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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.

Weather

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 to 22°C (46°F to 72°F)
  • Winter 3°C to – 22°C (25°F to -7.6°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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Practical Information

In case of an emergency or the need for police/hospital services, who do I call?

  • For emergencies only call: 911
  • For non-emergency police services call: 902.629.4172
  • For non-emergency hospital services call: 902.894.2111

I need to see a doctor, where can I find a walk-in clinic?

  • 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

Do you have any public transit in Charlottetown?
T3 Transit is our user-friendly public transit system providing inner-city transit in Charlottetown, with connecting service to Cornwall and Stratford on weekdays. There is also weekday service twice a day to and from Summerside and Charlottetown. Look for the green and yellow T3 signs for the most-up-to-date schedules or pick one up at Murphy’s Pharmacies, Shoppers Drug Marts, Charlottetown, or the Confederation Centre Library. Call 902.367.3694 or visit www.triustransit.ca.

Where can I find a public library in Charlottetown and what are the operating hours?

The Confederation Centre Public Library is conveniently located in downtown Charlottetown, in the Confederation Centre of the Arts (145 Richmond St). Operating hours in the summer are as follows:

  • Monday: 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 10am to 8pm*
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

*From fall to spring, the library is open until 9pm.
Call 902.368.4642 or visit www.library.pe.ca for more information.

What is the legal drinking age in Prince Edward Island?
The legal drinking age is 19. Minors are permitted in some drinking establishments that serve food until 8pm. Check with individual establishments in advance to confirm.

 

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