Charlottetown Guided Sightseeing Drive
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
- Guided tour: GoBe guides are friendly, funny folks, and they'll regale you with fun anecdotes and informative commentary of all the places you'll see.
- Charlottetown: See landmarks like Province House, Beaconsfield House, Great George Street, Government House, Victoria Park, the university, and more.
- A tour with a cause: A portion of the proceeds goes to the Children's Wish Foundation, granting wishes to children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
About this Charlottetown tour
Some call it "the birthplace of Canada," and for good reason: It's where modern Canada came into being.
In 1864, representatives from England's Maritime colonies – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island – gathered at Province House to talk about forming a union. The Brits encouraged these talks, looking for a way to make the colonies less financially dependent on the Crown. The Province of Canada (modern-day Ontario and Quebec) finagled an invite and ended up dominating discussions, becoming the squeaky wheel in a conference that wound up getting their province the most grease. They succeeded in getting the whole country named Canada and its capital located in Ontario.
It's only fitting that Canada's birthplace is also one of its most charming cities. You'll see this in the architecture – the Victorian houses and Gothic Revival cathedral – the lovely parks and gardens, and the friendly, welcoming townsfolk.
Today Province House is home to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, one of several places on this tour going back to Canada's founding. It's equally fitting that a nation known for friendliness and courtesy began there.
Real clowns vs. the political kind
You'd think a gathering of important politicos discussing the forging of a new nation would be the big game in town. But while the politicians were congregating at Province House, the rest of Charlottetown was at a visiting circus. Even the wharfs were deserted, with no workers on hand to greet the ship carrying the delegates.
Make your way to Founders' Hall located at 6 Prince St.
This tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility, able to get on and off the bus without assistance. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Scenic, Bus Tour, Cultural, Budget
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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