Please note: Province House National Historic Site will be closed for five years for conservation work beginning January 1, 2015

Parks Canada has made significant ongoing infrastructure investments in Province House, including the recently announced $41.05 Million to address areas of greatest priority related to public safety as well as to mitigate ongoing water infiltration problems.

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.

While the building is closed for conservation work, please visit the Story of Confederation exhibit at Confederation Centre of the Arts located next door. Experience an impressive replica of Confederation Chamber and watch Parks Canada's award-winning film, A Building of Destiny, to learn more about the history of Province House and the Charlottetown Conference.

Confederation chamber in Story of Confederation exhibit. 

A new visitor experience: The Story of Confederation

Parks Canada is pleased to support Confederation Centre of the Arts in 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 $41.05 Million conservation project. The Story of Confederation was launched in 2015.

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 offers captivating heritage experiences in both official languages and presents 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 the official Parks Canada Province House app.

Confederation Chamber experience

July 1 to September 4 (Closed September 5)

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday.
  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday.
  • Private bookings* are also available outside of normal operating times.


    September 6 to October 8

  • 11 to 4 pm Monday to Saturday

    October 9 to May 1, please contact Confederation Centre for details.


    July 1 to September 4      

  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday      
  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday


    For updates on this program, please consult The Story of Confederation.