10 Million World-Famous P.E.I. Malpeque Oysters Are Harvested Annually on Prince Edward Island

PEI Oysters

@ Lucy Izon

Malpeque Bay, P.E.I. – As you follow P.E.I.’s Blue Heron scenic drive route west from Prince Edward Island National Park watch for spots to indulge in succulent seafood. This route will take you by the large shallow Malpeque Bay, which is filled with oyster farms. The Malpeque Oyster was judged the world’s tastiest oyster at the Paris exhibition in 1900. It continues to be recognized as one of the world’s finest, known for a clean sharp taste. Environment Canada rears millions of Malpeque Oyster larvae, then they are cultivated in tidal bays and estuaries and planted in growing beds where they mature for five years. 10 km north of the town of Summerside, the small village of Tyne Valley celebrates the Malpeque Oysters with a three-day festival in early August, featuring fried oysters, fiddling, dancing, etc

Where: Joined to New Brunswick by the 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, Canada’s smallest province, rolling rural Prince Edward Island, is just 225 km wide. Historic Charlottetown is the birthplace of Canada’s Confederation, and a great place to celebrate Canada Day. Island explorers can find great golf opportunities, beautiful beaches, the world’s only potato museum, Anne of Green Gables sites, lobster dinners, and a 70-mile-long September yard sale.


Malpeque Bay, Malpeque Bay Lot 18 Prince County


4 thoughts on “10 Million World-Famous P.E.I. Malpeque Oysters Are Harvested Annually on Prince Edward Island

  1. Do you only sell commercially or do you sell private. Was in P.E.I. last year and love your oysters. I live in Medicine Hat Alberta. If you do not sell privately do you have a distributor that I might order from and what are the minimum orders and prices? Thank you so much from a prairie girl that lives your province and product.

  2. doyou deliver to ontario.trying to get oysters strait from the famer.to cut out midle man and their cost and grocery store .love my oysters. not a company.love oysters &sea urchin. daughter and i love our oyster night

  3. Dernièrement, j’ai passé quelques jours dans la Vallée de la Matapédia avec mon père âgé de 93 ans.
    Nous avons dégusté plusieurs douzaines de vos huitres achetées à Amqui.
    Chacune a été un délice de fraicheur et de saveur.
    Mon père avait les yeux qui brillaient…il était rajeuni.

    Vous offrez un produit de qualité imcomparable.
    J’espère que vous pourrez continuer votre entreprise pour de nombreuses générations à venir.

    Merci pour votre travail exceptionnel.

  4. Hi – Happy New Year to everyone. Once again, we had a wonderful case of oysters from Leslie Hardy & Sons (and daughters?) picked up at Montreal’s La Mer.

    As we spend our summers in PEI (Tracadie Bay), I ws curious as to precisely where these (Large Choice – 80 count) were from. The harvest/prdouction date is Dec 22, 2017 and the location on the tag is 2B(1-4C/33-39F).

    Keep well and I hope to see you at the Tyne Valley festival next year,

    best regards, Barry

    Barry Lazar
    2218 Old Orchard
    Montreal, Quebec H4A 3A8
    phone 514-487-4562
    fax 514-487-9726
    cell 514-975-2892

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