Governor General David Johnston is in P.E.I. to mark the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

Johnston arrived in Charlottetown on Sunday morning. He kicked off his four-day visit with a speech at Province House.

"It's wonderful to think that the fathers of Confederation made the historic breakthrough that paved the way for Canada right here at Province House a century and a half ago," he said.

Premier Robert Ghiz was there to welcome Johnston and his wife, Sharon.

"He's a good friend of Prince Edward Island and he's always welcome here," Ghiz said.

Johnston's plane couldn't land on time because of the wet and foggy weather, so he missed the first scheduled events of the day — a parade and church service at St. Dunstan's Basilica.

A number of events are planned over the next fews days.

Johnston's trip will wrap up Wednesday, following a meeting with the lieutenant governors and territorial commissioners.