Keep the boredom away and enjoy the snow this winter holiday in Charlottetown. It is a winter wonderland out there, and there is so much to do in and around the city. Spend some time with your friends and family and have fun this winter. Taking a quick winter escape to Charlottetown is the perfect way to break up your routine with a burst of winter activities.
Listed below you will find some interesting and fun activities to do this Christmas holiday season in Charlottetown.
Skiing and Trails
Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park
Take a short drive and hit the slopes at Brookvale Provincial Ski Park, where they offer both Alpine and Nordic skiing. If skiing is not your thing, there is also a fatbiking and snowshoeing that you can try. You can also tube down the hills. If you have never skied before, there are snow schools that have trained skiing instructors who can help you get started.
Winter River Trail
Winter River Trail is only five kilometres from Charlottetown. The trail will take you through a white spruce forest and has river lookouts along the way. The trail is great for hiking all year round. During the winter, the trail is great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Snowshoeing in the City
Bell Aliant Centre
Grab your skates and head to the Bell Aliant Centre for some fun. Check the arena schedule to see when there is a public skate that you can take part in. There are also hockey games that you can watch or take a dip in the pool at the aquatic facility if you like to swim.
All About Golf
Practice your swing inside this winter at All About Golf. Their golfing simulators allow you to practice and even play on some of the best courses in the world. If you want a real-life experience, there is an indoor 18 hole golf course that you can play a round on.
Most people do not think about ice cream in winter. However, ice cream is still yummy treat in the middle of winter. COWS Creamery is a Charlottetown staple and has been named “Best Ice Cream in Canada”. You can take a factory tour and enjoy a sample of their cheese and ice cream.
The City Cinema showcases indie movies, old classics, and newest blockbusters. You should check their website daily to see what is playing.
Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
Since it is open every Saturday during the year, the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market is a great option if you want to shop local this year. Vendors from across PEI come to the market each week with their produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and much more.
Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations
See the Holiday Lights on Victoria Row
During the holiday season, the historic Victoria Row is lit up with fantastic light displays along with many holiday-themed shop windows. So, take a walk, and window shop, get some holiday shopping done, or just relax with a warm drink at one of the quaint cafes.
Wintertide Holiday Festival
Welcome the New Year
Countdown to the New Year in the city. There are lots of fun events to welcome 2021. Get your tickets to a Capital New Year with The East Pointers on December 30-31.
Other Fun Activities
Come on out to our annual 5k Walk/Run and say goodbye to 2020 alongside your running buddies!! Details
December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Wherever you are in Canada
$10 – $35
Watch The Great Conjunction
Get ready to watch an extraordinary event this holiday season. From December 12 to 28, giant planets Jupiter and Saturn will be in close proximity after centuries. On December 21 Jupiter and Saturn will only be 0.1 degrees apart. This year’s event will be the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226! Don’t miss the Great Conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn.
Go Bird Watching
Birding is a fun activity to do in winter. What are the popular winter birds that you can spot? Can you notice any winter adaptation changes in them? Grab a pair of binoculars, download a bird ID app, and try to name all the birds that you can spot. Do a Christmas Bird Count. If you don’t want to venture outside do an unofficial count of the birds that visit your bird feeder.
Keep your child engaged at home with these fun activities.
Enjoy online concerts and theatres during winter break.
Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks, and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries, or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.