The provincial legislature in P.E.I. needs up to $1.7 million in masonry repairs, says Parks Canada.

The federal department has issued an invitation to tender bids for a contract, saying the work at the national historic site includes caulking, sealing, block repair and repointing.

Construction of Province House was completed in 1847. A major restoration project was carried out between 1979 and 1983 to have the neoclassical building look much as it did in the late 1800s.

The historic building was the venue for the Charlottetown Conference, which saw politicians from the Maritimes and the provinces of Canada draft an outline for Confederation. Next year marks the 150th anniversary of that meeting.

The deadline for bids is May 29.