Destination guide

Life is simply better when you add a little island, eh?

As the birthplace of Canada's confederation, Charlottetown, PEI, is a melting pot of cultures, coastal vibes and of course, it's also home to the fictional Anne of Green Gables. No, she's not real, sorry! Add in fresh seafood, live theater, picturesque Victorian architecture and a wealth of history, it's no wonder Charlottetown is so popular. You can get your adventure on along Confederation Trail or see the magnificent annual whale migration. You may even spot a beaver. There are tons of festivals throughout the year so g'wan, snag a Charlottetown vacation rental and enjoy yourself.

Things to do

Mix your history with a lobster roll in Charlottetown

Peake’s Wharf offers picturesque views of Northumberland Strait, and there are 2 seasonal farmers' markets where you can grab some island beef jerky or a delicious lobster roll. Building buffs are sure to love the Victorian architecture of Beaconsfield Historic House and the High Victorian Revival style of St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Don't miss the inspiring works of art on display at Lorimer Gallery and the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Tea Hill Beach is only 9 km away, and history fans can visit Province House National Historic Site, which spurred Canada’s birth during the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Go Canada!


You’ll be busier than a cat having kittens. Just sayin’.

Hit Victoria Row for quaint shops and boutiques, and then take in a performance of Anne of Green Gables at Confederation Centre of the Arts for some classic Canadiana. Enjoy the fun of a guided costumed Confederation walking tour, visit a brewery or take a pub tour, and follow it up with a lobster excursion where you’ll get to eat the catch. You can cycle along Confederation Trail, watch harness racing, play a round at Belvedere Golf Club, or take an exciting ride onboard an amphibious bus. Err, boat.


4 seasons of PEI: short sleeves, sunblock, sweaters & toques

Summer is the most popular season to visit, when temperatures peak around 23°C; try to take in the lively Canada Day celebrations on July 1st, cause Canucks like to party. Very occasionally it'll hit 34°, so be sure to wear that sunblock, too. Winter temperatures drop down to -3°C, so now you'll need to wrap up warm and be prepared for some windy Nor'easters. Roads can be slippy as well, so be careful. You’ll find lower rates on Charlottetown vacation rentals during the spring and summer, when the climate is cooler but still pleasant.

Natural features

Canadians don't have pet beavers. But that'd be awesome, eh?

As the capital of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown has a population of about 36,000 residents. It's next to New Brunswick and north of Nova Scotia. If that doesn't help, it's northeast of Maine. Charlottetown sports picture-perfect rolling hills, ocean coves, sandy white beaches and contrasting red sandstone cliffs. There's whale spotting from spring until fall, and there are foxes, squirrels and those famous Canadian beavers. Bird lovers can adopt an American Kestrel through Island Nature Trust. With so much to experience, it's no wonder Charlottetown vacation rentals tend to book up early.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Charlottetown

The nearest airport is in Charlottetown, PEI (YYG), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Charlottetown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 368 vacation rentals near Charlottetown. From 183 Houses to 87 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charlottetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Charlottetown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Charlottetown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Charlottetown Port: 528 vacation rentals
  • St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral: 524 vacation rentals
  • Brighton Beach Range Front Lighthouse: 523 vacation rentals
  • Charlottetown Farmers Market: 537 vacation rentals
  • Charlottetown City Hall: 530 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charlottetown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Charlottetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 183 Houses in Charlottetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlottetown include:

  • Cottages: 87 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 87 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlottetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlottetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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