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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; as a result Green Gables House is usually touted as the most popular attraction of Charlottetown even though the homestead is actually situated in the Prince Edward National Park, in Cavendish, and is therefore an excursion for those holidaying 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 Victoria Park, a lovely green lung. Charlottetown's appeal is its old-fashioned charm, and attractions like the Brackley Drive In, a 1950's-style drive-in theatre, thrill travellers.

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…

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Confederation Trail

Perhaps one of the best ways to explore Prince Edward Island is via the Confederation Trail. Following what was once the railway line, the trail stretches from tip to tip of the island, through forests,…

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Founder's Hall

Founder's Hall is one of Prince Edward Island's highly popular attractions, located on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. Also known rather grandly as Canada's Birthplace Pavilion, the hall is…

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Green Gables House

Nestled in the Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish is the charming and picturesque Green Gables House that, in the early 1900s, inspired author Lucy Maude Montgomery to create her much-loved…

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