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VISIT THE VICTORIAN BIRTHPLACE OF MODERN CANADA

Direct flights arrive in Charlottetown from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, and New York, or visitors driving from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia can arrive via the dramatic Confederation Bridge through the gateway of Borden-Carleton. Holidays to Charlottetown bring you to where the concept of Canada as a nation was formed in 1864.

Canada’s smallest provincial capital is not short of attractions. Each summer the Charlottetown Festival runs for almost six months with live entertainment and attractions throughout the city and a varied series of shows and performances at the city’s Confederation Centre of the Arts, which also hosts the famous annual Anne of Green Gables musical.

Victorian landmarks run through the city from the regal Government House in Victoria Park to the now-converted townhouses of Victoria Row and the striking Neo-Gothic cathedrals of St. Paul’s Anglican Church and St. Dunstan’s Basilica. History is waiting to be discovered at every turn from the strategic fort of Prince Edward Battery to Founders’ Hall and Province House, where the Fathers of the Confederation first debated the unification of Canada.

Shop for trinkets and souvenirs at Charlottetown Farmers Market or in the waterside boutiques of Peakes Quay. Visit the many local and international restaurants offering fine dishes made from the freshest catches in the harbour and rivers surrounding the city.

Explore the Victorian streets of Charlottetown alone, or let yourself be guided by players in period costumes as they share in-depth knowledge only a passionate local can have. Head to the waterfront to enjoy the green park and colourful blooms at Confederation Landing before climbing aboard your vessel of choice to tour the harbour, just as locals and visitors have done for centuries before.

Things to do

Victorian downtown

At the waterfront

Best time to visit

Things to do in Charlottetown

Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, home to a museum, gallery, library, two theatres, and the summer highlight production of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical. Trace the path of the Fathers of the Confederation from the harbourside exhibits at Founders’ Hall to the sandstone walls of Province House. Dine on the freshest seafood and local fare in the restaurants of Peakes Quay, and sidewalk cafes of Victoria Row. Gather supplies for a home cooked feast or waterside picnic at Charlottetown Farmers Market.

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Discover the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation within the mustard yellow walls of Beaconsfield Historic House with its Victorian mansard roof and wood lattice decoration. Take a boardwalk stroll from downtown to Victoria Park where Government House sits in formal gardens just steps from the Prince Edward Battery, installed to protect the province in 1805.

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Victorian downtown

Take a walk through the Victorian streets of Charlottetown’s historic city centre and uncover beautifully preserved examples of architecture from the mid-1800 to the early years of the 19th Century. Visit leafy parks and gardens in neighbourhoods filled with gabled houses and old wooden homes.

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Let costumed players be your guides as you pass the red sandstone spires of St. Dunstan’s Basilica and the Gothic facade of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Step into Province House, the colonial building where the idea of Canada was first formed and the seat of Parliament for Prince Edward Island today. Browse the boutique shops of the traffic-free Victoria Row where live music flows from the open-air stage beside sidewalk cafes and restaurants as locals play chess on the picnic benches beside.

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At the waterfront

Discover the vibrant waterfront of Charlottetown where entertainment sits side-by-side with historic sites and monuments and the scenic adventures of the harbour are just a boat ride away. Spend an easy afternoon in the waterside park of Confederation Landing where shady benches line the boardwalk and beautiful flower beds form the foreground to the harbour views beyond.

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Show Less

 Step into Founders’ Hall and explore the site where Fathers of the Confederation landed for the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. Wander Peakes Quay with a delicious ice cream as you browse for souvenirs, or sit for a waterfront lunch while live music drifts through the harbour air. Board a sailing ship or junk boat and take a sightseeing cruise of the harbour around which this picturesque capital of Prince Edward Island has grown.

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Best time to visit Charlottetown

Charlottetown Festival runs all summer from late-May to mid-October and brings the city’s streets to life with music, theatre, and a whole array of entertainment. Peak dates are June to August when temperatures from 20°C to 25°C attract visitors to the historical town and the many parks and beaches of the island around it.

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Crowds are lower in April, May, September, and October, as are temperatures, but pleasant days are still common and outdoor activities can still be enjoyed making this a great time for visitors looking for quieter adventures. Foodies will love September when the International Shellfish Festival comes to town. Winter temperatures can often fall below freezing, reducing visitor numbers dramatically between November and February when some attractions are closed for the season.

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Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Charlottetown

Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, home to a museum, gallery, library, two theatres, and the summer highlight production of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical. Trace the path of the Fathers of the Confederation from the harbourside exhibits at Founders’ Hall to the sandstone walls of Province House. Dine on the freshest seafood and local fare in the restaurants of Peakes Quay, and sidewalk cafes of Victoria Row. Gather supplies for a home cooked feast or waterside picnic at Charlottetown Farmers Market.

Show More
Show Less

Discover the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation within the mustard yellow walls of Beaconsfield Historic House with its Victorian mansard roof and wood lattice decoration. Take a boardwalk stroll from downtown to Victoria Park where Government House sits in formal gardens just steps from the Prince Edward Battery, installed to protect the province in 1805.

Show More
Show Less

Victorian downtown

Victorian downtown

Take a walk through the Victorian streets of Charlottetown’s historic city centre and uncover beautifully preserved examples of architecture from the mid-1800 to the early years of the 19th Century. Visit leafy parks and gardens in neighbourhoods filled with gabled houses and old wooden homes.

Show More
Show Less

Let costumed players be your guides as you pass the red sandstone spires of St. Dunstan’s Basilica and the Gothic facade of St. Paul's Anglican Church. Step into Province House, the colonial building where the idea of Canada was first formed and the seat of Parliament for Prince Edward Island today. Browse the boutique shops of the traffic-free Victoria Row where live music flows from the open-air stage beside sidewalk cafes and restaurants as locals play chess on the picnic benches beside.

Show More
Show Less

At the waterfront

At the waterfront

Discover the vibrant waterfront of Charlottetown where entertainment sits side-by-side with historic sites and monuments and the scenic adventures of the harbour are just a boat ride away. Spend an easy afternoon in the waterside park of Confederation Landing where shady benches line the boardwalk and beautiful flower beds form the foreground to the harbour views beyond.

Show More
Show Less

 Step into Founders’ Hall and explore the site where Fathers of the Confederation landed for the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. Wander Peakes Quay with a delicious ice cream as you browse for souvenirs, or sit for a waterfront lunch while live music drifts through the harbour air. Board a sailing ship or junk boat and take a sightseeing cruise of the harbour around which this picturesque capital of Prince Edward Island has grown.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Charlottetown

Charlottetown Festival runs all summer from late-May to mid-October and brings the city’s streets to life with music, theatre, and a whole array of entertainment. Peak dates are June to August when temperatures from 20°C to 25°C attract visitors to the historical town and the many parks and beaches of the island around it.

Show More
Show Less

Crowds are lower in April, May, September, and October, as are temperatures, but pleasant days are still common and outdoor activities can still be enjoyed making this a great time for visitors looking for quieter adventures. Foodies will love September when the International Shellfish Festival comes to town. Winter temperatures can often fall below freezing, reducing visitor numbers dramatically between November and February when some attractions are closed for the season.

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