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 Straight. Centrally located and easily accessible, Charlottetown is located within a 45 minute drive to all major points of access to and from the
The Greater Charlottetown Area, which includes outlying communities such as Cornwall and Stratford, has a population of approximately 70,000. The City covers a land area of 44.33 kilometres. The population of the Charlottetown municipality is approximately 36,000. Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, and is Canada’s “Birthplace of Confederation”, after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference that lead to Confederation. Charlottetown is rich in history and culture and is the hub of provincial and federal government; commerce and technology; and health and educational institutions for the province.
Visitors to Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island frequently comment on the sense of comfort they experience while visiting our great city and beautiful province. The friendliness of our people, our warm hospitality and strong sense of community combine to create peace of mind in Islanders and visitors alike. As a tourism destination, we promise you that your stay will be memorable in so many ways!