Charlottetown

Overview

Welcome to Charlottetown, the “Birthplace of Confederation.”

The city of Charlottetown is well known for its ins and outs of great hospitality and its beautiful urban feel. It’s very well-manicured lawns; tree-lined streets and the breathtaking painted historic homes make the city one of the best destinations for many.

Being a vibrant seaside capital city, Charlottetown offers a perfect place to visit and also reside since it overwhelms with its historic charm, beautiful places as well as many festive celebrations. The city is home to networks of large waterside walks, walking trails, craft and specialty shops among other impressive stops.

Recreation

Charlottetown is the heart of the throbbing tradition of hospitality and sense of belonging that the entire Prince Edward Island is well renowned for. The beautiful city hosts numerous festivals, celebrations, and special events. It is also home to The Confederation Centre of the Arts which is home of the Award winning, Anne of Green Gables - the Musical.

If you love food and shopping, this is the city for you! Charlottetown is famous for its incredible food varieties and its proximity to world class shopping areas. It is also home to the most beautiful historic sites and renowned golf courses such as the 18-hole Fox Meadow Golf and Country Club.

History

Charlottetown was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom. It was originally an unincorporated town that became a city in the year 1855. Between September 1 and September 8, 1864, the city of Charlottetown hosted the present Charlottetown Conference.

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