Confederation Centre for the Arts
Founded in 1964 as a National Memorial to the Fathers of the Confederation, the Confederation Centre of the Arts is more than a tribute to those who formed the notion of a united country; it is also a celebration of the diversity, talent and character of Canada and its history. Situated on the site of the old Charlottetown marketplace, the Centre takes up a city block and is home to an art gallery, several theatres, a gift shop and restaurant. The annual Charlottetown Festival, begun in the mid-1960s, is a firm favourite hosted by the Centre and runs from late May to mid-October. A celebration of musical theatre and comedy, the Festival has spawned several highly successful musicals, including the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables - The Musical - Canada's longest running musical, now in its 42nd year. The Confederation Centre Art Gallery has over 15,000 pieces of contemporary, modern and historical Canadian art work, and is well worth a visit.
Address: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Telephone: 902 628 1864
Opening times: Art Gallery: Open daily, from 9am to 5pm (14 May to 9 October); Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm (12 October to 13 May). Show times vary
Admission: Admission to the Art Gallery is free, while show prices vary