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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.

Charlottetown: Historical Architecture Guided Walking Tour

2. Charlottetown: Historical Architecture Guided Walking Tour

Come explore the historical downtown area of Charlottetown via a 2 hour walking tour with your guide Jamie. One will get to see many of the sights and learn why the city is known as the “Birth Place of Canada” . Not only will you learn about the city but also many things about Canada’s smallest province. Your guide, Jamie , was born and raised in the Charlottetown area, in fact his family has been living on the same land for over 200 years. He will introduce to you the city and province he loves. You may also hear many personal anecdotes including his 15 minutes of fame. The tour itself consists of leisurely 2 hour walk through the city seeing such sites as St. Dunstan,s Basilica, Province House, where the idea of forming Canada was born, Confederation Centre of the Arts, All Souls Chapel, and many other historical buildings and houses. The walk involves very little elevation changes so is quite easy to manage but one should wear a good pair of walking shoes and dress for the appropriate weather.

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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!