Tag: Sightseeing

Charlottetown The Cradle of Confederation

Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, played a giant role in the creation of the nation. It was here, at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, that discussions on the subject of union were held by representatives of the colonies of British North America. The often heated debate formed the basis of agreement that resulted in Confederation of the colonies to form the Dominion of Canada. Most of the debate took place in Province House, located in the centre of Charlottetown. This imposing Georgian building had served as the legislative assembly of the colony of Prince Edward Island since 1847. The […]

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Driving is a Pleasure on Prince Edward Island

Whether you drive to Prince Edward Island or rent a car at the airport you are in for some pleasant surprises. Driving around the island is simple and hassle free. This goes a long way to making your vacation completely stress free. The first surprise is to be found on the road map that you pick up at one of the tourist information centers located at the entrances to the island. At Wood Islands where the ferry from Nova Scotia arrives and at the end of the Confederation Bridge your adventure will begin with a quick study of a map […]

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Crossing the Northumberland Straight – An Adventure On and Over the Sea

Most travellers to Prince Edward Island will either arrive in or leave the province by driving across the Confederation Bridge. The Confederation Bridge is a wonder of modern engineering with a fascinating history. Prior to its construction islanders and visitors went back and forth to mainland New Brunswick on a ferry. This connection between PEI and the rest of Canada was appreciated by many, because it provided a break from driving, allowed social interaction and encouraged passengers to appreciate the beauty of the Northumberland Straight. In a way the existence of the ferry was thought to protect the unique qualities […]

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