Cardigan, Prince Edward Island is a fishing community in eastern Kings
County, Prince Edward Island.
Famous for once being the home of the only liquor store in the whole of
Kings County, Cardigan is now home to a variety of attractions for
visitors. Travel-weary visitors can stretch their legs with a walk on
the Confederation Trail which runs directly through the heart of the
The community is named after James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan, later Duke of Monague. Situated on the Cardigan River and originally named Cardigan Bridge, the community started and grew as a result of the shipbuilding industry and lumber trade.
Today the community's primary industry is manufacturing, followed by fishing, most notably mussels and clams. It boasts the smallest public library in Canada.
As well, a new community centre, marina and a recently renovated railway station which houses a craft shop and cozy tea room can be found all within the village`s centre. Various roadside craft stands can be found throughout the area while anglers can ply the upper reaches on the nearby Morell River in search of both trout and salmon. Beautifully nestled into the scenic countryside, Cardigan is a wonderful location for all visitors to stop and enjoy.