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Birthplace of Canada

2014 will mark the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. A reason to celebrate? We think so! More than 150 festivals, events and programs form a year-long, province-wide celebration to commemorate this landmark event - and you're invited!.

Canada was Born Here

150 years ago, a small group of elected officials gathered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They were meeting to discuss the possibility of uniting three Maritime jurisdictions, but representatives also appeared at the conference to raise a broader issue, and sow the seed of a concept to establish a larger union and create a country. This historic event of 1864 led to the founding of Canada.

Walk through historic downtown Charlottetown, and back through time, escorted by the Confederation Players, interpretive guides in historic costumes. We invite you to become a time traveller, step back to 1864 and relive the exciting events that led to the creation of this great nation. You'll learn about the history of the Island, the history of Canada and you'll also have a chance to chat with some of the folks that lived here over a century ago.

Take a moment to browse through the following links and create your own personal journey.

Would you like to drive along one of the many scenic heritage red-clay roads, visit the museums and heritage sites, or research your family roots on the island? Discover more about the history and culture of Prince Island.