The aboriginal peoples of PEI, known as the Mi"kmaq, inhabited the Island long before European explorers traversed the area in the 16th century. The Mi'kmaq referred to the Island as "Abegweit" - a name which means 'CRADLE ON THE WAVES.' According to their rich tradition, the god Glooscap, after he had finished all the beauties of the globe, mixed the colors with his paintbrush and formed this cherished land of Abegweit.
Georgetown is located at the mouth of the Brudenell River at Cardigan Bay, in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Through the late 19th century, Georgetown was an important shipbuilding centre with the deepest water port on the island. In the early 1870s the Prince Edward Island Railway was built, linking the Georgetown to Charlottetown and Summerside. Georgetown is adjacent to Brudenell River Provincial Park which hosts a campground and tourist accommodations. Two of the province's top golf courses are located at the same location.
The Kings County Playhouse is an important seasonal draw for tourists with evening and matinee performances by local actors and musicians. Walk or bike the West Street Boardwalks, and the newly added nature lookouts, five in all - placed around the Georgetown and Royalty coastline. Enjoy the Georgetown Historic Home Walking Tour and take time to relax in the beautiful AA Macdonald Gardens.
Georgetown has a rich cultural heritage. From legends of mysterious ships to skilled local artisans and galleries there is something here for all ages. Please visit our links page for more local attractions.