Alberton is a small town of approx 2000 people located at the western tip of Prince Edward Island adjacent to the port of Northport. Alberton has a small downtown business core and many of the residents are employed in the local service sector. In addition fishing and agriculture play a large role in Alberton’s economy and provide employment. Alberton acts as a service centre for these industries.
Alberton is home to Holland College’s western campus but high school students are bussed to schools centrally located to serve all of the western end of the island. Alberton has a small hospital with both acute and palliative care facilities. There are retirement and senior living choices within the city.
The town is close to Mill River Provincial Park, Bloomfield Provincial Park, and Jacques Cartier Provincial Park and is home to Alberton Court House, one of National Historic Site of Canada designated sites. There is a library, police station, community centre, exhibition grounds, curling club, and various parks and outdoor sport opportunities.
O’Leary is a small town of approx 1000 people located in the mid section of the western end of Prince Edward Island. It is known as an agricultural centre, particularly for the potato growing industry. The Canadian Potato Museum is located in O’Leary.
O’Leary is characterized by its quiet, green leafy streets – but it still has a small downtown business centre, with restaurants, stores, fast food, financial services and more. O’Leary is very community orientated. There is the annual Blossom Festival, the Community Inclusions Program for those with intellectual disabilities as well as many community events.