Fort Shirley

Located on a scenic peninsula just north of Portsmouth, this national park is best known as the site of Fort Shirley, a large 18th-century British garrison which once housed 600 soldiers. Some of the fort’s stone ruins have been partially reconstructed; others are half-hidden in the jungle and are fun to explore. There are fine views of Prince Rupert Bay from the ruins of the Officer’s Quarters. The park encompasses the peninsula, the surrounding coast and coral reefs, and the island’s largest swamp.

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