Charlottetown Boulder Park
Charlottetown Boulder Park is an outdoor boulder park located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The park is located on the northern side of the Honourable George Coles Building, adjacent to Province House.
|Charlottetown Boulder Park|
|Location||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|Founder||Dr. Eric Harvie|
|Operated by||Confederation Centre of the Arts|
The park was the idea of Dr. Eric Harvie, chairman of the Fathers of Confederation Memorial Citizens Foundation, and includes boulders from each of the Canadian provinces; each boulder includes a plaque that identifies the provinces from which the boulder came, along with the geological name of the rock formation. Harvie intended the park to commemorate the contribution of people from across Canada to the creation of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
The park opened in a ceremony on September 1, 1966, the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Charlottetown Conference. The landscaping for the park was funded by the Bank of Nova Scotia; Graham Scott, manager of the Charlottetown branch, and Dr. Frank MacKinnon, Chair of the Fathers of Confederation Memorial Trust, cut the ribbon.
Map of boulder locations
Boulders are sited over 1,000 square metres (0.25 acres) site between Church Street and Province House, just south of Grafton Street.
|Map showing location of boulders in Charlottetown Boulder Park|
Prince Edward Island
- Macdougall, Gary (6 September 2014). "Rocks that Rock". The Guardian (Charlottetown). p. 13.
- Bond, Anne (2 September 1966). "Boulder Park And Flagpoles Dedicated At Plaza Ceremony". The Guardian (Charlottetown). pp. 1, 3.
- Bond, Anne (2 September 1966). "Dedication ceremony held on Centre plaza". The Evening Patriot (Charlottetown). p. 2.