Charlottetown - PEI
Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consortof the United Kingdom, Charlottetown was originally an unincorporated town that incorporated as a city in 1855.
It was famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian and Maritime statesmen to debate the proposed Maritime Union and the more persuasive British North American Union, now known as Canadian Confederation. From this, the city adopted as its motto “Cunabula Foederis” – “Birthplace of Confederation”. The first European settlers in the area were French; personnel from Fortress Louisbourg founded a settlement in 1720 named Port La Joye on the southwestern part of the harbour opposite the present-day city.
Charlottetown’s economy is dominated by the public sector. The provincial, federal, and municipal levels of government are significant employers in the central part of Queens County, as are the health care and secondary and post-secondary education sectors.
The city’s streetscape with a centrally planned downtown core containing many Victorian-era houses and buildings is an attraction, as well as the waterfront redevelopment project in recent decades. There are 11 National Historic Sites of Canada located in Charlottetown, including Province House and the Confederation Centre of the Artshich has seen walking trails and parks developed on former industrial lands. 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. The Charlottetown Festival itself is headlined by Canada’s most popular and longest-running musical, Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, which is an adaptation of Island author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel. Several other small theaters and galleries can be found immediately surrounding the Confederation center including the Mac (MacKenzie theatre), the Arts Guild, and Pilar Shepard gallery.There is one junior hockey team in the community: the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Charlottetown Islanders. The city is also home to the Island Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada.
City of Charlottetown – http://www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/
Tourism – http://www.discovercharlottetown.com/
The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/
Journal Pioneer – http://www.journalpioneer.com/
English Language School Board – https://edu.princeedwardisland.ca/psb/
La Commission Scolaire de Langue Francaise – https://cslfipe.wordpress.com/
Immanuel Christian School – http://icspei.ca/
Grace Christian School https://www.gcspei.ca/
Colleges & Universities
University of Prince Edward Island – http://www.upei.ca/
Atlantic Veterinary College -http://www.upei.ca/avc/
Holland College – http://www.hollandcollege.com/
To get a Health Card with Health PEI (One Island Health System) – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/sante-i-p-e/pei-health-card
Hospitals & Clinics
Queen Elizabeth Hospital – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-pei/queen-elizabeth-hospital
Downtown Walkin Clinic – http://bpchealth.ca/
Sherwood Family Medical Center Walk in Clinic – http://www.sherwooddrugmart.ca/