The capital of Prince Edward Island is Charlottetown. The growth and energy of this small city flows outward to the neighboring suburban towns of Cornwall and Stratford. There has been remarkable transformation and growth in the capital region in the past decade resulting in a housing boom, world-class sports infrastructure, vibrant commercial bases and extensive greenways.
Charlottetown is charmingly known as “the birthplace of Confederation” because the idea to join nations and form what is today known as Canada originated here at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864.
This is a city rich in history, art, culture and diversity that offers a quality of life second-to-none. Here, locally owned restaurants, pubs, breweries and cideries outnumber chains tenfold.
Nestled on the harbour, a vibrant downtown core offers the perfect combination of old and new architecture. Stroll past classic old-style pubs, novelty fusion restaurants, an expansive public library, modern coffee shops and cafes, fitness studios and of course, Canada’s best ice cream at COWS.
All of this, and only 15 minutes to a sandy beach with some of the warmest waters north of the Carolinas.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is PEI’s largest multi-service acute care facility with 243 beds. It provides both community services and specialized provincial services, and supports both inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre, Ambulatory Care Centre, Provincial Stroke Unit, Provincial Rehab Unit, and more.
The provincial in-patient psychiatric facility, Hillsborough Hospital, is located adjacent to the QEH. Plans are underway for a new mental health campus to replace this facility and expand services.