2017 will be a fun year on Prince Edward Island, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is especially exciting on the Island because in 1864 a group of elected officials gathered in Charlottetown to discuss establishing a union and creating a country. Although the country was not founded until a few years later, the conversation began here at the Charlottetown Conference. This is why Charlottetown is known as The Birthplace of Confederation. The history lives on today and is evident as you walk through Charlottetown. We invite you to experience our history, culture, local traditions, cuisine, and landscape as you celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Let’s see what will happen on PEI!
1、 To celebrate Canada 150 Parks Canada is inviting visitors to explore Parks Canada locations for free! Not only can you experience the Prince Edward Island National Park, the fee for Green Gables National Historic Site in Cavendish has also been waived for 2017.
2、 The Confederation Centre of the Arts has created an accurate replica of the Confederation Chamber in their upper foyer called The Story of Confederation. Parks Canada’s new film “A Building of Destiny” will be showcased, as well as historic vignettes from the Confederation Players and a guided interpretation of the exhibit.
3、 Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and the joy of scientific discovery. Join us for BioBlitz 2017 in the PEI National Park, part of Parks Canada’s national BioBlitz initiative. This is your chance to become a citizen scientist and work alongside Parks Canada specialists and partners as we take note of existing species and participate in guided nature walks. Come be part of Canada’s nature selfie.
4、 BridgeFest 150 is to celebrate both the 150th anniversary of Canada and the 20th anniversary of the Confederation Bridge. It will be a multi-dimensional event. The main event will be the IWK Run for Families which will take place on June 18th. Other events will include a major fireworks display on June 16th in Borden-Carleton, a gala night on June 17th in Summerside, and a full day of fun on the 18th with activities and entertainment.
5、 As the Birthplace of Confederation, Charlottetown will proudly celebrate its unique and important role in the founding of Canada with a spectacular Sound & Light Show projected on the sandstone walls of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Recounting the birth of Canada, the free nightly screening will showcase the nation’s diversity and highlight its bright future. With content submitted from across the country, the show aptly reflects the collaborative and cooperative nature that underpins Canada’s national character.
6、 This theatrical work was created by Canada’s youth, artists, and First Nations representatives to show their vision for Canada’s future. The show will be performed daily in the summer at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
7、 Charlottetown will be a guest port for the Rendezvous 2017 Regatta as a part of a special sailing race organized to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. 6-8 ships will be docked in Charlottetown Harbour from June 30th-July 2nd.
8、 One of Parks Canada’s signature Canada 150 programs is “Imagine a Country”. A new Parks Canada initiative to engage audiences in the Story of Canada and the Story of Confederation in a dynamic and immersive manner while encouraging a sense of connection in particular to Province House National Historic Site.
9、 Celebrate Canada 150 in the Birthplace of Confederation – entertainment and of course, fireworks!
10、 It’s time to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and ParticipACTION has the ultimate playlist. Join the ParticiACTION host and Parks Canada staff for a special event July 2nd at Cavendish Beach between 10am to 3pm and get your “Yoga on the Beach.” You can try your hand at the other activities taking place in the ParticiACTION tents such as field hockey, cycling activation or surfing challenge. Don’t forget to track your activities online for chances to win great prizes.
11、 Anne Shirley and friends will host visitors on site to celebrate National Historic Sites Day at Green Gables Heritage Place. Heritage demonstrations, traditional ice cream and butter making as well as games and races for kids.
12、 The RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. Their performace is chroeographed to music. To celebrate Canada 150, the RCMP Musical Ride will do a cross-country tour. Proceeds from the Charlottetown show will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Prince Edward Island is proudly to welcome every tourist to join our 150th anniversary of Canada events.
More events, please go to TourismPEI’s website to find them:
Materials are quoted from Toursim PEI.
Chinese author: Boughton Island Tours.