Ever have a city tour that included a visit to a farm market and a beach? Ours does!
We begin the tour by discovering why Charlottetown’s slogan is “The Birthplace of Canada”. We visit Province House, the site of the historic 1864 meeting where the concept of Canada from sea-to-sea was born. Get the real story through a 17-minute informative and entertaining film and a visit to the Confederation Chambers.
Drive through the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s finest small universities. We also pass through business and residential areas to see where we live and work.
We travel around Victoria Park, the jewel of the city, and view the harbour, the lighthouse, the city skyline, and Fanningbank, the residence of the Lieutenant-Governor. We pause in the park for photo opportunities, then carry on up Kent Street toward City Hall, noting the beautiful garden in one of Charlottetown’s four public squares.
We leave the city by historic Water Street and cross the Hillsborough Bridge. After a visit to Balderston’s Farm Market we pause at the top of Tea Hill for a gorgeous viewscape of Hillsborough Bay, Governor’s Island and Point Prim. We continue our tour passing Kinloch beach and the PEI Golf Academy on our way back to town.