Charlottetown PEI Cruises
Charlottetown is a port of call for the following Great Lakes Cruises:
Victory Cruise Lines
Pearl Seas Cruises
Things to do in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
- Beaconsfield Historic House preserves Victorian elegance and "modern" conveniences from the late 19th century.
- Confederation Trail, a 250 mile (400 km) trail for walking and cycling the entirety of Prince Edward Island
- Confederation Bridge, an 8 mile (12.9 km) bridge connecting Prince Edward Island with New Brunswick. It's the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered waters
- Confederation Players Walking Tours bring history to life in Charlottetown's historic downtown district.
- Skmaqn-Port La Joie-Fort Amherst National Historic Site near Charlottetown is a place to explore the complex history of PEI's cultural alliances and antagonisms. Site of a Grand Alliance between the Mi'kmaq and the French, it also witnessed mass deportation of French settlers when the British took over in 1758. Its name is currently under debate after evidence surfaced that Lord Amherst encouraged the "extirpation" of native peoples by spreading smallpox.
- Victoria Row provides the perfect spot to refresh between activities, offering cafes with covered patios and rooftop terraces, boutique shopping, and outdoor music all summer long.
Get to know Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
- Charlottetown was originally settled by the Mi'kmaq people, who called their island epekwitk, meaning "cradled on the waves." Learn more Mi'kmaq place names near Charlottetown.
- Charlottetown was originally names Port la Joie by the French, but was renamed for the British Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, in 1763.
- It serves as the capital of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island (PEI), and is one of only two cities on the island.
- Charlottetown is known as the "birthplace of Canada." The Charlottetown Conference, held in 1864, was the first step towards unification of Canadian provinces in 1867.
- The beloved children's book, Anne of Green Gables, was written by PEI native Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908 and set at nearby Cavendish Beach. The house that inspired the story is a National Historic Site.
- Visit during the Charlottetown Festival (June-September) for tickets to Anne of Green Gables--The Musical, Canada's longest running musical.
- The world's longest softball game was played in Charlottetown in 2008, lasting 96 hours and 4 minutes. In addition to breaking the world record, the players raised $10,000 for cancer research.
- Charlottetown's most valuable exports include potatoes, lobsters, and turbo-jet parts.
- Check out Discover Charlottetown to plan your visit.