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”.
As we drive up historic Great George Street we come to Saint Dunstan’s Basilica, a fine example of church architecture, and Province House, the site of the historic 1864 meeting where the concept of Canada from sea-to-sea was born.
A drive through the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island will show why UPEI is one of Canada’s finest small universities. We pass the Atlantic Veterinary College and the National Research Council of Canada’s natural products research centre.
As we turn back toward the historic town centre through business and residential areas we see where we as Charlottetonians 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 to Stratford for a scenic view of the city’s skyline. Continuing on we pause at the top of Tea Hill for a panoramic view of the entrance to Charlottetown Harbour, Hillsborough Bay, Governor’s Island and Point Prim.
After a stop at Kinloch beach to stretch our legs and smell the salt sea air, we return to the city passing the PEI Golf Academy on our way.
Tour length: 3 hours