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Top 9 Rainy Day Activities

Worried about a little bit of rain putting a damper on your vacation plans? Fear not! There are plenty of fun indoor activities throughout Charlottetown to keep the whole gang entertained all the livelong day.

Here are our top 9 suggestions for things to do in any weather, but especially when Mother Nature is having an "off" day:

1) Confederation Centre of the Arts*

Whether it's a perusal through Confederation Centre Art Gallery, featuring some of Canada's finest contemporary art, or taking in a free noon-time performance by the talented Young Company (rainy day location: Memorial Hall), it's a wonderful place to get your arts and culture fix while seeking refuge.

Confederation Centre Art Gallery | Photo Credit: Confederation Centre of the Arts


2) Brewery Tours

Whether it's a full blown brewery tour at the PEI Brewing Company, a spin to Upstreet Craft Brewing on Allen Street, or sampling the ever-changing craft beer selection (and vinyl collection) at the HopYard on Kent, Charlottetown is filled to the brim with awesome places to wet your whistle when the sunshine has other plans.

PEI Brewing Company Tour | Photo Credit: Discover Charlottetown


3) Owls Hollow*

Located just off Capital Drive, Owls Hollow is a popular store that specializes in award-winning toys and games for children. They also have an indoor playland in the lower level that's filled with lots of toys and games for children of all ages to let their imaginations run wild.

Owl's Hollow | Photo Credit: Owl's Hollow


4) The Alley*

For an afternoon of glow bowling and delicious food & drink, look no further than The Alley. It's a newly renovated bowling alley and restaurant located in the Murphy Rec Centre on Richmond St (near Province House). The Centre also has a well-appointed gymnasium and offer children's camps during the summer.

The Alley | Photo Credit: Jared Doyle


5) Charlottetown Farmers’ Market*

Known by many locals and tourists alike as THE place to be on a Saturday morning (and Wednesdays all summer-long). From locally-grown produce and freshly-baked goods to hot authentic food and hand-crafted artisan products, a visit to "the market" is a great way to get an authentic taste of Island life.

Charlottetown Farmers' Market | Photo Credit: Discover Charlottetown

6) Panda Fun

Panda Fun, located at 9 Jordan Crescent (off of Allen St.), is a perfect option to help the kids burn off some energy. This 10,000 square feet indoor playground is full of play structures, jungle gyms, bouncy balls and more. 

Panda Fun | Photo Credit: Panda Fun


7) Small Print Board Game Café

PEI's first board game café on Grafton Street has over 300 games to choose from, local craft beers on tap, and a variety of snacks to keep you fueled on a rainy afternoon.

Small Print Board Game Cafe | Photo Credit: Small Print Board Game Cafe


8) COWS Creamery*

Ice cream is one of those delicacies that is delicious no matter the weather. With whimsical T-shirts and merchandise to laugh at, a free self-guided tour of the production areas available, and Canada's best ice cream at your fingertips, the COWS Creamery on the North River Causeway has it all.

Cows Ice Cream | Photo Credit: COWS


9) Bell Aliant Centre*

No beach? No problem. The Bell Aliant Centre aquatics facility at the University of Prince Edward Island has an extensive complex that features three pools, a hot tub, a huge slide, diving boards, and much more. You really can't go wrong spending your day splashing indoors at the Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown.

Bell Aliant Centre | Photo Credit: Bell Aliant Centre