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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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Province House National Historic Site

Birthplace of Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's legislative assembly since 1847, Province House National Historic Site stands as a pivotal landmark in Charlottetown. While Province House is closed for conservation, visit "The Story of Confederation" at Confederation Centre of the Arts to discover a replica of the Confederation Chamber and to view the video "A Building of Destiny". Explore the grounds through interpretive panels and the Official Province House App.
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