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The small city of Charlottetown is the capital of the province of Prince Edward Island.

This charming city is full of leafy avenues of Victorian clapboard houses, evoking a tangible sense of yesteryear. It was here, in Province House in 1864, that the colonies of British North America convened in federation to form the nation that today is Canada.

Explore Charlottetown on foot

The city’s compact size lends itself to exploration on foot; the Confederation Centre of the Arts, St. Dunstan’s Basilica, Victoria Park, Founders Hall Museum and the delightful harborfront are all within easy reach.

Visit 'Cows'

The principal thoroughfares are Grafton and Kent streets, housing a collection of historic buildings and a good selection of restaurants and shops. Don’t miss a visit to 'Cows', something of an island institution, renowned for their delicious ice-cream.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Charlottetown

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Charlottetown, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Charlottetown

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Charlottetown, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Charlottetown at its best.

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    Accommodation choices for Charlottetown

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Charlottetown. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.