As Prince Edward Island’s Capital, Charlottetown is a vibrant historic city! With nearly half of the residential population, our city offers the perfect platform for your event.
Charlottetown loves hosting events, especially sport events. With every event, big or small, our city is always focused on serving the needs of participating teams, officials, provincial and national governing sport bodies, and the fans. While there is much we have to gain as a host destination, there is so much we have to offer. Charlottetown… great things happen here!
The Charlottetown advantage…
Charlottetown has a reputation as a successful sport hosting destination. This reputation is the result of a level of experience that can only be gained from hosting as many regional, national and international events as Charlottetown has. Our experience as a three-time national award winning sport tourism destination shines through with every event.
Charlottetown is proud to benefit from a significant number and variety of sport venues. More important is the quality and standard at which these venues are maintained. Many venues meet national, university and college standards as they are home to college, university, National Basketball and Canadian Hockey League teams.
As the Capital City of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown is the hub of the government, corporate, and advanced learning sectors. As a result, there is strong affinity from various levels of government and from private business to invest in sport tourism – both financially and in-kind.
With a greater area population of 65,000 – nearly 45% of the total provincial population – Charlottetonians are proud of their city and its national reputation as an award winning sport tourism destination! It’s apparent every time Charlottetown hosts an event. As we like to say, an event isn’t just hosted in our city, it becomes part of our city. Residents show an overwhelming interest through their community endorsement, volunteerism and spectatorship.
Charlottetown is a natural tourism destination, welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. This city knows how to open its doors and welcome the world! In recent years, Charlottetown has become specifically known and recognized for its expertise in sport and culinary tourism.
Charlottetown is home to a full complement of radio, television and print outlets with provincial and regional reach. More importantly, Charlottetown benefits from a close working relationship with each individual media outlet, allowing for strong media support of major events, especially sport.
Staying in Charlottetown allows you to immerse yourself completely in our capital city! With an assortment of hotels, inns and B&Bs for every budget, you won’t be disappointed. Many of our accommodations are located within the heart of the city and close to many retail options, restaurants, pubs and evening entertainment. Others are a mere five minute drive and easily accessible.
Charlottetown offers a wide range of accommodations sure to suit any event and every athlete. With 1,500 guest rooms, our doors are wide open and ready to welcome athletes and fans, ensuring you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect place to stay!
For more information on the wide variety of accommodations, please visit Discover Charlottetown.
Traveling to Charlottetown is part of the experience! Located less than 10 minutes from historic Downtown Charlottetown and accommodations, the Charlottetown Airport is a hub of activity capable of servicing events and conventions big or small.
Airlines serving Prince Edward Island:
- Air Canada offers daily direct flights from Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto year-round.
- West Jet offers year-round daily direct service from Toronto.
For more information, visit www.flypei.com.
The Greater Moncton International Airport is a convenient one hour and forty-five minute drive to/from Charlottetown. The Halifax International Airport is a three hour drive to/ from Charlottetown.
The Confederation Bridge is a 13-km engineering phenomenon. It’s a very quick, convenient and dramatic way to arrive or depart the Island. Connecting from New Brunswick, the Confederation Bridge is open 24 hours a day and takes approximately 12 minutes to cross. Tolls are collected when leaving the Island. For more information, visit www.confederationbridge.com.
You can also travel with VIA Rail to Moncton, New Brunswick and either rent a car or take a bus to Charlottetown, traveling across the Confederation Bridge.
Northumberland Ferries departs from Caribou, Nova Scotia and Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island on a regular schedule. The 75- minute trip can be spent enjoying a chat and a snack, lounging on the deck or soaking up the sunshine and fresh sea air. The fare for the ferry is paid when leaving the Island. For more information, visit www.peiferry.com.