Charlottetown is an excellent example of a vibrant seaside capital city. It has historic charm, pride of place and many festive celebrations.
Very proud of their city’s past, residents take pride in their manicured lawns, well kept flower beds, tree lined streets and the tastefully painted historic homes. To many, Charlottetown provides links to the past and carries on the tradition of hospitality and the sense of belonging that indeed the entire province of Prince Edward Island is noted for.
Charlottetown is not just about the past – festivals, celebrations and special events take place continuously. The Confederation Centre of The Arts is home to the award winning Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. On July 1st, in honor of Canada’s birthday, Charlottetown celebrates the Festival of Lights which has become the biggest birthday bash east of Ottawa. The festival features three days of concerts, International buskers and fireworks over the water. Each Fall, shellfish is highlighted at the PEI International Shellfish Festival, a celebration of the Islands Malpeque oysters, Atlantic lobster and Island Blue mussels. Great maritime music, oyster shucking competitions, seafood chowder championships and culinary demonstrations are just a few of the festival highlights.
Charlottetown is home to a network of walking trails and waterside boardwalks, craft and specialty shops, restaurants that feature Island seafood and agricultural products, highly rated golf courses and carriage rides that will take you through the side streets of historic Charlottetown.