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What to see in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Attractions


The main allure of Prince Edward Island for travellers is the fact that the little province inspired and formed the setting for the beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. But Green Gables House is actually situated in the Prince Edward National Park in Cavendish, making it more of an excursion for those on holiday in Charlottetown. The Confederation Centre for the Arts, within the city, also owes some of its popularity with visitors to L.M. Montgomery's novels, as a number of Anne-themed musicals and plays draw fans into the theatres of the complex. Other worthwhile tourist attractions in Charlottetown include St Dunstan's Basilica, a National Historic Site of Canada; Founder's Hall, which proudly traces the history of Prince Edward Island and the country as a whole; and the lovely Victoria Park. Charlottetown's appeal is its old-fashioned charm, perhaps epitomised by attractions like the 1950's-style Brackley Drive In Theatre.


Confederation Centre for the Arts

Founded in 1964 as a National Memorial to the Fathers of the Confederation, the centre is a celebration of the diversity, talent and character of Canada and its history. Situated…

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Confederation Trail

The Confederation Trail stretches from tip to tip of Prince Edward Island, traversing through forests, wetlands, villages and waterways, for 173 miles (279km). Almost entirely…

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Founder's Hall

Founder's Hall is one of the more popular attractions on Prince Edward Island, located in a restored 1906 building on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. It incorporates history…

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Green Gables House

Nestled in the Prince Edward Island National Park is the charming and picturesque Green Gables House that, in the early 1900s, inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery to write her celebrated novel Anne…

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