Charlottetown, incorporated in 1855, is the largest city and the capital of Prince Edward Island. It was the site of the gathering of Canadian and Maritime politicians of the day which resulted in the confederation of Canada as we know it today. It is know as the Birthplace of Confederation.The population of Charlottetown is in excess of 76,000 people. The city area comprises the neighbourhoods of Charlottetown, Brighton, Spring Park, Parkdale, Sherwood, East Royalty and Hillsborough Park, West Royalty and Winsloe.The economy of Charlottetown is dominated by the public sector, but it is a full and varied economy including tourism, manufacturing, higher education and research, the retail sector, and most every type of business you would find in any provincial capital.Charlottetown is home to many educational opportunities including the University of PEI (UPEI), Holland College campuses, the Atlantic Veterinary College, as well as both a French and English School Board and two independant Christian schools.The city is steeped in its own history as the Birthplace of Confederation as well as the tourism. It has a cruise ship port, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, as well as Founder’s Hall, Provincial House and 11 National Historic Sites. It is the home to the the Charlottetown Festival as well as many other festivals and events throughout the year.
The city has many sporting opportunities including numerous parks and playing fields for soccer, baseball, softball, football, rugby, and field hockey. There are also many outdoor tennis courts, recreational trails, and running tracks as well as numerous private run gymnasiums and fitness centres, yoga and pilates studios and a plethora of other possibilities for personal fitness.The city also hosts professional sports teams including the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Charlottetown Islanders, the Island Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada and amateur varsity team sports such as Colonel Gray and Charlottetown Rural spoprts programs, the University of Prince Edward Island’s varsity teams (the UPEI Panthers) and Holland College also has a varsity team, the Holland Hurricanes.
Charlottetown is well known for its historic downtown, with many Victorian-era buildings and streets ranging from larger, treed boulevards to small quaint lanes.Charlottetown is a great mix of old and new, economy and lifestyle, with all the historic buildings and history on one hand, and modern amenities including the province’s main hospital, university and more on the other. You really are in the middle of PEI life if you live in our capital, Charlottetown.
Montague is the principal city and the largest centre of population in King’s County, the eastern portion of Prince Edward Island. It is located across the Montague River and as such is a picturesque small town.
Montague is site to Montague Consolidated School, Montague Intermediate School and Montague Regional High School. It also has a small Holland College campus. The Town of Montague amalgamated with the Town of Georgetown, plus five nearby rural municipalities – Brudenell, Cardigan, Lorne Valley, Lower Montague, and Valleyfield in 2018. Montague has running tracks, recreational trails, parks, and playing fields for soccer, rugby, football, field hockey, softball and baseball. In addition there is a swimming pool and fitness complex. There is also a curling team.
It’s business core supports two supermarkets, hardware and home improvement stores, a downtown retail centre, and major fast food restaurants, as well as banks, and car dealerships. It is also the site of the King’s County Memorial Hospital as well as some provincial government offices including the provincial medical system and the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.