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North Rustico
North Rustico (2001 population: 637) is a village located in the northern part of Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
It is part of the incorporated resort municipality of Stanley Bridge-Hope River-Bayview-Cavendish-North Rustico. The village is known to locals, as well as all other islanders as "The Crick"..
North Rustico is well known for its Canada day celebration every year on July 1st. The event usually attracts in excess of 10,000 people, which packs the village quite full, it includes festivities in the park, a parade down main street, as well as a boat parade on Rustico Harbour. The celebration is popular among families, and among teenagers and adults, it is well respected as the best party of the summer. The day is completed around 10:00pm by an impressive fireworks display over the bay.

North Rustico's primary industries in order of importance are fishing, tourism and agriculture. Located 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Charlottetown, the village is increasingly becoming an exurb with residents commuting to work in the city.

Since the 1996 census, the village has witnessed a population decline of -2% in year-round residents. During the short summer tourist season on Prince Edward Island in July and August, the village's proximity to the Prince Edward Island National Park results in a temporary population expansion with many visitors staying in nearby accommodations.

The village has 255 dwellings and the median household income is $126,855, compared with the provincial average of $60,512. There are many seasonal homes or cottages owned by non-residents which are occupied for only several weeks during the summer months.

The fishing industry remains the village's most important economic activity, with approximately 40 vessels home-ported in a small craft harbour. Lobster fishing is the main focus for much of the fleet and during May and June fresh north shore P.E.I lobster can be bought in a fish market on the harbour warves or directly off of the boats. Rustico is quite well known as having by far the best lobster grounds, with the biggest catches of anywhere on the island. "Fisherman's Wharf Lobster Suppers" and the "Blue Mussel Cafe" are popular places to enjoy the fresh seafood of Prince Edward Island .

In the summer, this village is one of the Island's most popular destinations. On a warm summer evening, dozens of people can be found strolling the village's waterfront boardwalk, which overlooks the bay and fishing docks. North Rustico has become known for its affluent summer residents.

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