Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
************ATTENTION: GPS UNITS ARE BOOKED ONE PER GROUP, UP TO 6 GUESTS IN GROUP***********
Charlottetown is the Birthplace of Confederation. This is where discussions began that led to the formation of Canada. The city has a rich history reflected in its architecture.
Take this self-guided walking tour that combines the technology of a handheld GPS unit with the adventure of a scavenger hunt. Written clues help you find each destination and you'll find the answers to a customized crossword puzzle at different locations along the Quest route.
Each location on the walk will reveal interesting facts about Charlottetown and the island by showcasing some of the city's most beautiful architecture and the stories behind the buildings.
James Peake, a wealthy shipbuilder and merchant, built Beaconsfield in 1877. At the time, it was one of the most elegant and modern homes on the Island, featuring gas lighting, central heating, a water closet and running water. The luxurious house had twenty-five rooms, eight fireplaces, encaustic tiling, porcelain chandeliers and a beautiful colored-glass window above the staircase that featured Peake's initials.
Don't miss the story of the cannon sunk in the sidewalk in downtown Charlottetown, placed there by Theophilus DesBrisay after it fell over the cliff at the Fort Amherst. A flagstaff was placed in the bore to fly the Union Jack when the Prince of Wales visited in 1860. The gun was also used as a hitching post for many years.
Not just for adult history buffs, this outing is also highly suitable for kids, who make excellent teammates as they quickly grasp GPS technology and accidentally learn a lot about Charlottetown along the way.
Notes: This self-guided walking tour can be completed easily within 2½ hours but if you wish to take longer, you can (subject to availability). Your team size should be limited to no more than six persons so everyone can participate actively in using the GPS, crossword puzzle and clues.