Confederation Centre for the Arts
The Confederation Centre for the Arts © Charles Hoffman
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 more than 15,000 pieces of contemporary, modern and historical Canadian art work, and is well worth a visit.
Address: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown