The Charlottetown Festival features the finest performers, designers, playwrights, composers, choreographers and directors in a professional showcase of musical theatre, comedy and drama. The most popular and successful of the Festival's musicals remains Anne of Green Gables-The Musical(TM), now in its 47th year. Anne (TM) is Canada's longest running musical! The Charlottetown Festival had debuted more than 70 new musical theatre productions and continues to be one of Canada's premier live theatre festivals. The Young Company performs free outdoors July and August.
In 1864, delegates to the Charlottetown Conference arrived at the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront on board the HMCS Queen Victoria. Today, it is the site of Founders' Hall – Canada's Birthplace Pavilion, a heritage bilingual attraction telling the story of Canada from its inception in 1864 up until modern day.
Founders' Hall is the perfect spot to start your Charlottetown visit. Get familiar with the City and the important role it plays in Confederation. Following your visit through Canada's Birthplace Pavilion, consider joining a historic walking tour with a costumed Father and/or Lady of Confederation.
Old Home Week is the time when Prince Edward Island embraces and celebrates itself - and invites you to come along to join in the fun!
Since 1888, Islanders and visitors alike have come to Charlottetown to take part in the vast array of fun, educational and community activities that make up Old Home Week.
Each year, organizers of Old Home Week put together of a roster of top-notch entertainment for the whole family. From musical performances to animal acts to some of Canada's most popular buskers and performers, each year brings something new to the line-up.
RED SHORES Racetrack & Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park combines the excitement of live harness & simulcast racing, slots, poker, food and fun in one ‘RED HOT' bundle of entertainment - all done Island style!
The birthplace of Confederation and the seat of PEI's provincial legislature since 1847, Province House National Historic Site is Charlottetown's most significant cultural landmark. Walk in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation as you learn about the history of this magnificent example of neo-classical architecture and see how it remains a centre of political life for Islanders today. Friendly and knowledgeable Parks Canada staff offer guided tours, and a spectacular sound and light show is projected onto the exterior of the building every evening in the summer months.
Jun 1-Oct 7, daily 9 am-5 pm; Oct 8-May 31, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm.
Walk in the footsteps of one of Canada's most celebrated authors and immerse yourself in the landscape that inspired Anne of Green Gables. The centrepiece of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables is truly a national treasure that boasts exquisite gardens, the original house and farmyard, walking trails that inspired "Lovers Lane," animated bilingual interpretive events, family fun and games, films, displays, gift shop, The Butter Churn Café and more! Group reservations requested. Visit our website for more information.
Daily, 9 am-5 pm, Apr and Nov, Sun to Thu, 12 noon-4 pm. Off-season visits available by appointment.
There are guided tours of "Ingleside", Lucy Maud's Montgomery - family home. Original furnishings, many featured in "Anne" books, including "Magog" (the china dog), "Rosebud-Spray Tea-Set", autographed first editions, and much more. The home is Host to "Anne's Perfectly Scrumptious Wild-Rose Tea Party" with Anne of Green Gables Treasury author in July and August. Tea party reservations are required and the tea party includes a museum tour and hat-making. Details at the website above.
This attraction is open daily. Admission is $3.50; children under 12 years are free.
This attraction is open from June 1st to September 15th.