Charlottetown City Information

Charlottetown General Info

Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island, Canada's birthplace is the best place to cherish the history and growth of the nation. Soothing country life coupled with pure and refreshing Canadian air on this island will be the memories associated with a visit to the island. Charlottetown named after Queen Charlotte was incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city thirty years later. Surrounded by water, history and natural beauty, Charlottetown city is a perfect place for families planning to liven up school vacations.

The city has many luxury chain hotels and cheap inns inviting tourists from all categories. Most family run cheap accommodations provide warm and courteous service.. You can also enjoy cheap transportation by choosing car rentals from Charlottetown.

Charlottetown provides plenty of urban excitement and thrills in this beautiful location. Enjoy the nightlife at the scores of pubs and restaurants here that feature music and dance parties which last till the wee hours of the next day. Cheap rentals from Charlottetown ensure you your own method of transportation on this island. With lots of fun and exciting things to do, planning your next holiday here is a great idea.

Charlottetown Summer Festival

The Charlottetown Irish Summer Festival is an annual bonanza on the island in the summer. The festival on the historic Charlottetown waterfront woos touring families and residents with a fine array of activities, concerts, entertainment and fanfare. Kids can enjoy the popular children's shows depicting classic and current characters. There is fun and entertainment everywhere with Canadian artists creating giant murals, dance competitions and daily performances throughout the festival.

North Cape

North Cape is the perfect venue for a picnic. A lighthouse, surrounded by the sea and guarding cannons provides the exact atmosphere one needs to enjoy a leisurely picnic at a scenic locale. Here the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait meet, giving an exotic view that visitors can seldom forget. It is touted as the continent's longest natural rock reef. Family vacationers enjoy watching seals or a stroll along the Black Marsh Nature Trail. There is also a Wind Energy Interpretive Center which provides a closer view on the working of windmills.

The Guild

Drive your cheap car rental from Charlottetown to 115 Richmond Street to reach the cultural center. The Guild is the place to go to, to witness the artistic marvel of the island. It has a theater, a gallery for arts exhibitions and studio space. The center focuses on teaching the creative skills of the local artists as well as hosting events from visiting companies. The theater has a capacity of 150 seats while the gallery on the lower level holds art exhibitions all the year through. The summer months feature a lot of activity at the center with long a list of plays, comedies and musical events scheduled.

Confederation Center of the Arts

This center, with its two theaters, the Homburg  and the Mack stages live annual events and also hosts various theater festivals. The Homburg Theater at the center has a capacity of 1,102 seats on two levels. The center's second theater, The Mack has cabaret seating with 200 seats. Located between Grafton Street and University Avenue, the theater hosts various plays and dance performances including some which are restricted.

King's Playhouse

Located at 65 Grafton Street, the King's Playhouse Theater hosts events that include acoustic Children's Music, Rock, Country, Folk and plays from Canadian and International companies.