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The Town of Cornwall is located in Queens County immediately to the west of Prince Edward Island’s capital and largest city, Charlottetown. The terrain tends to be gently rolling and the landscape is highlighted by dramatic water views over the North River to the east and the West River to the south and west.

The most prominent man-made feature in the Town and its key locational advantage is the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) which bisects the Town from east to west connecting it to Charlottetown to the east, via the North River Bridge and causeway and to Borden and the new Confederation Bridge approximately 48km to the west. Cornwall’s location along the province’s main transportation route between the Confederation Bridge and the Capital City gives it unique advantages for many types of economic activity including residential development, retailing, tourism, warehousing and light manufacturing.

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