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Best things to do in Charlottetown

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“Our go to breakfast spot! Axel, the German - now Canadian owner, has a wicked / sarcastic sense of humour, and has high standards for quality. ”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic local fare in downtown Charlottetown. More of an adult-oriented menu but kids are welcome. The mushroom toast is ridiculous. ”
16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is free to the public and features many local artists. Exhibits change up regularly and the Gallery often does special events. The Art Bunker is a great place for children offering daily classes, camps and workshops. Check out their website for more information.”
12 locals recommend
Museum
“This is where Canada started. It's only one block away from here! There are in costume performances daily by historical actors. Great place to hang out.”
13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Confederation Court Mall offers unique shops for gift buying and local merchandise. ”
10 locals recommend
Food
“Our go-to restaurant in Charlottetown. Great staff, affordable prices, excellent food, and a nice little patio.”
11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh dough and wood fired oven, my favorite pizza restaurant in downtown. ”
11 locals recommend
Cinema
“After one day travel, its a good choice to find a theatre to enjoy the rest of your life ”
6 locals recommend
Food
“Very homely old-English style pub. It was once featured on Food Network’s “You Gotta Eat Here” and rightfully so. Their authentic curries are a hit. ”
14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of our favourite coffee shops. Mathieu enjoys working out of this space. Open concept, in a historic stone building right on the waterfront. A must see!”
9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Guild is a Not for Profit Arts and Culture Hub with a provincial mandate to support new, emerging and professional artists, creative industries, and community organizations through subsidies, mentorship, training and professional development opportunities. We present and produce first class theatre 12 months of the year in our 175 seat black box performance space. Our Gallery at The Guild presents 6 months of curatorial artists paid exhibitions and an additional 6 months of community based exhibits in our public gallery yearly. We also offer versatile rehearsal space for artists as well as networking and promotional opportunities for Island artists, the public and the cultural sector.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“A landscaped park with a boardwalk next to a few shops and restaurants by the riverside. ”
8 locals recommend
Food
“Likely the most iconic ice cream shop in Canada. Tons of flavours to choose from. Personally, their newest flavour (introduced in August of 2019) the Nanaimo Bar, is to die for! Best of all, you can mix flavours into one scoop. For those looking for souvenirs, the stores also include a gift shop. ”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Doesn't matter if you are just a casual gambler or not, you and your family will always be fascinated by the history of its harness racing! ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great spot, especially for oyster lovers. Top notch service, but be sure to reserve a seat in advance. Just off the main drag in downtown Charlottetown. Suitable for vegetarians, and many non-seafood options are offered. ”
9 locals recommend