The capital of PEI and the home of the Confederation, Charlottetown is home to many fun indoor attractions. If you are starting to get the winter blues from being inside too long or wondering what to do on a rainy day, check out the places listed below and take the fun inside around Charlottetown.
Whether you want to plan a fun date night, kids’ birthday parties or want to get away from inclement weather, you are sure to find something interesting in this list of indoor attractions in Charlottetown.
Indoor Attractions & Activities in Charlottetown
Bell Aliant Centre
Slide down the waterslide, swing on the Tarzan rope, jump off the diving boards, or just relax in the pools at the Bell Aliant Centre. The centre has public swims, aquafitness classes and lane swims that take place every day of the week.
560 University Avenue, Charlottetown
Charlottetown Farmers Market
One of the most cherished spots in Charlottetown, the Charlottetown Farmers Market opens on Saturday mornings. Farmers and artisans travel to the city to offer their locally made items and grown produce. So, head to the market on Saturday mornings to discover the best that the Island has to offer. Charlottetown Farmers Market
100 Belvedere Avenue, Charlottetown
PEI Brewing Company
Discover how different kinds of beers are brewed from start to finish plus sample what all their hard work makes. Discover what makes PEI Brewing Company different, experience the art of craft brewing, and how to pair brews with different foods.
96 Kensington Road, Charlottetown
Bar1911 Beer + Coffee
A favorite gathering place for specialty coffees and local craft beers, Bar1911 Beer + Coffee offers amazing snacks, great lunch and dinner options, and a relaxed atmosphere. They have a 20 tap rotating selection of locally brewed craft beers and ciders from across the Maritimes, so you should be able to choose a favorite.
113 Longworth Avenue, Charlottetown
Throw some axes and work off some energy at the PEI’s first and only indoor axe-throwing fully licensed lounge. Just keep in mind that you need to pre-book a time for your group of 6 to 22 people because their schedule fill up so quickly.
236 Kent Street, Charlottetown
PEI Escape Rooms
81 Prince Street, Charlottetown
Small Print Board Game Cafe
Gather some friends and play some board games at PEI’s first board game cafe. Along with offering over 300 board games for your entertainment, they also serve up gourmet coffee, local craft beers and scrumptious shareable gaming snacks.
119 Grafton Street, 2nd Level, Charlottetown
Make-your-own and paint-your-own pottery or make slime, fused glass, and many more items at the Happy Potter. This fun, creative space is just a short drive from Charlottetown. They host special events to keep the creative fun going.
20 Myrtle Street, Stratford
Cows Creamery is an iconic location on PEI, and has become world-famous for their premium ice cream, cheeses and the funny cow t-shirts. Go behind the scenes and see how their amazing ice cream is made, and enjoy great ice cream after your tour.
12 Milky, Way, Charlottetown
Receiver Coffee Co
Serving up ethically sourced coffee and freshly made baked goods, it’s no wonder that Receiver Coffee Co is a local favorite. With two locations in Charlottetown, Receiver Coffee Co has become ‘the place’ to go for a coffee date.
128 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
178 Water Street, Charlottetown
PEI Regiment Museum
Spend some time exploring PEI’s military history. The PEI Regiment Museum is home to over 2000 artifacts dating back to 1807. This museum is often referred to as Charlottetown’s ‘cultural hidden gem’ by locals and visitors alike.
3 Haviland Street, Charlottetown
Confederation Centre Of The Arts
145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Sugar Skull Cantina
Summer never ends at this bar in Downtown Charlottetown. Sugar Skull Cantina is just steps from the harbour, but it feels like you are in Mexico. Enjoy themed drinks and Mexican themed dishes.
83 Water Street, Charlottetown
Showcasing independent films and a few mainstream hits, City Cinema is a quaint cinema located in downtown Charlottetown. There is always a film playing at the cinema.
64 King Street, Charlottetown
The Guild is home to the Anna & Gilbert – The Musical, and showcases the best in Island theatre. Take in a show, and check out the exhibits by local artists.
111 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Centre for Craft
PEI is home to many great artists and artisans, and the Centre for Craft celebrates their hard work. The second floor offers work spaces, lessons and work shops to help artists grow their skills. There is also the Centre for Craft Retail Gallery for the public to check out and take home PEI artwork.
98 Water Street, Charlottetown
Discover live harness racing, check out the casino, see a show or enjoy a great diner at Red Shores. There are always promotions going on, so you can save money while having a good time without the kids.
58 Kensington Road, Charlottetown
All About Golf
If the weather has your golf game down, take your game inside and try out All About Golf’s simulator. Play on world-class golf courses from around the world without leaving Charlottetown. The newest addition is the 900 square foot 5-hole putting green, the 18 holes of championship putting and chipping green.
172 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Confederation Court Mall
A downtown staple, the Confederation Court Mall offers shopping and services for the whole family. Spend some time window shopping and checking out the latest trends or just hang out with some friends at this popular mall.
134 Kent Street, Charlottetown
200 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Owl’s Hollow is not just a popular toy and game store for children, it also home to an indoor playland on its lower lever. Kids can run wild and explore the award-winning toys and games.
95 Capital Drive, Charlottetown
A hidden gem on Victoria Row, Happy Glass is located on second floor of 126 Richmond Street.. Watch how glass and silver are turned into colourful, ‘current’, beautiful jewellery pieces.
126 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Details Fine Art Gallery
Showcasing original work by PEI’s artists along with regional and international artists. The gallery features paintings, pottery, glass-works, textiles, and designer jewellery. The gallery has been serving the art community for over 20 years.
166 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Founders’ Food Hall & Market
Foodies love Founders’ Food Hall & Market. Located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, this food market is a popular location for lunch. There are vendors offering everything from burgers to freshly made donuts that will tempt your taste-buds.
6 Prince Street, Charlottetown
McAskill’s Fine Craft Studio
What do you expect woodworking would be like? Discover the wonderful world of woodturning, and see what you can make from wood at the McAskill’s Fine Craft Studio. If you are not handy, they also offer pre-made wood items to take home with you.
26 Beasley Avenue, Charlottetown
Mackinnon’s Lobster Pound
2 Prince Street, Charlottetown
East Coast Art Party
Relax and create a piece of artwork at an East Coast Art Party. The Art Parties are held at a variety of locations around Charlottetown. No experience is required, you just need to sign up and show up for the party.
135 Great George Street, Charlottetown
Province House National Historic Site
Explore “The Story of Confederation” and walk the halls of the birthplace of Confederation. “A Building of Destiny” film is a ‘must-see’ and is located on the Confederation Centre’s Upper Foyer. FYI: Province House is currently closed. You can see exhibits at the Confederation Centre.
165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Anne of Green Gables Chocolates
Watch as fresh potato chips are dipped in chocolate at Anna of Green Chocolates. Along with this sweet and salty treat, they also have handmade chocolate to enjoy.
15 Milky Way, Charlottetown
Star Venture VR Playhouse
Experience movies and videos games at Charlottetown’s VR playroom. Star Venture VR Playhouse offers a variety of games to test your video gaming skills and explore a virtual world.
95 Capital Drive, Charlottetown