Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Charlottetown is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island. It is located in the Gulf of St Lawrence.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts stages world class musicals including Anne of Green Gables.

Province House was built in 1847, and was the location of the conference on Canadian confederation.

St Dunstan’s Basilica is over 100 years old.

Government House is a beautiful building and the location where the Fathers of Confederation met.

Be transported back to 1864 at Founders’ Hall to relive Canada’s history through state of the art displays and presentations.

Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst offers views of Charlottetown harbour and Northumberland Strait. There are lots of hiking trails and information on the history of Port-la-Joye Fort Amherst.

The disabled cruiser visiting Charlottetown 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock right in the centre of Charlottetown.

Taxis wait at the pier and there is a car hire kiosk in Founders’ Hall.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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By car: 

By bus:

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Canadian Dollar.


The official language in Charlottetown 


There are 2 shopping malls in Charlottetown – Confederation Court Mall (downtown, across from Province House) and Charlottetown Mall just out of town in West Royalty. Queen Street and University Avenue have more specialised shopping opportunities.

Restaurants offer many choices including fresh seafood, steaks, pizza, pasta and simple ‘pub grub’.

Points of Interest

  • Charlottetown – a seven-

Charlottetown Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Charlottetown Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible