Get to know Charlottetown
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Charlottetown is known for being the “Birthplace of Confederation”. The city sits on Prince Edward Island’s south coast, at the point where 3 rivers merge before joining the North Atlantic Ocean. The people here are passionate about history, wilderness, remembrance of Anne, tasty local cuisine and fine arts.
Outside in the City
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Victoria Park is a waterfront park originally gifted to the Queen. Here you can rent bikes or enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk by the water. There is a not-to-be-missed ice cream shop located in the park. There are also tennis courts, a playground, a pool and ball fields to make for a great family adventure!
Ardgowan National Historic Site
This National Historic Site is also known as Ardgowan Park. The park is close to the city yet not well-known which makes it the perfect place to unwind. Find a spot for yourself to have a picnic, read a book, and when you’re ready, gather information on other Canadian National Parks.
Take a Charlottetown boat tour to see the harbour, sail in the open waters and see lobsters and seals!
Attractions & Entertainment
Confederation Centre of the Arts
The Confederation Centre is devoted to being a cultural centre. They have a theatre, public library, art gallery, and a memorial hall. There is also a restaurant for you to grab a bite to eat or sip on a glass of wine before a show begins. At noon there is a free show, great for families, and the exhibit ‘The Story of Confederation’ is free as well.
Upstreet Craft Brewing
A nice way to spend an afternoon is to catch a tour of the Upstreet brewery. Then enjoy the craft beer, food and board games.
Charlottetown Farmers Market
Open Saturdays throughout the year, with Wednesday added for the summer months. Saturdays provides the most produce, and Wednesday it is less busy and easier to find parking. The Charlottetown Farmers market includes an artisanal of crafts, food samples abound, and all kinds of homemade treats!
History, Museums, Points of Interest
St. Dunstan’s Basilica
St. Dunstan’s Basilica is located in the historic part of Charlottetown. Take a stroll around the neighbourhood to see the surrounding attractions such as the Province House, Confederation Centre, the Confederation Landing on the waterfront, PEI’s Convention Centre, or the Queen Charlotte Armoury. Currently, it is free to see the inside of the church. You will be able to see the 3 towers of this church from almost all over town!
Walk down Victoria Row’s pedestrian-only street lined with art galleries and gift shops right on the waterfront. The main thing to do here is enjoy a meal on an outdoor patio listening to the live music.
Where to camp around Charlottetown:
Southport RV Park
Lord Selkirk Campground
Pine Hills RV Park
PEI National Park
Vacation land RV Park and Family Campground
Where to go from Charlottetown:
Roadie around the island or for a bigger road trip pick-up in Halifax, head to PEI, then see Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick and make your way to Quebec City.
Use our quick and simple quote program at the top of this page to check availability and book your campervan hire. To travel PEI in an RV, pick up in Halifax or Quebec City. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 1-877-778-9569.