Charlottetown, the capital and largest city of Prince Edward Island, is known as the “Birthplace of Confederation” for its role in the debate between the Maritime Union and the British North American Union in 1864. This historic city is full of old buildings along the water, and there is plenty of green space just outside of town. Many festivals are celebrated here throughout the year, such as the Christmas Parade and the citywide New Year’s Eve celebration. Its many restaurants, performances at the theater, and historic sites make Charlottetown a fun and beautiful vacation destination.
Things to do in Charlottetown
Visit the scenic downtown area for an afternoon of shopping. The Historic Charlottetown Waterfront is open during the summer and enjoys views of the Charlottetown Harbor. There are farmer’s markets, art boutiques, and souvenir shops. Victoria Row is for pedestrians only, making it a quaint stop on your trip.
Practice your short game at one of Charlottetown’s many golf courses. Fox Meadows is a challenging and beautiful golf course that offers golf lessons for those who are new to the sport. Belevedere Golf Course, another 18-hole course, is close to the city, making it a convenient destination.
Peakes Wharf, the location of the “Fathers of the Confederation’s” landing in Charlottetown, is a fun and historic attraction. There are many shops here, including the well-known Cows Ice Cream. In the summer, there are free concerts every night. For a romantic evening, take a boat into the harbor to see the city from a different vantage point.
Day Trips from Charlottetown
Idyllic and relaxing, Summerside is only an hour away from Charlottetown. Stroll the tree-lined streets while you take in historic homes, or head to the boardwalk for shopping and dining. For a unique entertainment experience, visit the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada, which features talented musicians, dancers, and performers as well as history.
Only 45 minutes away, Wood Islands is a naturally beautiful destination. The Wood Islands Lighthouse is a historic landmark, and visitors can climb the six flights of stairs to reach the top. Northumberland Provincial Park is also located in this region, which features camping, bird watching, and unbeatable views of the Northumberland Strait.
Fans of the book and movie franchise Anne of Green Gables only have to drive 40 minutes away to find the source of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s inspiration for the novel. Located in New London, Cavendish is a picturesque destination with green pastures and trees. The area is set up well for visitors, including Avonlea Village, an area preserved and recreated to match the book. Green Gables Heritage Place, located inside Prince Edward Island National Park, is the setting of the story and still maintains the pastoral beauty of the original story.
Accommodation in Charlottetown
There are nearly 400 vacation rentals near Charlottetown on Tripping.com. Many homes are cottage style, making them a cozy and beautiful place to relax after a day of exploration. Use the map feature to find a property closest to the attractions that you love, such as on Prince Street in the city’s historic district.
Transportation in Charlottetown
Charlottetown Airport, a small airport less than 10 miles away, can accommodate local travelers on small aircrafts. Visitors from far away should look for flights into the Greater Moncton International Airport, which is 100 miles away. From Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, travelers can arrive on the Trans-Canada Highway or on a ferry.
Vacation Rentals in Charlottetown
Looking for a vacation rental in Charlottetown? Tripping.com has 336 vacation rental homes available in Charlottetown. You'll find 2 studios, 148 1-bedroom, 85 2-bedroom and 101 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €44 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Charlottetown is €135 while the average price of a weekly rental is €812. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Charlottetown home is €2208.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 64 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Charlottetown. In addition to accommodating pets, Charlottetown rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 305 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 280 have TV and/or cable and 46 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Charlottetown where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and Expedia. There are 169 HomeAway rentals, 103 Booking.com short term rentals and 26 Expedia vacation rentals.