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Charlottetown

Our capital invites you to visit and become part of the culture and heritage of our province.

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island and the “Birthplace of Canada”. It was here that the Fathers of Confederation held their first meeting, a meeting that led to the decision to begin to create our country, Canada. Against such a historical background, Charlottetown offers a heritage district featuring historic buildings and sites.

Charlottetown has a vibrant cultural environment showcasing museums, galleries, artisans, craftspeople, musicians, and great theatre. No visit to PEI is complete without time spent in Charlottetown, and if you’re flying to PEI, this is where you’ll arrive.

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Story of Confederation

Explore the Story of Confederation at the impressively accurate replica of Province House's Confederation Chamber. "A Building of Destiny" video explains the significance of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and nearby Province House National Historic Site (currently closed for conservation). Look for the Confederation Players and the interpretive panels, and download Explora - Parks Canada Province House app - to learn more about the founding of Canada.
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