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Things to do in Prince Edward Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Performing Arts Venue
“The Art Gallery to see in the city and home to The infamous Charlottetown Theatre Festival ... including the musical Anne of Green Gables. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Campground
“Beach! Extremely busy during high season. Warmest waters North of South Carolina.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach
“A famous beach, you can jump of a bridge here! It's incredibly busy, and a long drive but worth it. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Locally roasted coffee with vegan and hipster vibes. Exhibits local artists and is located on Victoria Row - a pedestrian street in the summer that everyone should frequent. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great fish and chips- as well as locally brewed beer. Super cozy nooks to hangout in.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the Best Restaurants on the Island! They do not take reservations, you arrive, get your name on the list and they call you when your table is ready. You can walk to beach and enjoy the surrounding areas while you wait.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
““A great place to walk after dinner. A nice boardwalk next to the harbour, herons fishing, and hardly anyone there! If it were Europe there would be 1000’s of people. You might run into 30-50”
  • 34 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“PEI's only true craft beer bar. Great tap selection that changes regularly with a menu of tapas to match.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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““Upstreet carries four flagship beers, several seasonals and craft sodas. Their tap room has a casual atmosphere with some old school arcade games and board games. Their small menu is thoughtful and uses PEI products. Upstreet is a pillar of the local community that uses its business as a force of good! 10% of the proceeds of their Do Gooder Ale goes to the Do Good fund for local arts and culture initiatives.””
  • 26 locals recommend
Food
“If you're visiting Charlottetown on a Wednesday or Saturday, make sure you drop by the Farmers Market. You can find everything here - fresh fruit and veggies, artisanal cheeses, seafood, meat, breads, desserts & pastries, coffee, food vendors, handmade pottery, leather goods, soaps and much, much more!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“Excellent fish and chips reservations are a good idea. And get lobster packed and ready for the airport too.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bridge
“Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, and continues to endure as one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century. Pont de la Confédération relie deux provinces de l’est du Canada, lPE et le NB, afin de faciliter les déplacements dans les Maritimes. Le pont arqué de 12,9 kilomètres (8 miles) est le plus long pont du monde qui surplombe des eaux prises par les glaces. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For seafood lovers, a trip to New Glasgow Lobster Suppers is a must! They are famous for their fresh lobster, dinner rolls and lemon meringue pie. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“The Preserve Company has something for everyone. The dining room is open for lunch and supper or a tea/coffee and delicious homemade dessert. There is a gift shop where you can purchase tea cups among other PEIi trinkets. The Gardens of Hope are a must-visit even if the restaurant and gift shop arent' for you. There are endless paths and gardens that are a pleasure anytime of the day. Also within walking distance of the Inn”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Point Prim Chowderhouse boasts stunning views and an amazing menu. Enjoy a bowl of world-class seafood chowder on their outdoor deck, while you hear the water lapping at the shoreline below. Make sure you call ahead, because the restaurant is one of the most in-demand on Prince Edward Island!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Largest wine selection on PEI. Excellent steak and seafood. Great cozy atmosphere”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Great fish and chips- as well as locally brewed beer. Super cozy nooks to hangout in.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the Best Restaurants on the Island! They do not take reservations, you arrive, get your name on the list and they call you when your table is ready. You can walk to beach and enjoy the surrounding areas while you wait.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gastropub
“PEI's only true craft beer bar. Great tap selection that changes regularly with a menu of tapas to match.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For seafood lovers, a trip to New Glasgow Lobster Suppers is a must! They are famous for their fresh lobster, dinner rolls and lemon meringue pie. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“The Preserve Company has something for everyone. The dining room is open for lunch and supper or a tea/coffee and delicious homemade dessert. There is a gift shop where you can purchase tea cups among other PEIi trinkets. The Gardens of Hope are a must-visit even if the restaurant and gift shop arent' for you. There are endless paths and gardens that are a pleasure anytime of the day. Also within walking distance of the Inn”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Point Prim Chowderhouse boasts stunning views and an amazing menu. Enjoy a bowl of world-class seafood chowder on their outdoor deck, while you hear the water lapping at the shoreline below. Make sure you call ahead, because the restaurant is one of the most in-demand on Prince Edward Island!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Largest wine selection on PEI. Excellent steak and seafood. Great cozy atmosphere”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great fish and chips! Combine this with a beach day in Brackley. The views are stunning and specially spectacular when the evening falls and the boats come back in. This place is super busy and the wait is long but worth it. ”
  • 21 locals recommend

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