About Charlottetown

The beautiful City of Charlottetown is located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island, just off the eastern shore of Canada, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, separated from the mainland by the Northumberland Strait. The city covers a land area of 44.33 square kilometers.

Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, and is Canada’s “Birthplace of Confederation”, after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to Confederation. Charlottetown is rich in history and culture. Many of the provincial and federal offices, and health and educational institutions are located in the city. Charlottetown is located within a 60 minute drive of all major points of access to and from the Island.

A quality of life that is second to none. Big city amenities, restaurants, nightlife, theatre, entertainment and arts and culture that only a Cultural Capital of Canada would be able to provide. Major cultural and sporting events year round, with boardwalks that stretch almost the entire southern boundary of the city as you walk along one of the finest deep-water harbours in Canada. All of this in a safe, clean environment where real estate costs are low, friends are everywhere, and you and your employees will want to stay, forever.

CITY GOVERNMENT

Charlottetown encompasses the provincial ridings of Sherwood-Hillsborough, Parkdale-Belvedere, Charlottetown-Kings Square, Charlottetown-Rochford Square, Charlottetown-Spring Park, Stanhope-East Royalty, and Winsloe-West Royalty, and is part of the federal electoral district of Charlottetown.

Mayor: Clifford Lee

Chief Administrative Officer: Peter Kelly

Mailing Address: PO Box 98, Charlottetown PE, C1A 7K2
Physical address: 199 Queen Street

Telephone: 902-566-5548
Fax: 902-566-4701


TOURISM

The number one place to visit in all of Canada in the year of the 150th celebrations of the meetings of Confederation. This city is fun, and it will blow you away with night life, theatre, restaurants, and so much more to do.

CULTURAL CAPITAL OF CANADA

Designated by Canadian Heritage as a Cultural Capital of Canada, Charlottetown truly is a centre of culture. There is a vibrancy in this city that is undeniable. Artists in many disciplines continue to create, and re-create the most inspiring small city you will ever experience. Home of the longest running theatrical performance in the world.

BIRTHPLACE OF CONFEDERATION

This city is where the idea of Canada began. Right here is where the first meetings of the formation of one of the great nations of the earth took place. We are a proud contemporary city with an incredibly rich past.

GOLF/BEACHES

The best golf in Canada resides in PEI, the finest white sand beaches, and the warmest waters north of Florida.

What's not to like?