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          Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Fredericton, New Brunswick

 


Prince Edward Island is the smallest of Canada's Maritime provinces, known for its red-sand beaches, lighthouses and fertile farmland. New Brunswick is heavily forested, with 3 main cities, Moncton, St. John and Fredericton.  Both provinces offer a delightful combination of historical sights and natural beauty. We are touring the Maritimes as our first major post-Covid trip and will update these pages soon.
 

Charlottetown, the capital of P.E.I., is home to Victorian streetscapes and historical government buildings.

The Charlottetown National Historic site is the birthplace of Canadian Confederation.
 

Peake's Wharf historical waterfront has a boardwalk, a performance space and pleasant shops and cafes.

Confederation Centre for the Arts is a cultural centre dedicated to visual and performing arts.
 

Green Gables Heritage Place is a 19th Century farm that was the inspiration for widely-popular Anne of Green Gables stories.

The Dunes Studio Gallery and Cafe is set amid a luxurious garden in Brackley Beach.
 

The north shore of P.E.I. is dotted with charming fishing villages such as St. Peters Harbour.

Local shops and cafes specialize in seafood, mussels, oysters and especially lobster.
 

Prince Edward Island National Park lies along P.E.I.'s north shore, fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It's 60 km. length has stretches of pretty red-sand beaches.
 

The 13-kilometer long Confederation Bridge carries the Trans-Canada Highway across the Northumberland Strait to connect Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Great blue heron by Ahmon Katz, 2013

Fathers of Confederation by Nathan Scott, 1990

The fictional Ann of Green Gables,  by ubiquitous commercial venues
 

Art walks in Charlottetown highlight dozens of pieces of public art celebrating local fauna, historical figures and fictional characters.
 

Hartland, New Brunswick, is famous for the world's longest covered bridge.
 

Shediac, New Brunswick is famous for the world's largest lobster statue.

The New Brunswick Legislative Building in Fredericton serves as the  meeting place for the Legislative Assembly.

The historic Garrison District is an 18th Century British army base now home to artists' studios, an outdoor theater and a changing of the guards ceremony.
 

Fredericton is home to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the designated provincial gallery and the Maritimes' largest.
 

A delightful mural is a collage of images from various pieces in Beaverbrook's collection of over 300 items.

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This site was last updated 04/30/22