Charlottetown is the capital of the Canada province of Prince Edward Island with a population of around 36,000 people. It is known as the birthplace of the Confederation because it hosted the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 which spurred the country’s birth. It is a charming city with quaint streets and wonderful buildings full of restaurants and shopping and lots of history.
Welcome to Charlottetown
Map of Charlottetown
Charlottetown – Birthplace of Confederation
The streets are full of brightly colored houses and many historic buildings.
St Dunstan’s University Board of Directors
Brightly painted buildings
First Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown – Angus Bernard MacEachern (1759-1835)
St. Dunstan’s Basilica Cathedral
Inside the basilica
Statue – 2 fathers of Confederation having a conversation – John Hamilton Gray (former premiere of PEI) and John Hamilton Gray (politicaan from New Brunswick) – yes the same name!
Confederation Centre of the Arts
The Mack – cabaret style theater
Beaconsfield Historic House
Painted houses along the streets
Residence of the Lieutenant Governor
Charlottetown is a great walking city and has a nice waterfront area next to Confederation Landing park.
Peake’s Quay Restaurant – on the waterfront
Yes, you can buy a dirty shirt – the red dirt of PEI
The Chip Shack – on the waterfront
Victoria Row is a pedestrian street with lots of quaint shops and outdoor eating areas. It is next to the Confederation Centre of the Arts and the Province House National Historic Site.
Confederation Center of the Arts
Mavor’s Restaurant at Confederation Centre of the Arts
Queen Charlotte Armoury – PEI Regiment – Home of the PEI Regiment Museum
Merchantman Restaurant’s outdoor patio called Next Door
The streets has lots of intesting statues, sculptures, and art work.
Piano painted picnic table
Bronze staute of one of the Fathers of Confederation – William Henry Pope
Interesting tire art of birds at Confederation Centre of the Arts
What happens in Charlottetown, stays in Charlottetown!
PEI was full of lupines, everywhere, while we were there. Lupines love cool, moist environments.
And more Lupines
Multi coloured lupines
North Rustico Harbour
North Rustico Harbour is on the north side of PEI and is also known, by the locals, as “The Crick”. It is a small fishing village which just became a town in 2013. Lobster fishing is it’s main focus and has a variety of restaurants.
Courts Wharf Gift Shop
Fishead Company Store
North Rustico Lighthouse
On The Dock Restaurant
At the dock On The Dock
Entrance – We eat when we are hungry, we drink when we are dry!
Outdoor eating – a bit too cold and windy today
Inside On The Dock
Fresh River is a quaint, charming fishing village situated on New London Bay and is the most painted panorma on PEI. There is an overlook where you can view French River and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Needless to say, Prince Edward Island is a beautiful location to visit, full of charm, scenery, great seafood, and lots of activities.
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