Canadian Cruise Ship Port of Call
Charlottetown, PEI is a popular port call for cruise ships sailing Canada/New England itineraries
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The two main shopping districts are the downtown area and the Charlottetown Mall on the outskirts of town, but still easily accessed by car, public bus, bicycle, or on foot. For a fun downtown shopping excursion, stroll through the shops at Peake’s Wharf (open all summer), then up Queen St., venturing down Victoria Row (pedestrians only). You might have to ask where the large, indoor Confederation Court Mall is (it’s cleverly hidden in the center of town).
Horse Drawn Trolley
Horse-drawn trolley pulled by a
pair of Clydesdales will take you through historic downtown Charlottetown filled with
quaint shops and wonderful examples of Victorian architecture. You'll pass historic Great George
Street, Province House National Historic Site, Confederation Centre of the Arts and Founders' Hall
Canada's Birthplace Pavilion.
Experience the natural history and local color of Prince Edward Island
water. Excursion led by tour guides.
Double Decker Buses
A great way to see some of the major highlights of the city including:
Province House National Historic Site, Beaconsfield, the Lieutenant
mansion, Victoria Park, University of Prince Edward Island and much more.
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Charlottetown is an Atlantic Province of Canada, located on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Prince Edward Island is located off the eastern coast of Canada, nestled between the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Prince Edward Island Map Source
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's capital city, was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It was most famously the site of the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian statesmen to debate the proposed Canadian Confederation. Charlottetown.
The city's streetscape with a centrally planned downtown core containing many Victorian-era houses and buildings is an attraction, as well as the waterfront redevelopment project in recent decades which has seen walking trails and parks developed on former industrial lands.
Good to Know
Port of Entry
Charlottetown - The new pier and cruise welcome center opened on September 25th, 2007.
46°23 N, 63°07 W
Spring temperatures during the day average in the 70's and Summer temperatures can reach 90. Fall weather is much like Spring and the Winters are cold.
Things to do and see
Self-guided Walking Tour
For the perfect coastal walking tour, begin at the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront and follow the blue line as it leads you along the waterfront. Skirting around the tall Prince Edward Hotel, it winds past the marina, down a block of scenic Water St., then picks up the first boardwalk heading west along the shore. One more little jog up a couple of lovely side streets and you reach the second and larger section of the boardwalk. This follows the contours of Victoria Park and offers some of the best vistas found on the Island.
Beaconsfield Historic House
The Beaconsfield Historic House Museum is open year round for tours. One of the Island's finest residences, built in 1877, the site offers a program of house tours and lectures, and special events in the Carriage House. Located at: 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PEI CIA 7M4. Hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m..
Beginning two blocks west of the Visitor’s Center on the waterfront, the Confederation Trail follows the old railroad route and will bring you to the Farmer’s Market (open Saturdays year round), the University of PEI, and the Charlottetown Mall.
Victoria Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Tennis courts, a ball park, grassy fields, a swimming pool, playground and skateboard area are all available in summer, while cross-country ski trails, a skating pond, and walks are accessible in winter.