What to wear, what to wear? It’s always a smart question to ask, especially when packing for a trip - after all, you’ll only have so much space in your luggage and you’ll want to be sure you’ve got the right gear to suit the weather and activities in Charlottetown. Follow the tips below and you’ll be all set to enjoy Charlottetown, no matter what season you are visiting!
Know What to Expect
The easiest and best way to prepare for the weather is to know what it’s typically like during the season you’re visiting. The average temperature range for each season in Charlottetown is as follows:
Summer 20°C (70°F) to mid 30°C (90°F)
Spring / Autumn 8°C to 22°C (46°F to 72°F)
Winter 3°C to - 22°C (25°F to -7.6°F)
No matter what season you visit Charlottetown, layering your wardrobe is always a wise idea. During a hot summer afternoon, you’ll likely be comfortable in shorts, a t-shirt and sandals, but once the sun starts to set, you may want a sweater. Same goes for winter - it can heat up or cool down quickly, depending on the sun and wind.
Check the Forecast
With the daily forecast easily accessible on your cellphone, from your accommodation hosts, and at the city’s visitor information centres, it’s a good habit to check the weather each morning before you head out. Plan your day and your wardrobe accordingly!
Choose Comfort over Fashion?
It’s completely up to you which comes first in priority, but you can rest assured that on PEI, you’ll fit in no matter how avant garde or laid-back your attire is. Of course, if you want to explore the city by foot or get out on a boat, comfortable footwear and breathable clothing is highly recommended!
Be Sun Safe
Don’t be deceived by Charlottetown’s northerly coordinates, the sun shines bright and long here during the summer and the UV index is almost always high during July and August. Even in the cooler seasons, the sun’s rays can still be strong, so no matter what season you’re visiting, be sure to pack your sunnies, sunblock, a sun hat and any other gear that will keep you sun safe.
If You Forgot it at Home, Don’t Fret
Let’s face it, we’ve all done it - forgot to pack our toothbrush, a warm sweater, or enough socks for our trip. Not to worry, Charlottetown’s retailers will have you sorted in no time with new swag to wear - bonus, it’ll become a built-in souvenir of your time on PEI!