Once the home of William Henry Pope, one of the Fathers of Confederation from Prince Edward Island. The Ardgowan house is an example of a "picturesque cottage" or cottage ornée, a style once popular as a rural residence. The home was host to spectacular luncheons, lavish entertainment, servants, a horse and carriage and a divine library. The sandstone carriage step is still at the National Historic Site today.
Whether you're looking for fresh produce, baked goodies, or works of art, the Charlottetown Farmers' Market is a wonderful place to visit. Every Saturday 9am - 2pm. Open seasonally on Wednesday’s.
Atlantic Canada’s largest Art Gallery, open year round, showcases Canadian visual arts talent at its best. Admission is by donation.
Les Feux Follets - Les Feux Follets is a colourful showcase of Canada's rich cultural makeup. Confederation Centre Young Company performs this free 55-minute show at noon daily Monday to Saturday at the outdoor amphitheatre, next to Province House.
July 1 – August 19, 2013
With 400 km of walking and biking trails covering PEI, every trip is a different journey. With breathtaking scenery and wildlife close at hand. From Charlottetown, you can easily access the Confederation Trail, taking you into parts of Prince Edward Island unknown to those touring by automobile.
Between Dorchester and Grafton Street on lower Queen Street Downtown Charlottetown
This open air market features a mixture of primary producers selling locally grown food produce, food service vendors and local artisans. Enjoy your lunch at a picnic table while enjoying local musicians perform. Sundays – Early July to late September
Fall in love with fresh and join farmers, producers, crafters and artists from across Prince Edward Island for this outdoor market. City dwellers and visitors are once again invited to come and taste the immense bounty of PEI's rural community. Meet producers, shop, enjoy local music, cooking demonstrations and more. September 29, 2013.
A FREE outdoor concert on the beautiful Charlottetown waterfront that takes place 7 afternoons and 7 nights a week (all shows weather permitting). There is a wide variety of local entertainers including Joey Kitson, Kendall Docherty, Gord Belsher & Richard Wood. For the full concert calendar Click Here
A special collection of merchants who are right on the Charlottetown Waterfront; Peake’s Wharf offers something for everyone: crafts, clothing, fine gifts, souvenirs, and great live Island music.
The cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown and the centre of the Roman Catholic Church in Prince Edward Island. An example of the High Victorian Gothic Revival style of architecture, it was constructed between 1896 and 1907 and rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1913.
The largest of Charlottetown’s many parks, Victoria offers a variety of outdoor activities including tennis courts, ball parks, grassy fields, swimming pool, and playground. Islanders flock to Victoria park year round but despite its popularity, the park retains the feeling of pleasurable isolation that comes with Island living.