Confederation Landing Park is a six-acre greenspace created in 1995 near the cruise ship dock. The name recognizes what happened here that changed the course of Canada’s history. On September 1, 1864, several delegates arrived aboard the SS Queen Victoria to attend the Charlottetown Conference. By the end of the week, the Maritime Colonies plus the Province of Canada had defined the foundation for uniting. The Confederation was finalized in 1867 under the name of Canada.