City Living, Island Charm
Feel the energy of our province’s capital city, Charlottetown. Here you will find the perfect combination of historic and new architecture and accommodations. The city thrives due to industries like biotechnology and manufacturing, and hosts various postsecondary and early education centres.
Things to See and Do
Charlottetown might be a small city, but it’s bursting with big energy and infectious Island vibes. It has all the charm and hospitality PEI is famous for, plus culinary experiences and an arts and culture scene. Enjoy postcard-perfect streetscapes, a wandering boardwalk, and the endless views of sailboats.
Queens County is home to the best of the land and sea. Outside Charlottetown, you’ll find quaint fishing villages, including the rural communities that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. Experience pristine beaches, a network of wooded and coastline parks and trails, and neighbours who genuinely care for your well-being.
In Queens County, there’s no shortage of classic pubs, farmers’ markets, fusion restaurants, modern coffee shops and cafes, festivals and events, live music, and world-class theatre. Enjoy the conveniences of a central location, where everything you need is within reach.
On Prince Edward Island, our public school system offers education in French, English, or a combination of English and French-immersion for children from kindergarten to grade 12. Public schools are organized into families of schools. Bluefield and Charlottetown are within Queens County. Students attend a designated school based on geographical location of the family home and language preference.
Grace Christian School, Immanuel Christian School, and Mount Academy are private schools in Queens County.
Charlottetown is home to three post-secondary schools: University of Prince Edward Island, Holland College, and Maritime Christian College.
Learn more about education on Prince Edward Island.
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 mental health services on Prince Edward Island.
For family medicine, this area is divided into two Primary Care Networks: Queens East and Queens West.
Thinking of making Charlottetown your future place to practice medicine? Request a Virtual Tour of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hillsborough Hospital and surrounding areas.