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Charlottetown Travel Guide

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City Hall, Charlottetown © Robert Cutts

The capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown is a small but bustling city and the site of the Charlottetown Conference, where Canadian statespeople met to first debate the Canadian Confederation. It's unsurprising that most of its most popular sights and attractions hark back to this historical epoch, with the majority of locals employed in the public sector.

Roundly celebrated for its clean air and sound urban planning policies, Charlottetown is easily navigable and picturesque. Victorian-era buildings dominate the scenic downtown area, while an ongoing waterfront redevelopment project seeks to convert industrial areas into parks and outdoor hiking trails.

The city's maritime position exerts a moderating influence on its climate, with temperatures never dropping as low, or climbing as high, as other Canadian cities of similar latitude. Its premier tourist drawcard is by far and away the Green Gables House, tucked away in the beautiful Prince Edward Island National Park, but there is plenty more to see and do for just about everyone in Charlottetown, a place bursting at the seams with entertainment and culture.

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