As I have mentioned previously, one of the things we are loving about this house sitting opportunity in Prince Edward Island is we get to thoroughly explore the island before the actual house sit starts. We embarked on a three night road trip to explore the last corner of the island that we had not fully accessed yet. This post will focus on Charlottetown and our continued quest for breweries on the island.

Our first nights accommodations were in the Prince Inn in Charlottetown.The first photo in this post is the exterior of this 130 year old B&B, while the above shot gives you an idea of the interior decor. It was pretty nice with very helpful hosts.

We divided our road trip so the first and third nights were in Charlottetown while the second night broke up our drive east with a layover in Montague. The goal was to be able to get out and enjoy some nice dinners and explore some pubs without having to worry about driving anywhere. A total success.

We had heard from multiple sources that the Churchill Arms was a must do for dinner with wonderful curries. This turned out to be true. An authentic English pub ambiance with great local craft beers on tap and fantastic curries.

We took every opportunity we could to get out and walk around. It was a bit chilly with temperatures around 8 – 10C, however for early November it was wonderful. The beautiful blue skies helped immeasurably.

Victoria Park gave us the option of walking along the shoreline boardwalk or getting out of the wind and enjoying the peace of the wooded park.
Along the boardwalk we caught up on some history at the Prince Edward Battery which looks out over the entry to the Charlottetown Harbour.
After dinner on our first night we headed over to The Old Triangle and enjoyed listening to some local musicians at their Schooner Session night.
Our second night was spent at Lanes Riverhouse Inn along the waterfront in Montague. A well designed inn with all rooms having a beautiful view over the water. And it also had the feature of being only one block from a brewery that we had not yet been to.
One of two breweries in the town of Montague, Bogside Brewing had live entertainment the evening we were there.
On our return to Charlottetown for the third night of our trip we unpacked in Eden Hall Inn. This 120 year old bit of history is well located and reasonably comfortable.
In the middle of historic downtown Charlottetown a storefront for the Uptown Craft Brewery gave us a chance to check out their product and atmosphere.
We stopped in a couple of times at Gahan House. They offer up an excellent dinner menu, but most importantly, their brewery supplies some fantastic craft beers. In a great location, tucked in behind St. Dunstan’s Basilica.

It was a joy being able to wander around and soak in the history and architecture of this city, slipping in out out of local establishments and enjoying their fare. Time very well spent.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

2 comments on “Revisiting Charlottetown

  1. Delena Johnston

    Wow. That looks like a fabulous three days. There is such charm in this province it seems. Keep sharing

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