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Charlottetown

Canada’s founding fathers knew what they were doing when they chose to meet here

Conventions and meetings are the big fish in Charlottetown’s small pond. And meeting planners can’t wait to get reeled in to this capital city oozing small town charm. Event pros know why PEI gets top marks for meetings: contemporary convention spaces with inspired harbour views, a world-class arts and culinary scene, fresh lobster for every plate, 25 golf courses, and even more beaches. Networking has never been so relaxing — which is exactly the reason to meet in PEI.

Charlottetown by the Numbers

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

1,500

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

18,116 sq m | 195,000 sq ft

PEI CONVENTION CENTRE

4,645 sq m | 50,000 sq ft |
1,344 Gala

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

213.6 sq m | 23,000  sq ft |
1,344 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Meetings & Conventions PEI

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Atlantic Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Involve local thought leaders in their meeting agenda — PEI is home to biotech, ICT and food manufacturing pros
  • Welcome a break from the fast lane
  • Mingle formal meetings and informal gatherings, with unique cultural experiences
  • Seek out places delegates can extend their visit pre- or post-conference

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. PEI is open for business.
  • Grabbing all the attention — the red carpet rolls out for PEI conventions with special touches to welcome delegates
  • Newly constructed, state-of- the-art PEI Convention Centre and the attached 4-star and nearby boutique hotels make meeting commuting a breeze
  • An inspired hyper-local food scene built on island traditions and fresh ocean ingredients
  • Confederation Centre for the Arts provides access to world-class entertainment to enhance networking events
  • Small town ambiance with big city amenities
  • Guests looking up rates for vacation cottages to return with family in tow

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Charlottetown Airport (YYG) to your registration desk: 15-minute drive

Once you’re here: charter motorcoach, boat, harbour hippo

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

With brand names and boutique hotels, charming historic inns and stunning oceanside resorts, visitors here have plenty of options. The Delta Prince Edward Island is connected to the PEI Convention Centre, and many others in the compact downtown core are within walking distance. Look outside of Charlottetown for even more options. Regardless what you choose for accommodations, one thing is certain… you won’t be far from the shore.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick

Groups coming from outside of Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

Early spring March and April

Late fall October and November

May to September offer the greatest variety of events and activities

Weather

Spring

-2°C to 5°C

28.4°F to 41°F

Summer

13°C to 20°C

55.4°F to 68°F

Fall

7°C to 13°C 

44.6°F to 55.4°F

Winter

-9°C to -2°C

15.8°F to 28.4°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit