Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Staying in Touch
Cyberdeck (11205 Queen Street) and Grab a Java (137 Kent Street).
What to See and Do
Charlottetown. You can spend a whole day strolling the small city and visiting historic attractions that range from antique buildings to theatrical performances. Among the highlights: Beaconsfield Historic House, Confederation Centre of the Arts (where you can catch a performance of "Anne of Green Gables--The Musical"), and the brand-new Founders' Hall, which offers a multi-dimensional video and new media presentation of the story of Canada.
A visit to "Anne Land," also known as the island's Cavendish area. Key sites include Avonlea--Village of Anne of Green Gables and Green Gables--Prince Edward Island National Park. Here is the rebuilt home (the original perished in a fire) of the farm that inspired the setting for the novels. There are exhibits, a cafe and a huge gift shop. For families there are numerous other attractions in this area, ranging from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, the Royal Atlantic Wax Museum, and the Rainbow Valley Family Fun Park.
Charlottetown, the island's compact urban hub, is a pleasant five- to 10-minute walk from the ship. Taxis wait at the pier (or you can call; local number is 894-1111); you can simply take a local ride, arrange for an island tour, and even for pick-up and return service.
Car rental agencies have facilities nearby; rates begin at $36 per day--and not all offer free unlimited mileage.
Where You're Docked
Commercial Wharf, downtown Charlottetown.
Where to Eat and Drink
Casual, in-town joints: Lobster on the Wharf (Prince Street Wharf, open daily from 11:30am) for casual seafood. The Gahan House (126 Sydney Street, from 11:30am) is an upscale brewpub located in an historic townhouse. The Olde Dublin Pub (131 Sydney Street, from 11am Monday - Saturday) offers the usual pub fare plus the island's famed blue mussels. On Victoria Row, near the Confederation Centre, check out its handful of bistros and coffee houses with sidewalk cafes.
Gourmet Dining: In Charlottetown, McAssey's Fine Food & Beverages (Founders' Hall at the Pier, open daily from 11:30am) is elegant and has excellent water (and ship) views.
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