CharlottetownPhoto: Tourism PEI/John Sylvester

Whether you hire an RV in Charlottetown to tour Prince Edward Island, or detour there from the mainland, Charlottetown, the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, is the perfect blend of urban atmosphere and country charm. Think clean streets, colourful heritage homes, and beautifully manicured lawns. Charlottetown is the smallest capital in Canada (pop. approx 45,000 in the city and surrounding area) and most things are a short walk away from each other. There's something for everyone - with an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs, and cafes, and community and city-wide festivals filling the streets nearly every week of the year.

Take your motorhome to Charlottetown in any season - over 150 hanging flowerpots line the city streets during summer; and just in time for Christmas the city puts up over 175,000 lights, creating a magical winter wonderland. Stroll along Historic Great George Street; sit amongst the trees on a patio on Victoria Row; shop on Queen Street, or catch Anne of Green Gables - The Musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The North Shore is home to PEI's National Park. Cavendish beach is about a 45-minute drive from Charlottetown and Brackley Beach is about a 30-minute drive from Charlottetown.

You can take your RV to Charlottetown via a 13-kilometre (9-mile) bridge, connecting from Cape Jourimaine, New Brunswick, to the town of Borden-Carleton, PEI. It's open 24-hours, year-round. It takes around an hour to travel to Charlottetown from both the Confederation Bridge and the ferry.

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