Welcome to Charlottetown


Historically, in 1864, it was here that the Confederation Conference set in motion a series of events that led to the birth of the nation of Canada, and while the whole compact capital in itself is like walking through a beautifully preserved local history museum, there aren't many attractions to speak of.

There is, however, a burgeoning restaurant scene capitalizing on the island's abundant seafood and fresh produce, combined with its wealth of talented graduates from the Culinary Institute of Canada. Add a lively cultural scene and you have a capital city oozing small-town feel and appeal.


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$58.11 Tours & Sightseeing

Green Gables Shore Tour from Charlottetown

Meet your tour guide and group at the Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre. Then board your vehicle and head out of town to the Green Gables Shore, a region on Prince Edward Island’s north coast that’s known for its natural beauty and Anne of Green Gables-related attractions. During the approximate 45-minute drive, listen to commentary from your experienced and informative guide, and admire the landscape as it changes from rolling farmland to windswept coastline. Pass by tiny fishing villages and make photo stops at lighthouses and Cavendish Beach, a broad stretch of sand in Prince Edward Island National Park. Known for its dunes and cliffs, it’s a favorite local beach.Next, head to Green Gables itself. Famous for being the inspiration and setting for native daughter Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, the 19th-century farm in Cavendish is a National Historic Site. Tour the classic green-and-white farmhouse to see its Victoria-era decor and artifacts.Finally, stop by the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company in the lovely village of New Glasgow. You can browse the selection of jams, marmalades and other goodies made with locally grown fruit. Your tour ends with the 30-minute drive back to the departure point in Charlottetown.

$21.79 Tours & Sightseeing

City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown

This bus tour of Charlottetown takes you through areas of the city, waterfront, residential areas and more aboard double-decker sightseeing bus! Enjoy fun and informative commentary by your local guide and take in the highlights of the city. Discover the history and charm of Canada’s birthplace, as you ride through the streets of Charlottetown. Drive past Province House, Beaconsfield, Historic Great George Street, Charlottetown Driving Park, The Lieutenant Governor’s House, Victoria Park, University of Prince Edward Island, residential areas, and much more!Support the wishes of Island children between the ages of 3 and 17 who have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. For every guest riding on our bus, a contribution will be made to the Prince Edward Island chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.

$371.11 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Prince Edward Island and Anne of Green Gables

Begin your day with pickup from your accommodation in Charlottetown at your selected time. View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages, and bustling harbors along the Green Gables Shore scenic drive as you make your way to the North Shore area. Brief photo stops will be made at quaint little fishing villages, lighthouses, and the world-class Cavendish Beach National Park (admission included). Then tour Green Gables House (admission included); this old farm site inspired L.M. Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. A must-see stop is Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada’s prettiest villages. The company uses locally grown fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades. Relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape on the drive back to the city as your tour winds to a close. Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

$323.74 Private & Custom Tours

Private Charlottetown South Shore and Confederation Bridge

This tour begins with a brief tour of the city of Charlottetown and then travels along the scenic Central Coastal Drive through the heart of the South Shore, famous for its rolling hills, red cliffs, and winding rivers. Visit the seaside promenade of Victoria-by-the-Sea, an enchanting little village offering seaside charm and quaint, local shops and restaurants.  Enjoy some free time to stroll through the shops, take in the view, and maybe even grab a chocolate at the Chocolate Factory! Then take the short drive to Borden-Carleton, home of Gateway Village and the Confederation Bridge. Spanning 8  miles (12.9 kilometers), this engineering marvel is the world’s largest multi-span bridge over a tidal current waterway.

$1051.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Best of Prince Edward Island

This tour starts and ends with an overnight stay in Halifax, Nova Scotia. You are then transferred to join up with an escorted coach tour that is already in progress. After your two night stay in Charlottetown, you are transferred back to Halifax while the coach continues on. Monday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NSArrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Tuesday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Charlottetown, PEDepart Halifax on your included transfer to Enfield where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. Learn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (Continental Breakfast)Wednesday – DAY 3 – Prince Edward Island TouringEnjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (Breakfast, Dinner)Thursday – DAY 4 – Charlottetown to HalifaxFerry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia where you will spend the last evening of your tour in Halifax. (Breakfast)Friday  – DAY 5 – Depart HalifaxArrangements end upon check out from the hotel. (Continental Breakfast)

$1134.15 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Taste of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Multi-Day Tour

Itinerary:Day 1: Halifax, NS to Western Shore, NSDiscover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for its fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area’s Western Shore for the night and learn of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)Day 2: Western Shore, NS to Charlottetown, PELearn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island. Check into your Charlottetown accommodation for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (B)Day 3: Prince Edward Island TouringEnjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (B, D)Day 4: Charlottetown, PE to Halifax, NSFerry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia where your tour ends at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. (B)