Prince Edward Island Feature


A Good Walk

Start your walk at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Richmond Street, in the heart of downtown. It holds the provincial art gallery and the public library and is home to the Charlottetown Festival. Next door, the Province House National Historic Site is where the first meeting to discuss federal union took place. Turn onto Great George Street, home to St. Dunstan's Basilica, with its towering twin Gothic spires, and follow it to the waterfront. To the west are eateries and small shops; in the opposite direction is the boardwalk of Confederation Landing Park, which takes you to Founders' Hall. Break for lunch here at Mavor's Café. Head back to Province House and explore the shops of Victoria Row before investigating what Queen Street has to offer in the way of pubs and restaurants.

Heading out past Queen Street to the west, make your way to Victoria Park, a grassy respite edging the harbor front. Finally, visit one of the finest residential buildings in the city, 19th-century Beaconsfield Historic House, whose original owner went bankrupt shortly after it was finished.

TIMING: The downtown area can be explored on foot in a few hours, but the wealth of historic sites and harbor views warrants a full day.

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