Canada’s capitals are special places filled with memorable experiences. They reflect our identities as residents of provinces and territories and our national capital reflects our identity as Canadians. The capitals are where we learn about our provinces, our territories, and our country.
The capitals are where we celebrate who we are: our values, our accomplishments, our diversity and our ties to our country. The capitals represents the many faces of our mosaic, nourish our connection to the land that we cherish, and provide us with an authentic experience of our heritage. In our capitals, we honour our past and look to a shared future, and strengthen ourselves collectively as Canadians.
Canada’s capitals are alive with stories that emphasize our history, our heritage and our cultures. We preserve them so that our young people will have the opportunity to visit their capitals and to add their own stories. This will encourage a sense of pride in their provinces and territories and in their country, and an appreciation of peoples’ achievements.
National Capital Commission
As the Birthplace of Confederation and the capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown has earned national and provincial historic prominence and was awarded the Prince of Wales Leadership Award for demonstrating its firm commitment to the merits and value of heritage preservation.
Edmonton is an energy city fueled and driven by the passion, spirit and spark of its more than 800,000 citizens. Backed by a strong commitment to an environment where cultural, social, recreational and business opportunities flourish, Edmonton embraces the rich cultural mosaic that makes up the city.
Fredericton is the capital of the province of New Brunswick and is home to over 56,224 residents. An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York Sunbury Museum, and The Playhouse—a performing arts venue.
An extraordinary experience awaits you in beautiful St. John’s where days are relaxed, nights are lively and the smiles are always warm. History, culture, stunning coastal scenery, icebergs, whales and some of the most spectacular hiking trails on the planet – there’s so much to see and do you’ll want to make the most of your visit, soaking up every moment with memories that will last a lifetime.
Established as the Yukon's capital city in 1953, the City of Whitehorse is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Named the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River and is surrounded by rugged mountains and pristine lakes.