Just under an hour drive from the Confederation bridge, connecting New Brunswick to P.E.I., will get you to Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island (map), Canadian province located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, on the Atlantic coast.
Charlottetown is often referred to as the birthplace of Confederation but beside its historic significance and historic locations around the city, as well as its charming coastal architecture, city is alive with festivals, events, shops and restaurants often enough surrounded with a live entertainment, especially on the Victoria Row – a pedestrian street.
Photo Gallery Charlottetown
– featured on the photographs
“William Henry Pope (1825-1879)
Work of art by Jules Lasalle
Plaque on the waterfront – Statue of W.H. Pope
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown and Québec conference, which let to the creation of Canada, bronze statue of two Fathers of Confederation were commissioned, one for Charlottetown and the other for Quebec city.
William Henry Pope, Prince Edward Islands’s Colonial Secretary, is seen here being rowed out to welcome the delegates from the united Province of Canada (current-day Quebec and Ontario) arriving aboard the SS Queen Victoria to attend the Charlottetown Conference, from September 1 to 9, 1864.
The Statue in Québec city, portrays Étienne-Paschal Taché, chair of Quebec conference, welcoming delegates from the Maritime colonies arriving aboard the SS Queen Victoria to attend the Quebec Conference, from October 10 to 27, 1864.
These complementary works of art created by sculptor Jules Lasalle highlight the link between Canada’s first two founding conferences. The third and final conference was held in London, England, from December 1866 to March 1867. The Dominion of Canada was established July 1, 1867, with the proclamation of the British North America Act.
Donated by Prince Edward Island 2014 Inc.
to the City of Charlottetown
August 30, 2014“
Stroll along the picturesque seaside boardwalk was especially pleasant on not so busy with tourists morning.
50 kilometers away – Point Prim Lighthouse…
Your entry point to P.E.I. – The Confederation Bridge…