Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Prince Edward Battery

Explore Charlottetown’s colonial history at this harbor defense and then wander along the boardwalk and walking trails of Victoria Park.

Prince Edward Battery is the last surviving fortification of Charlottetown Harbour’s defense system. This collection of cannons was strategically placed to protect Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island from invaders. It was established in 1805, at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, and manned by the British Army and the island’s colonial militia. Walk around Prince Edward Battery at the waterfront of Victoria Park.

The battery has changed appearance several times during its 200 years of existence. Today it consists of five wheel-mounted cannons and three 32-pound muzzle-loading cannons. Curiously, the cannons were never used in battle but were fired only as part of military exercises and ceremonies. Find signs that provide information about Charlottetown’s colonial era, its harbor defense systems and important military leaders.

In addition to being historically significant, the battery offers magnificent views across Charlottetown Harbour. Gaze over the calm water to the towns of Rocky Point and Stratford. See the surrounding landscapes in more detail from the viewfinder on a small lookout platform.

From the battery, stroll along the boardwalk that skirts the water’s edge of Victoria Park. Spot wildlife while following the park’s wooded trails and watch local baseball matches at the ballparks. Find a children’s playground and go swimming at the free public pool, which is open in summer. Purchase drinks, snacks and ice cream at the café or bring your own food and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

Prince Edward Battery and Victoria Park are open daily and do not charge admission. The site is located about 1 mile (1.4 kilometers) from Charlottetown’s city center. Use free parking available at the entrance to Victoria Park. From here it’s a short walk to the landmark. Visit several other city attractions nearby, including the Government House of Prince Edward Island, which offers free tours to visitors in July and August. Take a guided tour of the Victorian-era Beaconsfield Historic House.


Best Lodging Options Near Prince Edward Battery

See all 245 Properties near Prince Edward Battery
The Holman Grand Hotel CA $114
The Holman Grand Hotel

The Holman Grand Hotel

123 Grafton St, Charlottetown, PE
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Queens Square, this spa hotel is steps away from Confederation Centre of the Arts, Province House National Historic Site of Canada and The Mack. Victoria Row and The Guild are also within 5 minutes.

    Delta Hotels Prince Edward by Marriott CA $95
    Delta Hotels Prince Edward by Marriott

    Delta Hotels Prince Edward by Marriott

    18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Queens Square, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, Gahan House and The Guild. St. Dunstan's Basilica and Victoria Row are also within 5 minutes.

      The Sydney Boutique Inn CA $110
      The Sydney Boutique Inn

      The Sydney Boutique Inn

      55 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 Office and Victoria Row are also within 10 minutes.

        Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre CA $79
        Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre

        Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre

        238 Grafton St, Charlottetown, PE
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          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 Office. Province House National Historic Site of Canada and The Mack are also within 5 minutes.

          The Hotel on Pownal CA $109
          The Hotel on Pownal

          The Hotel on Pownal

          146 Pownal Street, Charlottetown, PE
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Queens Square, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral and Charlottetown City Hall. Confederation Centre of the Arts and Victoria Row are also within 5 minutes.

            Fairholm Boutique Inns CA $135
            Fairholm Boutique Inns

            Fairholm Boutique Inns

            230 Prince St, Charlottetown, PE
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Queens Square, this luxury bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Confederation Court Mall, St. Paul's Church and Public Archives and Records Office. The Mack and Province House National Historic Site of Canada are also within 10 minutes.

              The Eden Hall Inn CA $62
              The Eden Hall Inn

              The Eden Hall Inn

              12 West St, Charlottetown, PE
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Queens Square, this guesthouse is steps away from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, Beaconsfield Historic House and Government House of Prince Edward Island. St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral and Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum are also within 10 minutes.

                The Sonata Inn CA $122
                The Sonata Inn

                The Sonata Inn

                3 Grafton St., Charlottetown, PE
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Queens Square, this inn is steps away from Historic Charlottetown Waterfront and Beaconsfield Historic House. St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral and Government House of Prince Edward Island are also within 5 minutes.