St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown

Step into St. Dunstan's Basilica and admire the marble floors, stained glass windows, and atmosphere of calm and contemplation. An original cathedral on the site burned down in 1907; the replacement you see today dates from 1913. Added to the list of National Historic Sites of Canada in 1990, it displays a Gothic Revival architectural style and represents one of the most prominent buildings in the city. As a local landmark, the basilica attracts both worshippers and those interested in the history and architecture of the town. Plan to see St. Dunstan's Basilica and other attractions that appeal to you using our Charlottetown day trip app .
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  • Neat old church to see downtown. Lots of other cools old churches but this is the only one open to the public. Neat architecture, but doesn't take too long to get through  more »
  • From the outside it looked closed but the doors opened and I was fortunate to see the architecture of this beautiful basilica. A mass was in process so I didn’t walk throughout but was still able to a...  more »
  • Our visit to St. Dunstan's Basilica was the highlight of our short stay in Charlottetown. When you step inside you feel as if you have stepped into one of the great buildings in Europe. Be sure and vi...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place. One can truly believe God works find his home here
  • Small but very impressive city. Enjoyed two days of site seeing
  • ​Small compared to other basilicas in Europe but towers over the relatively modest Charlottetown skyline. Nice interior and exterior architecture.
  • Breath taking! A must see if in the area and a short walk from the waterfront in Charlottetown.
  • Must see.very very eye catching.

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There's no better area from which to enjoy the city's iconic buildings than the center and its neighboring suburb, Spring Park. Here, you'll find the bulk of the city's accommodations, typically guesthouses or inns housed tastefully in restored old buildings. If you want views over the harbor, look closer to the waterfront to choose from several higher-end hotels. The neighborhood of West Royalty, located conveniently close to the University of Prince Edward Island, also offers a selection of budget to mid-range accommodations.
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