CBC Prince Edward Island was among the news sources to note that Prince Edward Island was listed first in CNN’s list of the top places to go this year.
With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017, there’s no finer excuse to head to the birthplace of the nation, Prince Edward Island.
Travelers are falling in love with the island’s rocky red shores and picturesque fishing villages all over again thanks to several new TV and movie productions of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic, “Anne of Green Gables.”
The best way to explore the island’s capital, Charlottetown, is on foot.
Many of the highlights are in the historic downtown core including the Charlottetown Province House — the famed government building where the Charlottetown Conference took place in 1864. It was here that a small group of elected officials gathered to discuss the possibility of joining the region’s independent provinces to create a singular nation.
Three years later, Canada’s Constitution Act was passed by British Parliament and a new country was born.
Upscale restaurants have multiplied on the island in the last 10 years, taking advantage of the excellent local produce.
But there’s nothing quite like an old fashioned lobster supper — a massive gathering traditionally held in a cavernous community hall that ends with a table full of empty shells and butter-coated fingers.
Note that it did not rank #1, but instead was just the first entry. This is a distinction, I think, some people have passed over.