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Prince Edward Island, Canada: Walking Tour of Charlottetown

1. Prince Edward Island, Canada: Walking Tour of Charlottetown

Explore Charlottetown on a 2-hour guided walking tour where you will enjoy a combination of history, sightseeing, and entertainment. Your day begins on the city’s waterfront at Confederation Landing. From here, you will head to Great George St. which is known for the evolution of architecture displayed along the way. On one side you will see beautifully preserved Georgian architecture and on the other side of the street you will see Gothic Revival architecture. As you leisurely walk down the street, you will pass by the Bishops Palace and the Basilica Cathedral, considered to be the defining silhouette of Charlottetown. Next, you will stroll around the grounds of Province House, known for being the birthplace of the Confederation, before heading over to Victoria Row. This area is well known for its daily live entertainment, local artists, artisan shops, cafes and farm-to-table restaurants. After, you will view the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where the world-famous Anne of Green Gables play has been running for over 50 years. Your tour will then continue on as you pass multiple points of interest such as Confederation Court Mall, City Hall, and Rochford Square. Then, head over to the Prince Edward Island government buildings, a stunning example of brutalist architecture. Here you will visit the Beaconsfield Historic House and the Government House of Prince Edward Island, which today serves as the home of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. After this, you will make your way back towards your meeting point as you stroll down the Victoria Boardwalk. Along the way you will pass by the Culinary Institute of Canada, the Queen Charlotte Armoury, and the PEI Convention Centre, arriving back at Peakes Quay and Confederation Landing for the end of your tour.

Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

2. Charlottetown: Self-Guided Murder Mystery Game with Audio

Wander the streets of Charlottetown while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone and discover the sights along the way. See the Governor's Pond, Beaconsfield Historic House, Great St. George Street, and much more. Download the app, choose your route, then head out to start the game as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group. Follow the prompts on your phone as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed in Charlottetown and you will solve the crime. Visit 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. You can choose a walking route in Downtown Charlottetown or a driving route in the north of the city. Take a break and play the game anytime at your own pace.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 44 reviews

In my forty years of traveling, this was the best tour I have ever been on. Our guide was very energetic, funny and and knew his Charlottetown history very well. I could have spent another two hours just discussing architecture, history and current events in the area.

My wife and I had a wonderful experience, even in the rain. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and has an amazing singing voice. I would highly recommend this tour.

Was a very pleasant and informative tour. Guide was well informed and personable. This was a great way to see the highlights of your beautiful city

Very Nice and Curtias. Good job. showing us the town and explaining the History Went out of her way to help us on the right path afterwards

Joe M was really great and very knowledgeable!! Loved this your and PEI!