In this small city by the sea, you can explore history and discover vibrant culture, all while immersing yourself in gorgeous surroundings. Pretty streets with Victorian-era buildings blend seamlessly with modern life here, allowing visitors to relax and easily take in the daily pleasures of vacationing in Charlottetown.

People from near and far visit the city year-round to experience its unique culture and history. Known as the Birthplace of Canada, Charlottetown is where the Fathers of Confederation met more than 100 years ago to discuss the creation of a country. The province of PEI is also the birthplace of Anne of Green Gables author Lucy Maud Montgomery. And Cavendish, the location of the bona fide Green Gables farmhouse is home to the Prince Edward Island National Park – a National Historic Site.

Experience Charlottetown’s natural beauty by boat, land or air. Stroll through scenic parks or bike for miles along trails such as the well-known Confederation Trail. Go on a harbour tour and breathe in the fresh sea air. Or, go on a seal- or whale-watching adventure, carriage ride, scenic seaplane flight, fishing trip and just about any other outdoor excursion.

Prince Edward Island is also known as one of the best golf destinations in North America. With more courses per capita than anywhere else in the world, PEI is a paradise of green with a temperate climate and steady breeze. Charlottetown itself is centrally located close to most area golf courses.

While you’re here, don't forget to sample local seafood. If you've never tried fresh oysters, this is the place to introduce your tastebuds to a delightful new delicacy.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to kick up your heels, relax and explore the fancy, family-friendly, fun and many other sides of Charlottetown, you can rest assured that this city by the sea will be happy to have you.

Charlottetown is a fantastic destination for:

  • culture and history
  • outdoor adventure
  • nightlife

Airport served by: YYG

Destination basics

With humid summers and snowy winters, many would say Charlottetown has the best of both worlds. Summertime highs are typically in the mid 20s C, perfect for exploring the city’s beautiful harbour. Winters are mild but offer plenty of picturesque white snowfalls. Average winter temperatures fall just below zero degrees Celcius, typically with one week falling near -20 C. The average winter snowfall is around 312 cm.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Charlottetown

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