This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Charlottetown. To help you make friends with Charlottetown before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince Edward Island, is the most populated city here. It has all of the major amenities that you may need on your visit to the island including banks, supermarkets, fuel, and liquor. It is advisable that you start your trip here and stock up on any major supplies that you might need on your trip around Prince Edward Island, as amenities are scarce on the roads, given the low density population in most of the regions here.
Charlottetown itself is a very pretty city. You can walk down to the water and visit the information center, which will give you an abundance of information on things to do not only in Charlottetown, but also around the island. This is also only a short walk from the Confederation building, where they had the famous meetings that resulted in an agreement of the first of the Canadian provinces banding together to form a nation. The tour is free and there are people who can answer your questions about the history of Canada and Charlottetown.
You can also visit some of the popular theater shows in the Arts Center next door -- they have different shows and schedules depending on the time of year, but are reasonably priced and well worth an evening.
Cows Creamery, voted the world's best ice cream, also has its home in Charlottetown. You can go and do a tour of their ice cream factory and see how they make both ice cream and cheese here. Cows is also famous for its shirts and merchandise, which they also make in the factory here.
Hostels in Charlottetown are scattered throughout the downtown area. It is worth doing your research on where they are and what they are close to. When planning your trip to Prince Edward Island, try to go in peak tourist season, or you may get there and find that most of the places that you want to visit will be closed or have limited tours.
Written by local enthusiast for Charlottetown hostelsGlobetrotter