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Travel to Charlottetown Canada

Updated on May 9, 2015

The Canadian city of Charlottetown serves as the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island. It’s located in the southern part of the island and is roughly V-shaped. The city has a rich history, being incorporated in 1885.Prior to that in the year 1764, the town was selected as the site for the county seat of Queens County in the colonial survey. The next year, it was designated as the colonial capital of St. John'sIsland. The town was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a consort of King George III . The present day Charlottetown has been expanded by a municipal amalgamation, merging the city with Sherwood, Parkdale, Winsloe, West Royalty, and East Royalty.

The centrality of the town I the province make it a transport hub. The Trans-Canada Highway links with Riverside Drive, the HillsboroughRiverBridge and the North River Causeway. A scheduled bus service throughout streets in Charlottetown is also available. It’s airport, the CharlottetownAirport is the province’s sole airport, serving a quarter of a million passengers every year.

Among the attractions here are the provincial legislature at Province House, which hosted the Charlottetown Conference, the Founders Hall and a refurbished railway maintenance building ,offering visitors an interactive trip through history recounting Canada’s development as a nation. The Confederation Centre of the Arts displays over 15,000 works of historic and contemporary art. The splendid building also houses several theatres, a restaurant, a library and a gift shop. You may also get to see Canada’s longest running theatrical presentation, Anne of Green Gables in the centre if you happen to visit the city in summer.

For those who like the serenity of rural life, a visit to the OrwellCornerHistoricVillage, east of Charlottetown would definitely be worthwhile. You’ll get to experience the agricultural community of the 19th century. Special events are held year-round. There’s even a nearby attraction , the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead offering great mature pastimes such as bird-watching, botany or nature walks. Among the churches of repute are the St. Paul's Anglican, constructed in red sandstone and the St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral containing the brilliantly designed All Souls' Chapel. Tourists also visit some of the best residences of the PrinceEdwardIslands, most of them located in Beaconsville. Charlottetown also has some fine restaurants, offering cuisines like Asian, Mediterranean and Indian.

Among other activities are riding on a seal-watching tour boat, taking an air tour of the city and of course, shopping. The two primary shopping centres here are the ConfederationCourtMall and the Charlottetown Mall, Getting around the city is easy too, as the taxi fares here are inexpensive. All in all, Charlottetown has a unique charm, interspersed with modern and Victorian commercial buildings, government and cultural centres and a plethora of pocket parks adorning the beautiful city.


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