About Murray Harbour
The Rural Municipality of Murray Harbour is a fishing village encompassing approximately 4 square kilometres in the southeastern corner of Prince Edward Island (Canada). The village has a year-round population of approximately 260 residents1, but that number grows each summer as our part-time residents come ‘home’.
Murray Harbour and the surrounding communities of Abney, Beach Point, Cape Bear, Guernsey Cove, White Sands, and Gladstone offer a diverse range of businesses, but the area’s economy is primarily based on the fishery—including lobster, herring, and tuna fisheries—as well as agriculture and tourism.
Community and Culture
Murray Harbour is an active community that caters to residents and visitors alike. The village offers a wide variety of facilities and recreational opportunities and services and amenities, including a grocery store, post office, library, playground, dog park, and several eateries.
There’s always something happening in Murray Harbour! The Community Centre regularly hosts traditional ceilidhs and farmers’ markets throughout the summer and fall and Community School and other events throughout the winter and spring. The village and local area offers much to explore: art galleries, wineries, hiking trails, beaches, and more. We offer a visitor experience that is second-to-none!
- Murray Harbour is the hometown of two-time Stanley Cup winner Brad Richards. During his 16-year NHL career, Brad played with several teams including the Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, and Chicago Blackhawks.
- On the night of April 14, 1912, the Cape Bear Marconi Station received the first distress signal (in Canada) from the Titanic as it was sinking off the coast of Newfoundland.
- Murray Harbour is named for the Honourable James Murray (1725-94), a general and Governor of Quebec.