Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE
1864 was an important year in Charlottetown. The Charlottetown Conference, held in September, gave delegates from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the colony of Canada one week to meet, share ideas, and agree in principle to union of the colonies. Two conferences and three years later, this nation was born! The Dominion of Canada was declared on July 1, 1867 with the passing of the British North America Act.
1864 fut une année importante à Charlottetown. La Conférence de Charlottetown, qui a eu lieu en septembre, a rassemblé des délégués de la Nouvelle-Écosse, du Nouveau-Brunswick, de l'île-du-Prince-Édouard et de la colonie du Canada pendant une semaine, au cours de laquelle ils ont pu échanger leurs idées et donner leur approbation de principe à l’union des colonies. Deux conférences et trois ans plus tard, notre pays naissait! La création du Dominion du Canada fut proclamée le 1er juillet 1867 avec la promulgation de la British North America Act.
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Location. 46° 14.123′ N, 63° 7.57′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grafton Street and Great George Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the walkway on the northwest side of the Province House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1J1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Whelan (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Edward Island War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Archibald Macdonald (within shouting distance of this marker); A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Pope (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
Also see . . . Charlottetown Conference. In 1864 a conference was planned to discuss the possibility of a union of the Maritime Provinces. The Province of Canada (consisting of present-day Ontario and Quebec) requested and received permission to send a delegation. (Submitted on October 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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