Three Rivers Cardigan, Brudenell, and Montague

Gergetown, Prince Edward Island

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Trois Rivieres (Three Rivers)—the very name reverberates with historical significance. In this area of the eastern coastline, in 1732 Jean Pierre Roma, perhaps the most successful early settler on Isle St. Jean (PEI), landed and immediately began building a settlement. His leadership, energy, and economic vision for the Island motivated the settlers to subdue the forest, construct substantial, permanent shelters, clear and cultivate the land—an enormous task considering that stumps had to be pulled— and build roads to other important settlements at St. Peter’s Bay,Tracadie Bay, and the Hillsborough River. Despite overcoming natural disasters such as fire and a plague of mice, his company prospered until the English invaded the Island in 1745 and destroyed the thirteen years of incredible work and success the settlement had achieved. The confluence of the three rivers is so important historically, environmentally, and recreationally that it has been designated a Canadian Heritage River system.

Three Rivers: Cardigan, Brudenell, and Montague Professional Review and Guide

"Trois Rivieres (Three Rivers)—the very name reverberates with historical significance. In this area of the eastern coastline, in 1732 Jean Pierre Roma, perhaps the most successful early settler on Isle St. Jean (PEI), landed and immediately began building a settlement. His leadership, energy, and economic vision for the Island motivated the settlers to subdue the forest, construct substantial, permanent shelters, clear and cultivate the land—an enormous task considering that stumps had to be pulled— and build roads to other important settlements at St. Peter’s Bay,Tracadie Bay, and the Hillsborough River.

Despite overcoming natural disasters such as fire and a plague of mice, his company prospered until the English invaded the Island in 1745 and destroyed the thirteen years of incredible work and success the settlement had achieved. The confluence of the three rivers is so important historically, environmentally, and recreationally that it has been designated a Canadian Heritage River system."

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Gergetown
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Driving Directions: Directions to Three Rivers: Cardigan, Brudenell, and Montague

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