From the air Charlottetown appears to float amidst a sea of green, pristine and manicured like an oversized golf course. Not surprising, considering that the tiny Island boasts over 25 golf courses, many within a few miles drive of the city. Charlottetown is Canada’s Birthplace. It was here, at the 1864 Charlottetown Conference that the Fathers of Confederation first met. These discussions led to the formation of Canada.
Walk and Sea Charlottetown… In our seaside city historic small town meets urban flair. Where else can you explore a city completely by foot and discover everything your heart desires from delightful dining and quaint shops to vibrant culture and modern nightlife? Only in Charlottetown… Celebrate the Canadian Dream.
Whether you plan to visit Charlottetown for a day or a week, the best place to start your planning is at the New Charlottetown Visitor Centre located inside Founders’ Hall. The Visitor Centre is your one stop destination planning centre. Wondering where to go or what to do? Ask the friendly and knowledgeable travel counselors. You can also book theatre, golf, sightseeing, pre packaged activities and more. Book your vacation from one location.
Plus there’s live PEI entertainment, a café with outdoor patio, courtesy phones, complimentary internet and public washrooms.
To truly understand Charlottetown’s important role in Canadian history as the Birthplace of Canada, start your adventure with a tour of Founders’ Hall Canada’s Birthplace Pavilion.
Strolling the historic Charlottetown Waterfront is a discovery of shops, charming restaurants, boutique cafes and enchanting scenery. A walk through the residential streets lined with lovingly manicured turn of the century homes, guest houses and manors are sure to delight. A self-guided walking tour will take you through the heart of Old Charlottetown, following in the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation. Cyclists of all athletic abilities will be overjoyed by the extensive network of bike trails. “The Confederation Trail” connects Charlottetown with a network of trails extending throughout the Island.
Cruise Charlottetown’s scenic harbor, take the seal watching tour to Governor’s Island; or take a swim in the Island’s ocean waters. The shallow beach areas are quickly warmed by the sun and usually reach comfortable temperatures by July. If swimming isn’t your thing, enjoy the fine white and red sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing, strolling or sandcastle building. The more adventurous can sail, windsurf, sea kayak, or head out on a deep-sea fishing expedition.
A national arts organization, the Confederation Centre of the Arts showcases the best of Canadian performing and visual arts in its theatres and art gallery. Each summer the Centre’s award-winning Charlottetown Festival features Canada’s longest-running musical, Anne of Green Gables The Musical, as well as other professional musical theatre productions, comedy, music and visual arts exhibitions. During the fall and winter, the Centre offers a variety of great entertainment from ballet, dance and choral music to cabarets, comedy, and rock ‘n’ roll through its PEI Presents program. The Confederation Centre Art Gallery presents a variety of thought-provoking and innovative exhibitions by renowned Canadian artists.