Located in historic Lowden House, the Haviland Club was once the home of a wealthy shipbuilder’s widow. Built in 1869, this architectural gem sits on a prominent lot overlooking the Charlottetown Harbour. In 1932 it became the Army and Navy Club of Prince Edward Island. During the prohibition era as it was one of the few places where alcohol was available on the Island, and following WWII membership rose to nearly 250.
By 1983 female officers were granted membership, and in 1997 membership was further opened to non-military members, and it was renamed the Haviland Club. Over the years there have been dances, weddings, mystery nights, costume parties, rock bands, pig roasts, and even live theatre in the venue. Today, the Haviland has a regular schedule of entertainment set against the backdrop of a magnificent heritage building. Tucked behind the great room and the lounge lies the cozy wood-paneled bar where you can grab a quick drink, or sit and listen to the walls talk.