St. Dunstan's Basilica

St. Dunstan's Basilica, Charlottetown: Hours, Address, St. Dunstan's Basilica Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Dunstan's Basilica
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This is a beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of the city. It's over 100 years old.
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada690 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral worth seeing if in downtown Charlottetown. It's open from 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri and the public is free to walk through and visit. Large cathedral with lots of pretty stained glass windows.
Written July 6, 2022
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dave c
Toronto, Canada494 contributions
This Church is absolutely gorgeous. I am not a very religious person, but we went for afternoon mass and I was in awe of the size of this structure and the incredible painstaking detail that the artisans put into the finish of the interior. I have been to the Blue Mosque and the Ayasophia(?) in Istanbul and St. Mary's Cathedral in Australia. The St. Dunstan Basilica is equally as impressive.
Dave C.
Toronto Canada
Written July 6, 2022
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,800 contributions
During our “10-Day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess, our ship docked at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since we had spare time in the morning before our shore excursion to the Green Gables, we left the ship and walked to St. Dunstan's Basilica in an easy walking distance. Walking along Great George Street, we passed by the statue of Angus Bernard MacEachern, the first bishop of the diocese of Charlottetown. As we approached the basilica, we realized that the basilica had multiple smaller spires surrounding the towering twin spires. The basilica’s stone brick façade with the dominating twin spires and the simple cross on the gable between the spires was impressive enough for the basilica as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown and also as a National Historic Site of Canada as a fine example of the High Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. Upon entering the basilica, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful Gothic nave which gave us a feel of warm and comforting feel instead of dark and oppressive feel of many Gothic cathedrals. The ornate cathedral ceiling and walls in white color lightened the feel inside the nave, and the light color marble like columns also had the same effect. The ornate high altar with beautiful stained glass window with saints and angels was so elegant. The stately pipe organ and the chandeliers were elegant, too. This basilica is a must visit landmark in Charlottetown.
Written September 19, 2020
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Richard S
St Peter Port, UK119 contributions
St Dunstan's was opposite our hotel and we noticed it was open for visitors, so we were curious. The Victorian Gothic outside was not particularly attractive but the inside was much better and very interesting. It apparently has 18 bells in the towers and I would be fascinated to hear them ring. The stained glass is also interesting.
Written May 25, 2022
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CAM
London, UK9 contributions
It is something western countries do well and that is preserving tradition and culture through architecture. The old buildings in Charlottetown are what makes it quaint, interesting and worth visiting. St. Dunstan's Basilica is one such amazing historical building.
Written February 11, 2020
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hummingbird02
Sebastian, FL101 contributions
Couples
Church was just as beautiful as ones in Europe. The architecture was gorgeous, definately a must see on your trip to Charlottetown.
Written October 18, 2012
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globeseeker007
globeseeker0073,294 contributions
This place began as a wooden church in the early years of the 19th century and, over the years, evolved into a stone cathedral. It was destroyed by fire in 1913 and later rebuilt. It has a gothic appearance and can be seen towering above other buildings in town. It is huge in area being 271 feet in length and 90 feet in width. One can wander inside and gaze at the majesty and splendor of the basilica.
Written July 23, 2010
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Andree59
Ottawa112 contributions
Family
Directly across from The Great George Hotel, the basilica is a must-see. We attended mass on the Sunday morning and got a good sense of the community. Beautiful and so ornate. Historical and cultural experience.
Written October 31, 2012
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MizSazzy
Sydney, Australia156 contributions
Friends
I've been to a few cathedrals in my time but this has to be one of the Nicest I've every seen! I went to Mass there one weekend and the service was lovely!
Written October 17, 2012
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ct-cruisers
Connecticut6,404 contributions
We were surprised to find such a large church in a small city like Charlottetown. The basilica is located only a few blocks from the cruise ship pier.

It has wonderful arches and a great hall.

It is a Canadian historic site.
Written September 4, 2010
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  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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