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Our capital invites you to visit and become part of the culture and heritage of our province.

Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island and the “Birthplace of Canada”. It was here that the Fathers of Confederation held their first meeting, a meeting that led to the decision to begin to create our country, Canada. Against such a historical background, Charlottetown offers a heritage district featuring historic buildings and sites.

Charlottetown has a vibrant cultural environment showcasing museums, galleries, artisans, craftspeople, musicians, and great theatre. No visit to PEI is complete without time spent in Charlottetown, and if you’re flying to PEI, this is where you’ll arrive.

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McAskill's Studio

Visit our studio and smell the aroma of wood being crafted. Over 50 different PEI artisans' products available in our store. Shop from wood, pottery, glass, metal, jewelry, art, and print items. For a fun morning or afternoon, check out our "What Wood You Make?" pen turning experience. You can design and turn your own pen on a wood lathe. Great fun for the whole family. See our website for details.