Welcome to Charlottetown and to our website.
The City of Charlottetown is extremely proud of its very special place in history as the "The Birthplace of Confederation." Charlottetown is where the first meeting of the "Fathers of Confederation" was held. The City of Charlottetown, named in honour of Queen Charlotte of England, was incorporated as a city in 1855.
The four large squares included in Samuel Holland’s original layout of Charlottetown still exist to this day. Our population is approx. 36,000.
Charlottetown has a rich heritage visible through the magnificent architecture throughout our downtown. The City overlooks an excellent natural harbour formed by the junction of three major rivers. Charlottetown has developed into a bustling commercial, government, university, and cultural centre.
Charlottetown is firmly established as a popular tourist destination and is also home to the world renowned musical "Anne of Green Gables". Charlottetown is the entertainment capital of Prince Edward Island with theatres, festivals, art galleries, tours, concerts and historical activities.
As we look into the future; we see that Charlottetown certainly has a bright one. With some of the most affordable housing in the country, outstanding recreational facilities, downtown revitalization opportunities, we are confident of a better future and our position in Canada. Charlottetown is indeed a city that is proud of its past and looking to the future.
Whether you are interested in moving here, relocating your business, planning a visit, or just browsing we are a city that specializes in hospitality and we hope you enjoy Charlottetown’s website.
Yours very truly,
Clifford J. Lee
Mayor of Charlottetown