While we typically enjoy lots of sunshine here in Charlottetown, being an Island we do, in fact, get a variety of weather. But rest assured, the romance and beauty of our landscapes are striking in all seasons and weather. Escape with a book in a cozy café. Check out a live musical performance or head to the theatre. Spend a morning at the spa and soak up a little R&R. Or if you want to explore the countryside and shoreline, hop in the car and take a misty drive to the seaside.
Provided you’re dressed appropriately and ready to embrace whatever comes your way, there are so many ways to appreciate the moodier weather of our island. Afterall, nobody does cozy quite like us.
FUN & GAMES
Play the day away inside Charlottetown’s newest hot spot for all ages, PonyBoat Social Club. From darts, pool and ping pong to arcade games and carnival-style snacks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Play a few rounds of glow bowling at The Alley and treat the gang to their famous “5-pin platter” afterwards.
Paint your own unique piece of pottery, play hundreds of different board games, take in trivia, and eat delicious snacks at The Hive + Honeycomb.
Spend time at Founders’ Food Hall & Market and the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market Wed (seasonally) & Sat (year-round) enjoying their selection of hot food, fresh produce, tasty treats, and artisan wares.
ART, HISTORY & CULTURE
Catch an indie movie or classic film at City Cinema, the city’s independent (& licensed) theatre, take in a live performance at The Guild’s black box theatre, or browse local artwork at The Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild.
Art & culture seekers will definitely want to hit up the Confederation Centre Art Gallery or step into another world during a show on the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Main Stage at the Charlottetown Festival (summer months) or Live at the Centre (winter months)!
Get lost in one of our many independent bookstores. On Queen Street alone you’ll find three unique spots!
Drop in or book a tour of Beaconsfield Historic House, a fine example of Victorian-era architecture with a fascinating story to tell.
Enjoy live music on any given day or night at our pubs and restos or catch a drag show performance at various venues throughout the year.
No sun? No problem! Head to the fully accessible Aquatics Facility at the Bell Aliant Centre where you can enjoy their two pools, plus the hot tub, waterslide, and leisure pool for kids of all ages.
Head to Off the Wallz Trampoline Park in Stratford for hours of bouncy fun in their state-of-the-art facility. Or check out Rise & Climb Adventure Course where the whole family can have fun climbing, zip-lining, and even playing laser tag in the nearby community of Cornwall.
FOOD & DRINK
Tuck in with a frothy drink at one of our numerous cafés downtown. Many of them even double as galleries and feature local art on their walls, including The Gallery, Receiver Coffee Co, and Salvador Dali Cafe.
Get caught in the rain, we dare ya!
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Happy puddle jumpin’