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Charlottetown, PEI

Charlottetown is the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, a small island near New Brunswick located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With a rich and vibrant mix of French, Acadian and British culture, it was most 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 the Canadian Confederation. The Prince Edward Island is well known for its potato farming, rich red soil, beautiful beaches and fishing industry. It is connected to the mainland of New Brunswick by the Confederation Bridge, and to Nova Scotia by ferry.