2017 will be a fun year on Prince Edward Island, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is especially exciting on the Island because in 1864 a group of elected officials gathered in Charlottetown to discuss establishing a union and creating a country. Although the country was not founded until a few years later, the conversation began here at the Charlottetown Conference. This is why Charlottetown is known as The Birthplace of Confederation. The history lives on today and is evident as you walk through Charlottetown. We invite you to experience our history, culture, local traditions, cuisine, and landscape as you celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.