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Charlottetown

Getting around

Public transport

Public transportation

Trius Tours (902-566-5664; one-way fare $1.50) operates the anemic city transit within Charlottetown. One bus makes various loops through the city, stopping sporadically at Confederation Centre between 9:20am and 2:40pm.

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Car & motorcycle

The municipal parking lots near the tourist office and Peak’s Wharf charge $6 per day. One loonie gets you two hours at any of the town’s parking meters, which operate between 8am and 6pm on weekdays.

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Local transport

Taxi

Fares are standardized and priced by zones. Between the waterfront and Hwy 1 there are three zones. Travel within this area is about $5, plus $1 per extra person. City Taxi (902-892-6567) and Yellow Cab PEI (902-566-6666) provide good service.

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Bicycle

Riding is a great way to get around this quaint town. MacQueen’s Bicycles (902-368-2453; www.macqueens.com; 430 Queen St; per day/week $25/125) rents a variety of quality bikes. Children’s models are half price. Smooth Cycle (902-566-5530; www.smoothcycle.com; 330 University Ave; per day/week $25/110) also provides super service. Both of these operators also offer excellent customized island-wide tours of the Confederation Trail.

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