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Address: Victoria Park, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1B 2T8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-569-2012

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Historial Cannon Battery

Currently located on a hill overlooking the sea in an apple orchard within Victoria Park this cannon battery once defended the harbour of Charlottetown. A number of posted signs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Tallinn

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Currently located on a hill overlooking the sea in an apple orchard within Victoria Park this cannon battery once defended the harbour of Charlottetown. A number of posted signs provide a unique history of the local defenders of P.E.I and the involvement of the battery and its service men through our country's history.

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Brooks, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was a great walk along the boardwalk and up to see this. Was very interesting to see what they would have seen in the days of that era

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a pleasant area to walk and enjoy the harbor area. The old gun battery is interesting in that such a small gun battery could protect the island.

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Thank Gregg V
Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you're walking along the boardwalk, you can't miss a visit at the battery. It's part of Victoria park's boardwalk area. It's near the ice cream stand, and bathrooms. It gives you a bit of a higher view point of the harbour. In the summer there is a large white square frame nearby for picture taking. Nothing is off bounds,... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Beautiful day at a beautiful park. My husband is a "fort" nut so he was happy with the Battery. Nice viewing area.

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Thank susan t
New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The view out the Charlottetown harbour is second to none from here. the locals use the boardwalk as a daily place to walk, and it is busy year round. I have a soft spot for this spot on the boardwalk, my husband proposed to me here 20 years ago.

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Thank MooreNB
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

we saw this on the double decker hippo bus tour. We would have missed it otherwise. Was very interesting to know that the cannons have never been shot and that PEI was only invaded once and they kidnapped an official and stole a seal which has never been returned. beautiful place for a walk. there is also a playground nearby

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Prince Edward Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you've seen one old cannon, you've pretty well seen them all, so don't go to Victoria Park just to see the Battery. However, the park offers a very nice view of the city, and lots of parking nearby. It's opposite to the entrance to Charlottetown Harbour and a great place for pictures. And if you're with youngsters, or alone... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I am lucky enough to live within walking distance, and take it for granted. Lovely park, great boardwalk, good views, no admission fee, easy to park, what's not to like about it!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is an awesome place to see where they fought to save PEI from the French and what the cannons were like they used. Where you can take reenactment photos minus the military suits of that era. This can be done along the way on your walk on the boardwalk in Victoria Park.

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