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What’s the weather like? How do I find a health clinic? Can I hail a cab from the street? There are some things you just ‘need’ to know when you land in a city. No worries, you’ve come to the right place for information about all things Charlottetown-related.


What to wear and how to prepare for the weather? These are smart questions to ask, especially when packing and planning for a trip. Follow the tips below and you’ll be all set to enjoy Charlottetown, no matter what season you’re here!

Know What to Expect – The easiest and best way to prepare for the weather is to know what it’s typically like during the season you’re visiting. The average temperature range for each season in Charlottetown is as follows:

• Summer 20°C (70°F) to mid 30°C (90°F)
• Spring/Autumn 8°C (46°F) to 22°C (72°F)
• Winter –22°C (-7.6°F) to 3°C (25°F)

Layer Up – No matter what season you visit Charlottetown, layering your wardrobe is always a wise idea. During a hot summer afternoon, you’ll likely be comfortable in shorts, a t-shirt and sandals, but once the sun starts to set, you may want a sweater. Same goes for winter.

Check the Forecast
– With the daily forecast easily accessible on your cellphone, from your accommodation hosts, and at the city’s visitor information centres, it’s a good habit to check the weather each morning before you head out. Plan your day and your wardrobe accordingly!

Choose Comfort over Fashion?
– It’s completely up to you which comes first in priority, but you can rest assured that on PEI, you’ll fit in no matter how avant-garde or laid-back your attire is. Of course, if you want to explore the city by foot or get out on a boat, comfortable footwear and breathable clothing is highly recommended!

Be Sun Safe
– Don’t be deceived by Charlottetown’s northerly coordinates, the sun shines bright and long here during the summer and the UV index is almost always high during July and August. Even in the cooler seasons, the sun’s rays can still be strong, so no matter what season you’re visiting, be sure to pack your sunnies, sunblock, a sun hat and any other gear that will keep you sun safe.

If You Forgot it at Home, Don’t Fret
– Let’s face it, we’ve all done it – forgot to pack our toothbrush, a warm sweater, or enough socks for our trip. Not to worry, Charlottetown’s retailers will have you sorted in no time with new swag to wear – bonus, it’ll become a built-in souvenir of your time on PEI!

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Visitor Information

Charlottetown Visitor Information Centre
6 Prince Street | 902.368.4444 | 800.955.1864

City of Charlottetown Visitor Centre (June – Sept)
199 Queen Street | 902.566.5548

Meetings & Conventions PEI
9 Queen Street | 855.368.3688 | [email protected]

Practical Information

In case of an emergency or the need for police/hospital services:
For emergencies only call: 911
For non-emergency police services call: 902.629.4172
For non-emergency hospital services call: 902.894.2111

Walk-in clinics:
The Downtown Walk-in Clinic: 902.367.4444, 220 Water St.
Charlottetown Walk-in Clinic: 902.892.2111, 20-24 St. Peter’s Rd
Sherwood Medical Centre: 902.628.8900, 15 Brackley Point Rd

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Getting Around

6 Prince Street, Founders’ Hall | 902.316.1214 |

18 Queen Street | 902.894.7797 |

125 Queen Street | 902.367.3670 |

902.566.9962 |

902.812.0808 |


902.566.6666 |

902.628.8200 |

902.892.6567 |

902.892.6000 |


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Metered Parking:
Free after 6pm, on weekends, and on all public holidays. Coins are accepted or you can use the HotSpot Meters app. There are also four parkades downtown.

Queen Parkade: 222 Queen St | 7am – midnight | $1.25/hr
Pownal Parkade: 100 Pownal St | 7am – midnight | $1.25/hr
Fitzroy Parkade: 130 Fitzroy St | 7am – midnight | $1.25/hr
Confederation Landing: Off Lower Water & Prince St | 7am – 2am | $1.50/hr

Public Washrooms

Peake’s Quay, Victoria Park Ball Field Clubhouse, Kiwanis Dairy Bar, Confederation Court Mall, Founder’s Food Hall & Market, and Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Some Other Stuff

  • Travelling with your furry friend? Charlottetown now has nearly 30 patios and 60 businesses (including 5 hotels) that allow you to bring your pet(s) along on your adventures!
  • Alcohol and cannabis are legal for those 19+
  • NO plastic bags! Bring your own reusable bag when shopping
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