Street Party
After a busy summer, the Village residents get together to have a street party.
Water Street and Nelson St.
The setting summer light is wonderful for capturing the beautiful colours of the trees and the houses.
The Village Map
Many of the residents in the Village own and operate businesses. Victoria is becoming famous on the Island as one of the last remaining historical villages.

The Lighthouse
The Palmer Range Light reminds us of the importance of the sea to previous generations. Before paved roads, the commerce of Victoria and the surrounding area was dependent on water travel.
Croquet Anyone?
For the last three years The Studio Gallery has hosted the Annual Victoria Croquet Tournament one of the summer's highlights for Village residents.
Seting Sun
The setting sun emblazened on the Boswell's house on Nelson Street.

Winter Wonderland
The winter in Victoria. A time to cosy in and enjoy the wood stove or put on the cross-country skis.
Pam's Tree
Streetscapes in Victoria are picture-perfect with mature trees and leading the eye into the distant landscape. Pictured here is one of the largest trees on Prince Edward Island.
Victoria Wharf
The wharf is still used by fishermen to fish lobster, crab, and scallops. The wharf buildings are home to a restaurant, a pub, and several craft shops.

Boats in Fields
All over PEI you will see fishing boats parked in the driveway or in the field next to the house, a reminder that fishing plays a significant role in the Island's economy.
Ice Field
The winter weather is diverse.
The Orient Hotel
The Village has numerous businesses that cater to the summer visitor, including the Orient Hotel.

The Sky
The sky is a constant source of entertainment from early morning, when the sun rises in the bay window of the house, to the sunset that floods the hills to the east in a bright orange.
Victoria Playhouse
The centre of the Village at Main & Howard Streets is where the Village Community Hall is located. Used for Village activities like card parties and concerts during the fall, winter, and summer, it is rented to the Victoria Playhouse for summer theatre.
The McLeod's
The Village has some fine old houses including our next door neighbour's.

About Victoria

The village of Victoria, tucked neatly on the south shore of the Island, halfway between Charlottetown and Summerside, was founded in 1819 by James Bardin Palmer, an immigrant lawyer and agent for the Earl of Westmoreland. His son Donald, following a well-conceived plan, laid out the village on Palmer’s estate. The effect can still be seen today by the grid pattern of its streets.

By the late 1800’s the settlement was prosperous with three wharves and many thriving businesses. Because of its sheltered harbour and strategic location, Victoria became an important seaport with a significant amount of trade with Europe, the West Indies and other East Coast ports.

A wide variety of produce, including potatoes and eggs, was shipped by schooner from Victoria until the early 1900’s. In the days of the steamboats Victoria was a regular stop for the Harlan, dropping off visitors from Charlottetown and places further afield, to spend a few days relaxing in the beautiful village by the sea.

Over the years the community has had many businesses and facilities including a bank, a rink, general stores, a fox farm, a blacksmith shop, and a farm equipment dealer. The rink was home to the Victoria Union’s, one of the most successful hockey teams in the Maritimes. When the Trans-Canada Highway bypassed Victoria many businesses and facilities relocated to nearby Crapaud.

Today, with a year-round population of under two hundred, there are a number of family-run businesses employing local people, just as there were in the prosperous years up to the 1950’s. You can see the business life of Victoria by visiting the Victoria Business Association website.

Contact: Henry Dunsmore • 1-902-658-2733