20 Lower Malpeque Road, Charlottetown, PE, CA, C1E 1R4
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One of the oldest seats of Government in Canada, this building is an architectural delight. The legislative body of Prince Edward Island used to meet here from the early 19th Century. Every year this site receives a huge number of visitors. A variety of tours and presentations are available. Enjoy their audio- visual presentation that will take you back in time. Open all year round, Province House National Historic Site of Canada gives out a majestic historical charm.
Dine at Prince Edward Island's only brewery. The Gahan House Brewery brews seven ales on the premises. For casual, pub cuisine, the Gahan House Pub & Brewery offers pub classics like fish and chips, local favorites such as PEI mussels, and their own unique dishes including bacon wrapped scallops. Located in downtown Charlottetown, this is the perfect lunch or dinner spot between hours of sightseeing. Be sure to book a brew tour for after your meal to get a remarkable look into how your tasty beverage was made.
Beaconsfield reminds visitors of the Victorian charm of the mid-nineteenth century. Twenty-five rooms and eight fireplaces make the Beaconsfield home a true treasure. Tours are offered year round and an on site bookstore sells an assortment of material on the history and the architecture of the island.
St. Dunstan's Basilica is a beautiful stone cathedral in Charlottetown. It was built in 1916 and is a landmark location in the city. Elaborately carved, the church is a specimen of French-Gothic architecture and claims to be the only Roman Catholic cathedral in the region.
Be a part of history by attending one of the open concert series held at the Peake's Wharf. Restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and boutiques are tucked along the stretch as well.
Built and designed in typical Georgian style, the Government House of Prince Edward Island or Fanningbank of Charlottetown is the Lieutenant Governor's residence. It also hosts several royal meetings and events of the city. The historic site attracts tourists primarily for its unique architectural design. All in all, a good place to visit, particularly if you wished to be more familiarized with the city and its governance. Call ahead for more details or visit the website.
Visit the birthplace of Canada at this historic heritage in Charlottetown. Founders' Hall was the meeting place of the 23 Fathers of Confederation in 1864. Since then it has been serving as a tribute to Canadian History with multi-media exhibits and headset narrated tours. The Founders' Hall Confederation Players will guide you through the historical Charlottetown.
An offshoot of the Gahan House Brewery, the Prince Edward Island Brewing Company in Charlottetown is an impressive microbrewery. Spanning across 25,000 square feet (2322.58 square meters) is located in a renovated former cabinet factory and has a charming and inviting feel to it. Featuring a huge brew house, an event space with a stage used for concerts and other major events, a retail store and a bar, it is open to the public for tours daily. Children under 19 years can have an alcohol free tour. There is also a cold beer store on site. Popular for their natural craft ales, a visit to this brewery is a must while in town.
You'll go home and tell all your friends about the delicious, fresh lobster you ate while visiting Prince Edward Island. But wouldn't it be even better if you could tell them about the lobster you personally caught and later enjoyed? Experience the life of a lobster fisherman aboard Top Notch. The efficient crew will guide you through the waters, explaining fishing techniques and the environmental preservation measures. Tours are offered at a regular interval.
Port-la-Joye Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada recognizes the first permanent European settlement on Prince Edward Island. In 1721, a French captain, newly relocated to Ile Saint-Jean (what is today Prince Edward Island) described Port-la-Joye as "one of the most beautiful harbors that the eye can behold." Today, visitors can see the grass covered ruins of this once-great community. After the Acadian deportation of 1758, a fort was commissioned at Port-la-Joye that came to be known as Fort Amherst; it was the administrative capital of Prince Edward Island for over a decade. Learn more about the rich history of the island at this designated Canada national historic site. The area also has stunning views of the bay.
Rustico was the home to many Acadians after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico and Doucet House preserve the legacy of the Acadian lifestyle. The Farmers' Bank of Rustico Museum recreates the 1800's, housing exhibits on banking and the Acadian way of life. The Doucet House holds countless period antiques and furniture. It is the oldest house in the Rustico area and quite possibly the oldest house on the island.