Photo Credit: Ann MacNeill

Birthplace of Canada

Canada was born here

Confederation Players at Province House

In 1864, 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 interpretive guides in historic costumes known as the Confederation Players. We invite you to become a time traveller, step back to 1864.



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