages, including aerobics and training, art classes, craft fairs, bowling leagues and club, boxing club, "boxercise", darts, cards, karaoke, bingo, basketball, badminton, volleyball, walking club, gymnastics, preschool activities group, swimming (at Mill River Aquaplex), ice skating, figure skating, minor hockey, recreational hockey, boys and girls softball and soccer. The department coordinates with many community organizations to deliver the programs.

The town is in close proximity to three provincial parks: Mill River Provincial Park, Bloomfield Provincial Park, and Jacques Cartier Provincial Park. It is also located on the Confederation Trail for walking, running and bicycling in the summer.

The area offers opportunities for recreational fishing at Gallant's Pond, Arsenault's Pond, Blanchard's Pond, Gordon's Pond, Warren's Pond, Black Pond, Leard's Pond, MacAusland's Pond, Livingstone's Pond, Mill River Bridge, Cain's Brook, Miminegash River, Little Tignish River, the Old Dam Site on the Mill River, the Trout River, and the Little and Big Pierre Jacques Rivers. Atlantic Salmon can also be fished (using a fly) in Leard's Pond and Trout River after the middle of June.

Historic Sites

The Alberton Court House has housed the Alberton Museum since 1980 and contains various displays from its collection pertaining to the area.

The town park contains a monument to the pioneers of silver fox farming, Robert Oulton and Charles Dalton.

The Joe O'Brien Museum is just outside of the town of Alberton. O'Brien, born and raised in Alberton, went on to become one of harness racings most well-known figures. Standardbred Canada honoured his achievements by naming their annual awards after him.

Facilities

Facilities include:

Alberton Community Centre (bowling lanes, bingo, dances, wedding receptions)
Alberton Elementary School
Alberton Library
Iron Haven Gym
Jacques Cartier Memorial Arena
Maplewood Manor
Northport Community Hall
Old Stone Station Park
Prince County Exhibition Grounds
Town Community Room
Veterans Memorial Park
West Prince Boxing Club
Western Community Curling Club
soccer field
two baseball diamonds
Wharf

Events

The Prince County Exhibition is held every August and features livestock shows, exhibits, meals, racing, youth talent, strongman competition, and a midway.

The Alberton Winter Carnival is held every February.

Other events include the Alberton Day Festival, Canada Day and Trail Day.

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