Travel Blogs from Charlottetown
Had a great night's sleep and was time to explore PEI's capital. In 1765, Charlottetown was made the colonial capital of St. John's Island (later renamed PEI as we already had enough places called St. John's!).
It is most famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian statesmen to debate …
Got up & said goodbye to my patch of grass - in the middle of everything! I was already sweating at 9am so this was going to be another stinker. I wasn't in much of a meandering mood so set a direct route to Charlottetown.
On the way, I stopped at Buffalo Land Provincial Park. It's a 100 acres park with 25 buffalo and lots of deer. I …
... by the orange and blue colors of cell phone advertisements painted on virtually every home. No gorillas to report here though...
Charlottetown itself is a small laid back town with surprisingly good food. The old downtown core is well restored and most of the people roaming the streets are older tourists many of whom were brought here on cruise ships. There isn't much to ...
... house that was already occupying the spot to a slightly less desirable one over the road), the Art Gallery (I did actually look around the whole thing, I didn't just tear wildly through it looking for L M Montgomery items), and up and down the waterfront on the boardwalk several times. I also had some tasty meals at various restaurants including my first meal on the Island at a place called Hunter's where the portion was so big it could more easily have eaten me than ...
... past the Governor's House, where Wills and Kate stayed ( and within spitting distance of K&C's) completed the tour.
Of course I wasn't going to let a trip to PEI go by without visiting the Anne of Green Gables shop. The shop was a delight, selling overpriced DVDs books, hats with red pigtails pre-fitted and even Raspberry Cordial- all tended by a desperately embarassed shop attendant forced to wear a smock ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking