Welcome to Charlottetown
If it weren't for its isolation and inhospitable winters, charming Charlottetown might just be one of the loveliest, affordable places to live, anywhere. Failing that, a visit is recommended. This little city is the perfect size with big-city benefits minus the unpleasant stuff like overcrowding, pollution and the need for public transportation.Historically, in 1864, it was here that the Confederation Conference set... Read More
Top experiences in Charlottetown
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.
City Highlights Bus Tour of Charlottetown
This bus tour of Charlottetown, Virginia 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 while you relax aboard an authentic London double-decker bus!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 distinctively blue bus, a contribution will be made to the Prince Edward Island chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
5-Day Prince Edward Island Trip from Halifax Including Green Gables Heritage Place
Day 1: Halifax Upon arrival in Halifax, check in to your hotel in downtown Halifax. Spend time at your own leisure and expense exploring this vibrant cosmopolitan city before embarking on your trip to Prince Edward Island tomorrow. Overnight: Cambridge Suites HalifaxDay 2: Halifax – Charlottetown (B,D)After breakfast at your hotel, hop aboard a comfortable coach and head to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Along the way, stop at the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum to learn about indigenous Mi'kmaq culture from your guide. Enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers in the evening. Then, check in to your Charlottetown hotel for a 2-night stay.Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown hotel Day 3: Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island National Park – Charlottetown (B)After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time in Charlottetown to explore at your own pace or take a complimentary walking tour of the city. In the afternoon, you’ll be taken on a scenic drive past red cliffs, white-sand beaches, sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Here, you’ll take in amazing ocean vistas and stroll along the soft sand beaches. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic book, Anne of Green Gables. At night, enjoy a theater performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be scheduled due to availability).Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown hotelDay 4: Charlottetown – Halifax (B)Have breakfast at your hotel and then hop on the ferry for your return trip. Travel along the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and spend one more night in Halifax.Overnight: Cambridge Suites HalifaxDay 5: Halifax (B)After breakfast, your memorable 5-day tour ends with hotel check-out.
Prince Edward Island North Shore Private Tour
This guided tour will show you all the beautiful must see destinations of Prince Edward Island. Discovering the Island in a small group will give your tour a real personal touch! Your guides will take you to unique sites and gladly share their stories about the Island way of life.While touring the North Shore, you will see a mussel farm at Tracadie Bay, Dalvay Hotel, Brackley Beach and National Parks. You'll also visit the Acadian region of Rustico and the very picturesque fishing village of North Rustico. No visit to the North Shore is complete without seeing Cavendish with it's beautiful red cliffs, and Green Gables House, which inspired Lucy Maud to write the book Anne of Green Gables. The panoramic views from Glasgow Hills is a must see on this tour. Return back through the scenic rolling countryside to Charlottetown, the birth place of Confederation. Your guides will be happy to answer any of your questions about the island and the way of life. Move at your own pace and enjoy everything you see on this tour of Prince Edward Island.Tour is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.
11-Day Excursion: Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: Music and Culture of Acadian People and the Maritimes
Day 1: Depart for Bar Harbor Maine. Dinner includedDay 2: Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Acadia National Park before continuing on to St. John New Brunswick. Experience the fantastic views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. This afternoon we will cross the boarder and overnight in St. John New Brunswick. Breakfast Day 3: Depart by Ferry from St. John to Digby. After lunch we will travel to Port Royal which features a reconstruction of the Habitation, where, in 1605, Samuel de Champlain helped establish one of the earliest European attempts at settlement. Then it is on to Grand Pre National Park to learn the story of how the British deported the Acadian people to the lower colonies. Breakfast & Dinner includedDay 4: Tour Halifax and see The Citadel, one of Canada's most historic sites, Old Clock Tower, and Museum of the Atlantic. Enjoy some free time, then travel to Peggy's Cove where hopefully, you enjoy a beautiful sunset along the rocky shore. Breakfast & Dinner. Day 5: We start our day with a journey to Bedec. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum with its extensive exhibits on aviation, marine engineering and medical science. Here we’ll learn of Mr. Bell's many inventions other than the telephone. Overnight in the Bedec area. Breakfast & Dinner Included Day 6: Our Journey takes us across the spectacular Cabot Trail, where we are able to view the dramatic scenery. We encourage everyone to bring a camera to take pictures of the villages and coastal scenery. Breakfast & Dinner. Day 7: We travel to Pictou where we take the ferry to Prince Edward Island. Once on the island it is only a short ride to Charlottetown, the island’s capital. Breakfast & Dinner Included Day 8: On PEI see Green Gables, where Lucy Maude Montgomery grew up and inspired her to write "Anne of Green Gables". We will see the famous beaches of Cavandish National Park, the Gardens of Malpeque, and the scenic fishing villages. Tonight we will go to the Confederation Center for the Arts for a night of theater. Breakfast & Dinner Day 9: In New Brunswick; stop at Le Pays de la Sagouine – Bouctouche where Acadians celebrate, created from international renowned Acadian novelist and author, Antonine Maillet, who invented the characters that live in this authentic Acadian village. Breakfast & Lunch Included. Day 10: We begin our journey back to the United States. Our first stop will be the International Peace Park at Campobello Island. The Roosevelt homestead will give you insight in to who this man was and why he became such a great leader. Breakfast & Dinner Included.Day 11: We return to New England in the early evening, return flights are available out of Portland, Manchester or Boston. Breakfast included.