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Charlottetown attractions 

Charlottetown is home to fresh seafood, celebrated historic sites, and novelty shops. To help you enjoy your time here, we put together a list of top things to do and locations to visit that everyone will enjoy. 

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Historic sites and shops

Be sure to check the hours of operation!  

Confederation Centre of the Arts
A cultural center depicting the origins and evolution of Canada through a rich variety of heritage and arts programs.

The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum
The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum highlights the history and heritage of the Island’s military forces.

Victoria Park and Prince Edward Battery
The waterfront park includes a number of historical features such as the Prince Edward Battery which is the last surviving fortification of Charlottetown Harbour's defence system.

Peake's Wharf and Confederation Landing Park
This waterfront space is located at the bottom of Great George Street and is where the Fathers of Confederation famously landed in 1864. Now it’s a tourist attraction and home to gift shops and restaurants.

The Anne of Green Gables Store
Visit this store located downtown Charlottetown for unique gifts and souvenirs. 

Popular eateries and pubs

Founders Food Hall and Market
Located by the waterfront, this centre contains over 20 mouth-watering food stations. From Thai-style rolled ice cream to gourmet donuts, there is something for every palate.

This restaurant and bar changes its menu every two weeks! Their cultural, fusion-style foods coupled with a variety of beers on tap are always a hit.

Gahan House
PEI’s only microbrewery, serving traditional pub meals and fine craft ale.

Cedar’s Eatery
The restaurant offers an array of tasty Lebanese foods like no other!

Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar
Offering fine dining and upscale menu, you can indulge yourself in savoury, seafood dishes at Sims.

Splendid Essence 
This is a great destination for those who love Asian cuisine. The restaurant offers a nice selection of vegan and vegetarian meals as well. 

Nightlife in Charlottetown 

Olde Dublin Pub
Offering live performances on Saturdays, head here for foot stomping, food and fun.

The Factory 
Part bar, part club, this is where you need to be if you want to dance the night away to hit music.

Hunter's Ale House
Depending on the night, you can find open mic, trivia or live music sessions here. However, every night is filled with fun and food!

The Fox and Crow
UPEI’s campus pub often hosts school events and parties. Be sure to check the hours of this hot spot.