Charlottetown

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Charlottetown showing a church or cathedral and a city

Enjoy the historic waterfront, charming streets, entertaining theater, diverse dining options and rich art and cultural scene of Prince Edward Island’s capital city.

Charlottetown is known as the Birthplace of Confederation, where Canada’s Fathers of Confederation gathered in 1864 to discuss forming a nation stretching between the oceans. See the picturesque cottage home of William Henry Pope, one of the founding fathers, at the Ardgowan National Historic Site of Canada. Interestingly, Prince Edward Island remained independent until 1873.

Follow some of the 250 miles (400 kilometers) of the Confederation Trail, with hiking, cycling and picnicking along woodland paths that were once train tracks. Rent a kayak or sailboat to enjoy Charlottetown Harbour. Play on the beach or try lobster fishing.

Visit diverse museums and galleries ranging from the military artifacts in Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to artisan boutiques featuring sea glass, pottery, jewelry making and glass blowing. The region also hosts festivals and performing arts events. Performance spaces at the Guild in downtown Charlottetown feature plays, musicals, lectures, improvisation and more. For Celtic appreciation, attend the Highland Games at Lord Selkirk Provincial Park in Belfast, about a 30-minute drive southeast.

Drive north for 30 minutes to Cavendish to view the green-gabled house, haunted woods and trail that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery’s much-loved series of novels, Anne of Green Gables. See a musical performance of the popular story at the summertime Charlottetown Festival.

Explore the downtown area on foot, with a wide range of restaurants reflecting the diverse ethnicities in the community. Sign up for a culinary bootcamp at Holland College. See if you’re lucky at Redshores Racetrack and Casino. Gaze at the historic buildings along Victoria Row. Find fresh produce at the summer farmers market and enjoy some great golf nearby.

Fly into Charlottetown’s airport, just a few miles from downtown or drive across the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Moncton is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west. For a pleasant journey over the water, take the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Charlottetown is about a 4-hour drive northeast from Canada’s border with Maine.

Rodd Royalty
Rodd Royalty
4.5 out of 5
14 Capital Drive, Intersection of Highways 1 & 2, Charlottetown, PE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $74 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Situated in Charlottetown, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Charlottetown Mall and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. University ...
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"Great room, staff & location - will return for future visits."

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2021

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Rodd Charlottetown
Rodd Charlottetown
4.5 out of 5
75 Kent St, Charlottetown, PE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $76 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Queens Square, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Charlottetown City Hall and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. Confederation ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (963 reviews)
"This hotel was great. Stayed here with my dog and had no issue."

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2021

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The Sydney Boutique Inn
The Sydney Boutique Inn
5 out of 5
55 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE
The price is CA $170 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
Located in Queens Square, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Historic Charlottetown Waterfront and St. Paul's Church. Public Archives and Records ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (962 reviews)
"Beautiful property, clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff."

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2021

The Sydney Boutique Inn
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Cozy Downtown Apartment in Historic Home
Cozy Downtown Apartment in Historic Home
Charlottetown, PE
This family-friendly Charlottetown apartment building is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Church, Confederation Court Mall, and Victoria ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Great place to stay in Charlottetown
"Don't let the exterior of this place keep you away. The apartment is huge with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, all the kitchen appliances. Plus, the neighborhood is great and it is within walking distance of everything you want to see in Charlottetown. It is also immaculately clean! We had a great ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2019

Cozy Downtown Apartment in Historic Home
Glendenning Hall
Glendenning Hall
2 out of 5
331 Grafton Street, Charlottetown, PE
Located in the heart of Charlottetown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, St. Paul's Church, and The Mack. Province ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (272 reviews)
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Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2019

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School Street House
School Street House
3.5 out of 5
54 Walthen Dr., Charlottetown, PE
Located in the heart of Charlottetown, this vacation home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Confederation Court Mall and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Live in a little bit of history.
"The home is a museum piece. Three bedroom, single bath, built around 1870s. History of the house can be found in the house. Bedrooms and single bath are upstairs. Kitchen with older stove and refrigerator, microwave. Owners next door."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2019

School Street House
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