Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 9 Header Item 1

While there are plenty of ways to explore Charlottetown—by bicycle, scooter, or even by horse & carriage ride—there’s something to be said about exploring it on foot more leisurely. And with a historic downtown layout designed for walking, homes painted every colour of the rainbow, and reimagined spaces designed with impeccable taste, such adventuring is inspiring and full of awe.

Read on for why you’ll want to explore all of Charlottetown’s nooks and crannies on foot…

Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 10 St. Dunstan's Basilica

STORYBOOK SIDE STREETS
To get a real sense of the varied neighbourhoods and people that infuse this culturally-rich hub with personality, set aside some time to stroll along the side streets east and west of the main core. You’ll find yourself admiring thoughtfully preserved heritage buildings, impressively landscaped green spaces, and gorgeous Georgian and Victorian-inspired abodes of all sizes and colours.

Spring in Charlottetown 29 Beaconsfield Historic Home
23 Reasons to Visit Charlottetown in 2023 10 Prince Street
Top 10 Things To Do In Charlottetown This Summer 33 Confederation Landing

MODERN TASTE MEETS OLD WORLD CHARM
In the downtown core, you’ll often find yourself stopping to read menus posted outside restaurants, gazing at boutique window displays, and taking in the contrasting sights of modern architecture, historic red brick buildings, and colourful seaside homes. There is also a pleasant bustle of friendly citizens living in the core, adding to the character and energy of the city.

Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 11 Great George Hotel
Home 31 Charlottetown Marina
Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 12 Victoria Row

SOOTHING WATER VIEWS & TIMELESS DESIGN
If time permits, wind your way through West Street and onto Victoria Park, where the boardwalk skirts along the Charlottetown Harbour, and continue west on Queen Elizabeth Drive. This marks the entry to Olde Brighton, a beloved neighbourhood filled with impressive homes, like Beaconsfield Historic House (2 Kent St) and Fanningbank Government House (1 Terry Fox Dr), soothing water views, tree-lined streets, and the only lighthouse in Charlottetown.

Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 14 Victoria Park Boardwalk
Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 13 Fanningbank Government House
Discover a Walker's Paradise: Charlottetown, PEI 15 Brighton Lighthouse

BEYOND THE DOWNTOWN CORE
If you want to venture a bit further, continue due east from downtown until you reach the Confederation Trail intersecting with Kensington Road or Longworth Avenue. Then head north to explore the city’s midtown and uptown via this easy walking path. Along the way, you’ll find gems like bar1911, Red Island Cider, Upstreet Craft Brewing, the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market and, eventually, Royalty Crossing.

Red Island Cider 4 Red Island Cider
Charlottetown Farmers Market 3 The Charlottetown Farmers' Market

And there you have it! Lace up your walking shoes and embark on a journey that promises inspiring beauty and a deeper connection to the heart of Prince Edward Island.

Need a place to stay? Check out our amazing selection of accommodations. Curious about what else to do around Charlottetown? Don’t miss a beat over on our events page.

Follow along on social @discovercharlottetown and tag us during your stay to help share the Charlottetown love!

Blog Icon

Get Inspired

Featured
Your Rainy Day Bucket List in Charlottetown While a rainy day may not be everyone’s cup of tea, PEI’s landscapes become extra striking, like a watercolour painting...
Continue Reading
Featured
24 Reasons to Visit Charlottetown in 2024 Although there are countless reasons to visit Charlottetown, it never hurts to have some added motivation. Discover...
Continue Reading
20 Family-Friendly Things to Do This March Break in Charlottetown Cue the core memories! Check out our round-up of family-friendly March Break activities in Charlottetown. There are lots of...
Continue Reading
44 Things to Do This Winter in Charlottetown From outdoor skating and snowshoeing in the city to cafe hopping and horse-drawn sleigh rides, the magic of winter is upon...
Continue Reading
Featured
8 Reasons to Stay in the Heart of PEI From the walkable streets to the plethora of dining options, there are so many reasons to stay in the coastal city of...
Continue Reading
Best of Fall (September, October & November) in Charlottetown Fall gives us all the warm and fuzzy feels. Whether it’s the harvest flavours that excite our taste buds, the sweater...
Continue Reading
Lobster Lover’s Paradise: Where to Find the Best Catch in Charlottetown Welcome to Prince Edward Island, where the freshest catch is simply a way of life. Join us as we crack into the best spots...
Continue Reading
Follow us on Instagram