The capital ofΒ Prince Edward IslandΒ has the feel of a quiet small town; Charlottetown is in fact the smallest of the country’s provincial capitals.Β 

Charlottetown the smallest country's provincial capital.

Β Confederation Centre of the Arts, which covers an entire city block and opened in 1964 as Canada’s national monument to Confederation.

It houses a museum, art gallery, provincial library, two theaters, and a restaurant.

St. Dunstan’s Basilica are an elegant feature of the city skyline and a reminder of Charlottetown’s Victorian heritage.

St. Dutsan Basilica is one of the largest buildings of its kind in eastern Canada, and is famed for its altar, with its beautiful Italian carving and a superb rose window.

Β Beaconsfield was designed by W. C. Harris and built in 1877 with lace-like wooden decoration, a mansard roof, and a graceful dome.

Front of Beaconsfield house surrounded by the trees. Built with lace-like wooden decoration, a masfard roof, and a graceful dome.

The city’s Victorian neighborhoods are a perfect place for strolling, and taking a walking tour-with a guide or self-guided-is one of the most popular things to do in Charlottetown.

Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in Charlottetown.

Prince Edward Battery is also in a strategic position on the harbor.

Prince Edward Battery waterfront boardwalk leads from the city center out to Victoria Park and the battery, where visitors can see a row of cannons and small barracks.

Victoria Row is popular for shopping, a highlight for many tourists being the Anne of Green Gables Shop.

Beautiful Victoria Row Architecture.

Peakes Wharf and its row of shops and boutiques.

Souvenir shopping, waterfront lunches, ice-cream, boat tours, and views of the harbor, tourists and locals head to the harbor

The elegant white Government House in Charlottetown, also called Fanningbank, is set amid formal gardens in the grounds ofΒ Victoria Park.

The elegant white Government House in Charlottetown, also called Fanningbank, is set amid formal gardens in the grounds of Victoria Park.

Province House is the seat of the Parliament of Prince Edward Island, and parliamentary rooms are open to visitors.

Font of the Province House in Charlottetown

Local farmers, craftspeople, and food producers gather at the Charlottetown Farmers Market.

Font of Charlottetown's Farmers Market we're you can enter.

A long stretch of shoreline with red-sand beaches, warm water for swimming, and a good choice of other things to do.

View of Prince Edward Island at the top. The water and the Land.

Blockhouse Point LighthouseΒ has been positioned at the harbor mouth since 1851.

Only grassy ruins remain from what was once the first permanent European settlement on Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown is close to the hearts of Canadians as the scene of the famous conference in September of 1864 that led to the unification of Canada, and you’ll find references to that momentous event at several of the city’s attractions.

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