Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

While Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest providence in terms of area and population, it more than makes up for this with the friendliness of its people, its natural beauty, and for being known as the birthplace of Canada.

The island's landscape is dramatic and features rolling hills, pristine forests, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil. The capital of Charlottetown offers a small town feel and a relaxed atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. The town has evolved into a dynamic city without sacrificing its historic charm. One certainly cannot think about Prince Edward without mentioning the author Lucy Maud Montgomery who once lived on PEI and drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era for the setting of her classic novel "Anne of Green Gables." PEI also has another claim to fame with the Confederation Bridge built in 1997. The world's longest bridge over ice-covered waters provides a connection from PEI to the mainland Canada.

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Points of Interest

  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Silver Bush & Anne of Green Gables Museum
  • Charlottetown
  • Blue Heron Scenic Drive
  • Victoria-by-the-Sea
  • North Rustico
  • Island Hill Farm

More about Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Points of Interest

  • Green Gables Heritage Place

    Green Gables, the 19th-century farm located in Cavendish, was the setting and inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery's much-loved "Anne of Green Gables" novels. Tour the farmhouse, barns and gift shop.

  • Prince Edward Island National Park

    This stunning national park was created after tourists flocked to Cavendish to view the Green Gables house. It features red sandstone cliffs, beaches and is home to many indigenous species.

  • Silver Bush & Anne of Green Gables Museum

    The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush is set on a stunning 110 acres, and as well as the museum, visitors can stroll around the flower garden, and enjoy views of the Lake of Shining Waters.

  • Charlottetown

    Pretty Charlottetown is both the largest city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, featuring many historic buildings, as well as a delightful harbor and lively shopping district.

  • Blue Heron Scenic Drive

    The picturesque Blue Heron Drive, named after the island's herons, stretches along the scenic beaches of the North Shore, through the National Park and by the island's red sandstone cliffs.

  • Victoria-by-the-Sea

    At the edge of Queens County, Victoria-by-the Sea is a historic seaside village known for its picturesque tree-lined streets and scenic lighthouse.

  • North Rustico

    This stunning harbor and beach on the island's North Shore was founded circa 1790 and is famous for its spectacular red sandy beaches, rich farming and vibrant fishing community.

  • Island Hill Farm

    In 2013, owner Flory Anderson opened her quaint family farm to the public.

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Charlottetown by Horse-Drawn Trolley

1 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 4 5
  • Charlottetown

Enjoy an old-fashioned horse drawn trolley ride through historic downtown Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada, passing by many historic buildings, including Province House, the Confederation Center and Founders Hall.

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Charlottetown by Double Decker & History Walk

1.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 1 5
  • Charlottetown

All aboard the unique double-decker bus and see Charlottetown in style. Then, hop off at Great George Street and join your tour guide, on an informative walk as you, follow in the historic footsteps of the city's founders past St. Dunstan's Basilica and Province House.

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Easy Panoramic Island Drive & Confederation Bridge

3.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 2 0 0
  • Charlottetown
  • Victoria-by-the-Sea

Thrill to a crossing of the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile (13-km) engineering marvel. Visit Cape Jourimain Nature Center and stroll the boardwalk. Discover the history of Charlottetown on a scenic drive.

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Anne & Gilbert: The Musical

4 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 2 0

Combine a 30-minute walking tour through the heart of Charlottetown with one of Canada's top theatrical productions. Stroll past the city's most treasured historical sights, then settle into your seat for a professional production of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical based on the beloved literary heroine Anne of Green Gables.

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Anne of Green Gables Historic Site & Island Drive

3.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 0 0
  • Charlottetown
  • Green Gables Heritage Place

Set off on a tour that explores Cavendish, the setting for the "Anne of Green Gables" books. Visit Green Gables National Historic Site and drive through Prince Edward Island National Park to witness the breathtaking bluff overlooking white sand beaches and red cliffs.

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Lighthouses of Prince Edward Island Scenic Drive

3.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 3 3 0
  • Charlottetown

Lighthouse fans, this easy tour is made for you! Grab your camera for photo stops featuring three lighthouses, each one with its own spectacular setting and slice of history. And you'll drive through the capital city of Charlottetown, experiencing historic landmarks through the eyes of your experienced local guide.

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A Taste of Charlottetown Walking Tour

3 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 3 8 0
  • Charlottetown

Would you like some steamed mussels, a half-pint of craft beer and a bag full of fries? Then let your taste buds be your guide during this roving lunch of Charlottetown. Sample some of the gastronomic delights while strolling through the city's picturesque and historic neighborhoods.

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The Ultimate Anne of Green Gables Experience

4.25 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 0 5
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Silver Bush & Anne of Green Gables Museum

Experience Prince Edward Island as seen through the eyes of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famed author of the much loved "Anne of Green Gables" novels. Tour the homestead that inspired her captivating stories, as well as the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush.

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Island Introduction: Anne & Lobster

4.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 3 0 0
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Charlottetown
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Blue Heron Scenic Drive

Always a favorite tour - View rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, tiny villages and bustling harbors along the scenic Blue Heron Drive. Then indulge in a delicious lobster lunch.

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Best of PEI: Anne, Island Charms & Local Lunch

7 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 1 1 0
  • Charlottetown
  • Green Gables Heritage Place
  • North Rustico

Experience the scenic sights and attractions inspired by the famous 'Anne of Green Gables' novels. Dress up like Anne and have your photo taken at Cavendish Figurines. Marvel at North Rustico's picturesque countryside on your way to Green Gables House. Then, indulge in sweet treats at Cows Creamery.

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Local Connections: Fun with Falcons with Master Falconeer Jamie Stride

3.5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 2 3 5
  • Charlottetown

Behold the majesty of falcons in flight with a visit to a genuine falconry. Join Jamie Stride, a seasoned falconer on his private property as he trains his birds of prey. Watch them in full flight, soaring, diving, catching the air currents and swirling high in the sky over your head. Learn how they're trained, how they eat and how they can swoop in at speeds up to 200-miles-per-hour. Then, you can put on a handler's glove and have a raptor perch on your hand!

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Local Connections: Fair Isle Food Tour - Meet The Makers

5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 2 5 0
  • Island Hill Farm

Eat and drink like a local as you take a bite out of Prince Edward Island's culinary treasures. Meet some of the producers and providers as you visit a farm and pet a goat, try a slice of pizza with locally made cheese, sample blue mussels and sip unique wines and liqueurs.

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Local Connections: Picture Perfect With Photographer Winston Maund

5 hours | Charlottetown | Y Y G - 2 6 0

Master your photographic skills as you set out on a journey of discovery normally experienced by local residents. With professional photographer and local legend Winston Maund as a guide, you can capture the stunning wonders and panoramic vistas that surround Prince Edward Island.

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