Bonshaw, Prince Edward Island

Bonshaw is a municipality that holds community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada.[1] It is located near the province's south shore on the Northumberland Strait.

The community is located in the valley of the Bonshaw or Tjigaoegatig (Mi'kmaq for 'bass place') River (also known as the West River), surrounded by low rolling hills, colloquially referred to as the Bonshaw Hills. Located at the tidehead of the River, the freshwater portion of the river through the community offers some of the best trout fishing on Prince Edward Island.

Bonshaw Provincial Park is located on the eastern edge of the community. The community of Bonshaw is also known for its scenic hiking and biking trails.

On February 2, 2015, the province designated a rock in Bonshaw as a heritage site.[2]

The Strathgartney Homestead in Bonshaw, the remnants of a former estate, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1996, in recognition of the absentee landowner problem that plagued Prince Edward Island until the passage of the Land Purchase Act of 1875.[3]


  1. "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. "Big rock with 1880s etchings made official heritage site".
  3. Strathgartney Homestead. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 22 October 2011.

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