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CharlottetownCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre
Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
238 Grafton St, Charlottetown, PE
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Queens Square, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, St. Paul's Church and Public Archives and Records ...

3.6/5Good! (696 reviews)

"Great location!! Very walkable to the downtown core. Free parking and breakfast. Nice affordable option."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre
Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Charlottetown
Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Charlottetown
3 out of 5
20 Capital Dr, Charlottetown, PE
The price is CA $72 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Charlottetown Mall and University of Prince Edward Island. That Fun Place and Ardgowan are also ...

3.6/5Good! (906 reviews)

"The way better than I was expecting. Great value of money. Really good cost/benefit. I like my room had a patio, microwave, coffee maker, mini fridge. Location is nice if you are driving. The location is also nice to know it is near by McDonald’s, Boston Pizza, Montana’s... really good"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2020

Canadas Best Value Inn & Suites Charlottetown
The Sydney Boutique Inn
The Sydney Boutique Inn
5 out of 5
55 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (789 reviews)

"Clean, quiet, lovely decor. Comfortable bed and atmosphere. Friendly front desk staff. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2020

The Sydney Boutique Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Charlottetown

Lucky Star
Lucky Star
4.5 out of 5
85 Bardin Crescent, Charlottetown, PE

Located in the heart of Charlottetown, this luxury holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of That Fun Place, Charlottetown Mall and University of Prince Edward ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Lily is such a friendly owner. She was such a welcoming person. Her place is clean. I love the area. Such a nice and quiet place. What a lovely stay. It feels home. I would recommend this place"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2019

Lucky Star
2 Bedroom Luxury Condo With Views of the Charlottetown Harbour
2 Bedroom Luxury Condo With Views of the Charlottetown Harbour
4 Prince Street, Unit 307, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Located in Queens Square, this condo is steps away from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, Charlottetown Port and Confederation Landing Park. St. Paul's Church ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
condo

"this condo is bright & modern & well located. It had everything we wanted. Susan the manager was very efficient & attentive."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2019

2 Bedroom Luxury Condo With Views of the Charlottetown Harbour
School Street House
School Street House
3.5 out of 5
54 Walthen Dr., Charlottetown, PE

Located in the heart of Charlottetown, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Confederation Court Mall, St. Paul's Church and Public Archives and Records ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Charlottetown

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 8, 2020

We love Charlottetown

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 3, 2020

My daughter was married at the Haviland Club and required a nights stay in the city ... loved the property

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

I love Charlottetown it’s a friend place with lots to do.

3/5 - Okay

Sherri

Dec 18, 2019

I am sure this would have been a more exciting experience if done in the summer when all the locations would have been open. As we were there only 2 days in winter, there was not a lot open.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 26, 2019

I have been to Charlottetown many times. I lived there for 5 years quite a number of years back, and I have a daughter who has lived there for a number of years. I'm pretty much at home there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Oct 17, 2019

Beautiful place. People are nice and friendly. Seafoods are fresh and delicous. It was an awsome little get away

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