Charlottetown's Confederation Landing areaFor those wishing to avoid the malls, there are plenty of options in PEI. Check out Spinnakers’ Landing on the scenic Summerside waterfront, The Cavendish Boardwalk, and the shops at Gateway Village at the foot of the Confederation Bridge.
Head out to Victoria-by-the-Sea, 20 minutes east of Borden-Carleton, with merchants offering everything from antiques. linens, art, and chocolate.

Peake’s Wharf Historic Waterfront

This shopping adventure is on a waterfront setting at the foot of Great George Street. Peake’s Wharf offers something for everyone including crafts, clothing, fine gifts, souvenirs, home-made Island ice cream, and fresh seafood. The restaurants and bars offer casual dining and live entertainment. Free daily outdoor performances during July and August. Open mid-May to early October, 7 days a week.

Historic Queen Street

Queen Street shops & storesFollow the boardwalk around the Delta Prince Edward Hotel, to end up on Queen Street. This area of Queen Street has been center of commerce for over 150 years, and in that time has been ravaged by fires and devastated by downturns in Victorian shipping. Historic Queen Street in Old Charlottetown, is one of the oldest streets in Charlottetown. These days Queen Street offers year-round shopping at specialty grocery stores, a liquor store, two theatres, home decor stores, banks and many internationally flavored restaurants.

Victoria Row in Old Charlottetown

Charlottetown's Victoria Row heritage brick buildingsFrom Queen Street, turn right on to Richmond Street. Victoria Row runs from 110-166 Richmond Street. The street, laid out with old-style street pavers, was once the market centre of Charlottetown twice destroyed by fires that swept through the commercial district in 1866 and 1884. The area was rebuilt in Victorian style with brownstone structures and cast iron storefronts. Today, Victoria Row offers an assortment of restaurants with outdoor patios, and many craft and gift shops. Pedestrian-only during the summer months.