Together, Confederation Centre of the Arts and Parks Canada are pleased to provide you with The Story of Confederation. This program offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Province House National Historic Site and the Charlottetown Conference while Province House is closed for conservation work over the next three to five years.

A variety of captivating heritage experiences that present the birth of the nation story in new and innovative ways are now available for all to enjoy.

The Confederation Chamber Experience

The Chamber visitor experience includes the following:

  • A stunning replica of the historical Confederation Chamber where the Fathers of Confederation met during the Charlottetown Conference;
  • Parks Canada’s new 20-minute film ‘A Building of Destiny’ which transports viewers back in time to the first eight days in September 1864 when history was made at Province House that would change the face of North America. This film also showcases related themes, including the First Nations context at the time of Confederation and the role of women in Victorian society;
  • Guided interpretation of the exhibit, which includes a few original artifacts from the Confederation Chamber.

Location: Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Upper Foyer

Cost: Free of charge

Hours of Operation

November 2017 - April 2018
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturdays only.
May and June 2018
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).
July and August 2018 
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Noon to 5:00 pm Sunday.
September and October 2018
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).