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The Mothers and Fathers of Confederation gather around a fire pit to keep warm.
Vacay.ca predicts Prince Edward Island capital will be 'most festive spot in the country' this year
Charlottetown is the No. 1 Canadian travel destination for 2014 according to travel website Vacay.ca.
The travel website, which originated the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada list, released its 20 Best Places to Travel in Canada in 2014 on Jan. 1.
Vacay.ca says Prince Edward Island capital city's plans to commemorate the 1864 Charlottetown Conference will make this community the top place to visit.
"It will be the most festive spot in the country — and one of the most festive in North America — and for that reason Charlottetown has topped the list," states the website.
"What occurred in Charlottetown 150 years ago can’t be understated — and in 2014 it won’t be. The sesquicentennial of the Charlottetown Conference, the pivotal event that led to the 1867 constitution, will include a year-long celebration that revs up on Canada Day and continues through September 6, the height of Founders’ Week when the likes of Macdonald, George Brown and George-Étienne Cartier gathered in Province House to muscle out a deal."
"What occurred in Charlottetown 150 years ago can’t be understated — and in 2014 it won’t be." Vacay.ca
While the article lists Charlottetown as the top destination, it also outlines other Prince Edward Island attractions for tourists to take in while visiting the capital city.
"I’ve visited PEI in each of the past two years and discovered splendid red-sand shores, bucolic scenery and challenging golf courses, as well as some attractions you wouldn’t expect to find," writes author Adrian Brijbassi.
St. Andrews, N.B., comes in at No. 4 and Halifax, N.S., is ranked 16 as the only other two Maritime destinations in Vacay.ca's Top 20 list. Newfoundland and Labrador appear on the list twice: Fogo Island comes in third and Western Newfoundland ranks fifteenth.