Kensington is a town located 15 kilometres northeast of Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada; In 2011, the population was 1,496. The area was first known as Five Lanes End, as roads from five different communities converged at the point. It was renamed Barrett's Cross in 1824 after an early settler who established an inn in the area. In 1862, the town was renamed after Kensington Palace in London and it became a town after the Prince Edward Island Railway's mainline from Charlottetown to Summerside curved through the community. The town's former railyards are now rehabilitated as a tourist venue, with the former railway station designed by architect Charles Benjamin Chappell designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976. Aside from being a service centre for the surrounding farming areas, Kensington hosts many notable events throughout the year. These include the Kensington Harvest Festival, Miss Community Gardens pageant, and many more. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Kensington is Canada's best kept secret. When planning a trip to Kensington, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Charlottetown. Add Charlottetown to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Confederation Centre Of The Arts, Province House National Historic Site Of Canada, St. Dunstan's Basilica. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Kensington.
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