A Nature Lover’s Paradise
With a population of 17,160 people, the natural beauty and charm of the eastern region of Prince Edward Island is breathtaking. Its largest municipality is Three Rivers, which includes eight communities, villages, and towns. Georgetown is the historic capital and home to the Kings Playhouse, which has been a cultural landmark for more than 130 years.
Among those Indigenous to the area, our diverse population includes live generational families of farmers, fishers and makers, an Amish community, Buddist monks and nuns, and residents from around the world.
Things to See and Do
In this region, you’ll find extensive boardwalks and trails—perfect for hikers, bikers, or wanderers. Head over to one of 50 nearby beaches in the area. Kings County residents are particularly proud of Greenwich located inside the PEI National Park and home to the largest sand dunes in Prince Edward Island. Kings County, or Down East, as the locals call it has another fan favourite must-see beach: Basin Head Provincial Park, famous for its unique singing sands! No really, its pure white sand ‘sings’ when stepped on due to a high silica content.
More of a golfer? Tee off at one of the 10 local, and in some cases, world-renowned golf courses in the area. Prince Edward Island is known for some of Canada’s best golf courses fit for all skill levels.
Kings County has an array of restaurants and dining experiences for all palates. A popular spot to add to your list is a visit to FireWorks Feast at The Inn at Bay Fortune. This immersive farm-to-table experience takes place over four hours and features ingredients from the Inn’s Culinary Farm, as well as foraged and local tastes. If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet and chat with proprietor, award-winning Chef Michael Smith!
On Prince Edward Island, our public school system offers education in French, English, or a combination of English and French-immersion for children from kindergarten to grade 12. Public schools are organized into families of schools. Morell, Souris, and Montague are within Kings County. Students attend a designated school based on geographical location of the family home and language preference.
Moonlight International Academy is a private school in Montague.
Learn more about education on Prince Edward Island.
Souris Hospital and Kings County Memorial Hospital provide acute care, extended care, and community-based services. Staff in the region also provide long term care, home care, and primary health care to its residents.
For family medicine, this area is home to the Kings Primary Care Network.