Our Charlottetown holidays will take you to the largest city on Prince Edward Island, and the provincial capital. It is accessible from mainland Nova Scotia via ferry, and those travelling by car can take the Confederation Bridge from the province of New Brunswick. A growing number of airlines fly from Charlottetown airport to many Canadian and international destinations, and several cruise lines also make Charlottetown a port of call. Once arrived, all you need do is relax and slow your pace to meet the strolling gait of the island, get ready to enjoy some Canadian and aboriginal history, east coast culture, world-class golfing, boat tours, freshly caught seafood and wild musical parties, called Ceilidhs, which are truly the stuff of legend.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is known as the birthplace of Canadian Confederation, and though it is nestled in Canada’s tiniest province, it’s got a personality, sense of down home hospitality and quaint, bucolic charm that is the stuff of storybooks. In fact, it is steeped in storybook culture, due in large part to the generational popularity of the Anne of Green Gables series of books by local author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It’s worth mentioning, though, that the Anne of the fabled books is a fictional character. Her birthplace and fabled haunts are just outside of the Charlottetown city limits and may indeed be built upon fiction, but the beloved and storied characters have taken on a life of their own that permeates the last hundred years or so of local history. You’ll find Anne at every turn, in Charlottetown and beyond, and her homespun appeal still speaks to ‘kindred spirits’ and young girls everywhere, so be prepared!