Hours of Operation
The Story of Confederation
Parks Canada is pleased to support Confederation Centre of the Arts in developing a new initiative entitled The Story of Confederation: an exciting program that will present the birth of the nation story in innovative ways while Province House National Historic Site is closed for a $20.05 Million conservation project. The Story of Confederation will launch in 2015 and will operate for three years.
Through The Story of Confederation, visitors to Confederation Centre of the Arts and the historic grounds surrounding Province House will have an opportunity to learn about Province House, the birthplace of Confederation and the Charlottetown Conference of 1864 as we head towards Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
This exciting new program will offer captivating heritage experiences in both official languages and present the birth of the nation story in new ways, including: an all-new feature film, "A Building of Destiny", interpretive panels and new exhibitions, including a stunning replica of the Confederation Chamber, interpretation from the Confederation Players program, and a kiosk on the historic grounds of Province House during peak season which will offer reception and orientation for The Story of Confederation program and access to Explora – the official Parks Canada Province House app.
Hours of operation will be announced by Confederation Centre of the Arts in Spring 2015. For updates on the status of this program, please consult Confederation Centre of the Arts online.
Please note: Province House National Historic Site will be closed for three to five years for conservation work beginning January 1, 2015
Parks Canada has made significant ongoing infrastructure investments in Province House, including the recently announced $10.05 Million to address areas of greatest priority related to public safety as well as to mitigate ongoing water infiltration problems. This work is scheduled to get underway in January 2015 and due to the nature of the conservation work required, the building will be closed for an estimated three to five years.
Parks Canada is committed to telling to the story of Province House National Historic Site, the birthplace of Confederation and site of the Charlottetown Conference, during this period of closure. We will work closely with our partners to define a multi-media visitor experience for Province House that will allow us to continue to share that story with visitors in ways that will build lasting, memorable connections between them and this very important symbol of Canadian history. Please check back for further details or contact us at 902-566-7050.