A Family’s Guide to Charlottetown
Charlottetown may be small, but it’s jam-packed with fun activities for families to enjoy. From scavenger hunts to splash pads, arcades and trampoline parks, there are so many choices for families to enjoy. We’ve made a list to get you started so you can go make some summer memories to last a lifetime!
Go on a Mouse Hunt!
Embark on an exciting adventure with your family in Downtown Charlottetown! Follow the clues to find Eckhart the Mouse, who is hiding all over the city in the form of tiny bronze statues. The Eckhart in the City Scavenger Hunt is based on the beloved character from the book The True Meaning of Crumbfest, written by local author David Weale. Explore the cobblestone streets of Charlottetown as you use clues to find all nine bronze Eckhart’s.
Fun & Games
How does arcade games, bocce ball and a game of pool sound? Pretty darn good we’d say! Check out Ponyboat Social Club with TONS of fun activities for all ages. Take a peek at their menu for some good eats, tasty treats and over-the-top milkshakes!
If board games are more your speed, pop into the Hive + Honeycomb! You can choose from their huge collection of games to play, or paint some pottery if you’re feeling more creative.
Splash, Slide and Swing Into Fun
If you’re looking for a place to burn off some energy, look no further than Victoria Park! This outdoor haven is perfect for all ages. With a pool, splash pad, and a huge accessible playground, your little ones will have a blast, as you enjoy the panoramic views of the Charlottetown Harbour. Finish your day by heading over to Kiwanis Dairy Bar for some cool refreshing treat!
A Day on the Sea
Hop aboard an original lobster fishing boat with Peakes Wharf Boat Tours and get ready for an adventure on the sea. Experience lobster fishing firsthand, or spend an afternoon seal watching. Admire Charlottetown from a unique perspective and make some cherished memories. The captain may even sing you a tune!
Get ready to be blown away by the lively and colorful performances located at the Outdoor Ampitheature, just outside of the Confederation Centre! Watch an all-Islander cast bring the stories of Robert Munsch to life in Munschables, or embrace the rich history of the Mi’kmaq people through song, stories, and traditional dance in Mi’kmaq Stories of Rabbit and His Friends.
Oh, and the absolute BEST part? These noon-hour shows are completely free, so you can bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and entertainment without spending a dime!
Jumpin’ for Joy
Looking for the ultimate rainy day activity? Off the Wallz Trampoline Park in Stratford has got you covered! Not only do they have a TON of trampolines, but also feature a soft-play area, an arcade, and even virtual-reality gaming. The whole family will in be in for hours of bouncy fun!
Enjoy a Scoop of Canada’s Best Ice Cream
Featuring whimsical T-shirts and merchandise, delicious treats, and three Charlottetown locations with Canada’s best Ice cream, COWS is the perfect stop for some family fun. Grab a cone at their Queen St, Peake’s Wharf or COWS Creamery location, and take a selfie with Bessie!
Charlottetown is bursting at the seams with family-friendly activities that are sure to keep you and your loved ones entertained for days. With so much to see and do, this charming city is truly a playground waiting to be explored. And if all else fails, a day at the beach is never too far away.