The Confederation Bridge is a 13 kilometre/9 mile bridge connecting New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. It is open 24 hours, year round. Visitors pay return bridge toll on the Prince Edward Island side prior to departure. Distance from Charlottetown is 56 km (35 miles) – 45 minutes.
The ferry departs from Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island. This 75-minute car ferry operates on a daily schedule from May to December. Distance is 61 km (38 miles) from Charlottetown – 50 minutes.
CTMA operates a car ferry service between Prince Edward Island and Les Isles de la Madeleine. Distance from Charlottetown is 82 km (51 miles) – 75 minutes.
The airport facility is located on Maple Hills Avenue, just minutes from downtown Charlottetown, off Route 15 on the Brackley Point Road.
Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, Northwest Airlines, Westjet, Prince Edward Air and Sunwing provide service in to Charlottetown. All departing passengers must pay a $15 per person departure fee. Distance from downtown Charlottetown is 8 km (5 miles) – 5 minutes.
Visitor Information Centres
The Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre is located in City Hall, 199 Queen Street. The Provincial Information Centre is located at Founders Hall on the waterfront.
Provincial Sales Tax – 10%
Federal Good and Services Tax – 5%
All clothing and footwear are exempt from the Provincial Sales Tax.
Charlottetown's full service hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), is located at 60 Riverside Drive (the Charlottetown by-pass highway). The main switch board can be reached at (902) 894-2200.