Charlottetown is the capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It is also the county seat of Queens County. Charlottetown has an uncommonly diverse collection of resources and facilities- shopping, dining, culture, sports – for a city of its size. On The Island, it is only in Charlottetown that you will find a Thai restaurant, a Taiwanese tea house, national chains local outlets, and a national arts centre.
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Charlottetown is a popular destination in eastern Canada for visitors from other Maritime provinces, central Canada and the northeastern United States, as the city has a central location in the province as well as various services.
Popular attractions within the city include the provincial legislature at Province House, which hosted the Charlottetown Conference, as well as Founders Hall, a recently redeveloped railway maintenance building which now houses an interactive trip through history tracing the development of Canada as a nation.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts provides live theatre, including the Charlottetown Festival during the summer months, as well as a nationally-ranked art gallery.