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Prince Edward Island: Small Group Charlottetown Walking Tour

1. Prince Edward Island: Small Group Charlottetown Walking Tour

Explore Charlottetown on a 2-hour guided walking tour where you will enjoy a combination of history, sightseeing, and entertainment. Your day begins on the city’s waterfront at Confederation Landing. From here, you will head to Great George St. which is known for the evolution of architecture displayed along the way. On one side you will see beautifully preserved Georgian architecture and on the other side of the street you will see Gothic Revival architecture. As you leisurely walk down the street, you will pass by the Bishops Palace and the Basilica Cathedral, considered to be the defining silhouette of Charlottetown. Next, you will stroll around the grounds of Province House, known for being the birthplace of the Confederation, before heading over to Victoria Row. This area is well known for its daily live entertainment, local artists, artisan shops, cafes and farm-to-table restaurants. After, you will view the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where the world-famous Anne of Green Gables play has been running for over 50 years. Your tour will then continue on as you pass multiple points of interest such as Confederation Court Mall, City Hall, and Rochford Square. Then, head over to the Prince Edward Island government buildings, a stunning example of brutalist architecture. Here you will visit the Beaconsfield Historic House and the Government House of Prince Edward Island, which today serves as the home of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. After this, you will make your way back towards your meeting point as you stroll down the Victoria Boardwalk. Along the way you will pass by the Culinary Institute of Canada, the Queen Charlotte Armoury, and the PEI Convention Centre, arriving back at Peakes Quay and Confederation Landing for the end of your tour.

Downtown Charlottetown: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Downtown Charlottetown: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Charlottetown, the charming capital city of Prince Edward Island! On this walking tour, you’ll explore the historical and cultural treasures that make this city so special. Our 75-minute walk starts and ends at Port Charlottetown. As you wander through Charlottetown Marina, Peakes Quay, and down the vibrant pedestrian street, Victoria Row, you’ll learn all about the city’s founding, and Canada’s early history. I’ll tell you how Prince Edward Island was discovered by Europeans, and then handed over to British landlords. You’ll find out how the islanders gained their independence, tiptoed on the brink of bankruptcy, and what eventually convinced them to join the Confederation. You’ll quickly realize it’s been a wild ride for these islanders to get to where they are now. Along the way, I’ll show you St Dunstan’s Basilica, one of only 26 basilicas in Canada, and one of the most visible landmarks in the city. You’ll also see the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation, Province House National Historic Site, one of the oldest functioning parliamentary buildings in the world. As you take in Downtown Charlottetown, you’ll have a chance to: • Visit the largest and the smallest churches on the island, St. Dunstan’s Basilica Cathedral and All Souls Chapel • Explore the Confederation Center of the Arts, a cultural center dedicated to Canadian visual and performing arts, where productions of Anne of Green Gables (the world’s longest continuous-running musical) were held annually until the pandemic hit • Hear about the ghosts who foretold the tragedy of the burning phantom ship, and an exiled Irish God who lurks in the rocks near the Irish Settlers Monument • Stroll past COWS ice-cream parlor, Lobster on the Wharf restaurant, and the Culinary Institute of Canada, where you can discover local cuisine • Find out about the last public execution in the province in Connaught Square, where convict George Dowie was hung three times before being declared dead • Take in a few of the city’s hidden quirks, including a canon planted in the sidewalk, and statues of Eckhart, the mouse from David Weale’s best seller The True Meaning of Crumbfest • Discover how the PEI Railway became one of the world’s most crooked rail beds with a third of its total line made up of curves Whether it’s your first time in the city or you’re a curious local, this tour is a valuable introduction to Charlottetown’s history. By the end of this tour, you’ll have a greater appreciation of Canada’s birthplace, its rich cultural heritage, and its lesser-known stories. So, grab your walking shoes and join me as we explore the best of Charlottetown. Let’s get started!

Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

3. Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

Hit your city’s streets while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone. Download the app, choose your route, then head out as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group to get started. Follow the prompts as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed and you're tasked with solving the crime. Your job is to visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. Choose the driving route on the outskirts of the city, where you'll park at each location, listen to the audio drama and complete your tasks. Or, go for the walking map to get outside and enjoy the downtown area. Play the game at any time and move at your own pace, taking a break whenever you need to and resuming once you're ready.

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4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

In my forty years of traveling, this was the best tour I have ever been on. Our guide was very energetic, funny and and knew his Charlottetown history very well. I could have spent another two hours just discussing architecture, history and current events in the area.

My wife and I had a wonderful experience, even in the rain. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and has an amazing singing voice. I would highly recommend this tour.

Was a very pleasant and informative tour. Guide was well informed and personable. This was a great way to see the highlights of your beautiful city

Very Nice and Curtias. Good job. showing us the town and explaining the History Went out of her way to help us on the right path afterwards

Joe M was really great and very knowledgeable!! Loved this your and PEI!