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For a blockbuster fix while on holiday, book a seat at Princess Pat Drive-In. With an exciting schedule of new releases, great sound and tech systems, this is the place to go for fun time in the city. For tickets and more, call ahead.
Prince Edward Battery is located within Victoria Park and overlooks the sea, specifically, Northumberland Strait. A visit to this fort will take you back in time to when the large gun cannons on display were used to protect the Island. The Battery offers beautiful views of the water and also has plenty of interesting signage. This place is a must for history lovers when in the city.
You'll find the only licensed live action poker game on Prince Edward Island at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino. The Casino also holds more than 200 slot machines. After gambling inside, venture outside to the newly opened, 25 million dollar racing facility. Check the website for race dates.
A popular venue for catching some live basketball and hockey action, Eastlink Centre is a must visit for sports aficionados. The stadium can seat over 3000 spectators and the atmosphere is at its euphoric best when local heroes Charlottetown Islanders are playing. Apart from sporting events, the sheer size of Eastlink Centre makes it a preferred concert venue. The place has hosted Bryan Adams, Canadian rock sensation The Tragically Hip and David Copperfield has also mesmerized crowds with his magic tricks here in the past.
An offshoot of the Gahan House Brewery, the Prince Edward Island Brewing Company in Charlottetown is an impressive microbrewery. It spans 25,000 square feet (2322.58 square meters) and is located in a renovated former cabinet factory, which now gives off a certain charm. Featuring a huge brew house, an event space with a stage used for concerts and other major events, a retail store, and a bar, the Prince Edward Island Brewing Company is open to the public for tours daily. Guests under 19 years can have an alcohol free tour. There is also a cold beer store on site. For those that appreciate craft ales, a visit to this brewery is a must while in town.
The University of Prince Edward Island was founded in 1969, and today, it is the only university in the province. While the institution's roots trace back as far as the early-19th Century, it was only officially established when St. Dunstan's University and Prince of Wales College, founded in 1855 and 1860 respectively, merged to unite the island's Roman Catholic and Protestant communities. Today, the University of Prince Edward Island is a non-denominational public institution. Visitors to the campus should not miss the university's War Memorial Hall, an on-site landmark and residence hall built to honor alumni who also were the slain heroes of World War I and II.