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Charlottetown

Getting Here and Around

You can see Charlottetown's historic homes, churches, parks, and waterfront on foot. The city center is compact, so walking is the best way to explore the area.

Trius Transit buses run day and night; some head out to the surrounding communities of Cornwall and Stratford. Most have their hub downtown at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Walk & Sea Charlottetown has activity packages ranging from two to eight hours in length that include theater, oyster shucking, bicycling, seal-watching, and dining. Its "Take a Jaunt" brochures can be found at hotels, B&Bs, and visitor centers. Double-decker bus tours of the city (and elsewhere) are available through Abegweit Tours: you can find out more at any of the Visitor Information Centers, or stop by the outside of the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Harbour Hippo offers land-and-sea tours of Charlottetown, June through September, weather permitting, at Prince Street Wharf (near Founders' Hall). "The Hippo" is a brightly colored amphibious vessel that looks like a boat on wheels. The tour lasts almost an hour and goes into the water after a drive along historic sites in the downtown area. Fares vary depending on age group, and package deals are available.

Bicycle rentals are available at Smooth Cycle and Go Wheelin Bike Rentals.

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