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Bring PEI Home With You

When you find yourself smitten with a place like Prince Edward Island, inevitably you want to take a piece of it home with you. Whether that’s a funky piece of art, an enduring keepsake or something edible—whatever your taste and style, Charlottetown has plenty of shopkeepers, food purveyors, and artisans who have adapted their social distancing & health policies, and are ready to safely welcome you into their worlds.


As you wander through the downtown core, you’ll find a wide array of independent stores and friendly shopkeepers with unique merchandise on display. Must-visits on Queen St. include JEMS Boutique, Luxury Market Consignment Boutique, and Liquid Gold Tasting Bar. Amongst the patios and restaurants on Victoria Row, you’ll find unique treasures at Kuriosities, Northern Watters Knitwear, Green Eye Designs, Bayberry Lane, and Details Fine Art Gallery. Be sure to explore the side streets as well where little shops are tucked away awaiting your discovery.

Awesome Reasons to Stay in Charlottetown 7 Shops along Victoria Row
10 Quintessential PEI Things We’re Dreaming of Doing 8 Garnish Jewllery Studio & Boutique on Water Street
Details Fine Art Gallery 1 Lorimer Gallery on Great George Street


Located in the middle of downtown, the Confederation Court Mall is filled with delightful shops to suit your every desire, retaining the charms of a by-gone era. During the summer months, head to the waterfront for more shopping bliss at Peake’s Wharf, where storefronts will tempt you with jewellery, artwork, souvenirs, clothing, and other treasures. Make time to visit Founders’ Food Hall & Market just east of Peake’s Wharf, where Island artisans, crafters, and food purveyors will delight you with their unique creations and commitment to high quality.

Centre for Craft, Retail, Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI,Art,Culture,artisan,shopping PEI Crafts Council Retail Gallery on Water Street
My Little Stash Peake's Quay Merchants
Bring PEI Home With You Oh Hey PEI inside the Founders' Food Hall & Market


Want to take a taste of PEI home with you? Place an order with MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound, where they’ll pack your lobster to go or even ship it home for you! For unique foodstuffs and artisan goods, head to the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, the Downtown Farmers’ Market, Riverview Country Market, or Kent St. Market. And for a crowd-pleasing treat back home (if they even make it that far!), be sure to pick up a big package of Cows Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips at the Anne of Green Gables Chocolate Store.

Bring PEI Home With You 2 Doughnuts by Design
Bring PEI Home With You 1 Kent Street Market
Bring PEI Home With You 6 Colliding Tides Seltzer


At the north end of the city, you’ll find all the convenience and variety of a larger urban centre, including well-known chain stores, large grocery stores, and the Charlottetown Mall, which has over 50 great stores and services in one location. To get there, head north from the downtown core via University Avenue, which also has tons of amenities along the way, or by foot or bicycle along the Confederation Trail.

10 Quintessential PEI Things We’re Dreaming of Doing 21 Biking along the Confederation Trail


At the edge of city limits, along the North River Causeway, you’ll find an inviting collection of unique shops, like Inspired Living and How Bizarre!, a PEI Brewing Co. outlet, Receiver Coffee Co. (Milky Way), and family-friendly restaurants like Piatto Pizzeria, Moo-Moo Grilled Cheesery, and Boom Burger. Last but not least, you’ll have arrived at the epicentre of the ice cream universe, COWS Creamery Factory, which is open to the public and well worth a visit. And, of course, a cone (or two!).

Bring PEI Home With You 4 North River Causeway

To start planning your Charlottetown vacation, check out our amazing accommodations and read through our blog for lots of other inspiring ideas to make this your best getaway yet. Hope to see you soon!