Cornwall is a young, vibrant growing Town with many things to offer. The Town is located just off of Main Street , Cornwall (formally the Trans Canada Highway) at 15 Mercedes Drive, west of Charlottetown. It is bordered by the North River to the east and the West River to the south and west. Cornwall’s location gives it advantages for many types of economic activity including residential development, retailing, tourism, warehousing and light manufacturing. Cornwall is located within a 30 to 90 minute drive of all major points of access to and from the Island. Check out our locator map on this site for a visual description.
The population of 4,291 counted by the 1996 Census of Canada the year after Cornwall, Eliot River,
and North River amalgamated to become the Town of Cornwall, represented a 5.9% increase from
the combined population of the separate municipal units at the preceding census in 1991. The town
has continued to grow steadily since. Population grew by 2.9% from 1996 to 2001. From 2001 to
2006 it again increased by 5.9% and between 2006 and 2011 it surged by 10.5%. The rate of increase
however dropped to 3.6% in the most recent census period between 2011 and 2016 with a population of 5348. In 2021, Cornwall’s population rose to 6574, an increase of 22.9% from 2016 to 2021 making Cornwall ranked as being one of the fastest growing communities.
Come and experience the warm and friendly hospitality that our Town has to offer. Cornwall has a variety of restaurants and accommodations for all visitor’s needs. If you feel like going on a scenic walk through the woods, take advantage of our groomed trail at Hyde Park. Visit our “Residents” section for more details. Cornwall also offers Trius Transit passes and tickets to Charlottetown and Stratford for your convenience.
Check out our events calendar for updated listings of upcoming events in the Town. These events are designed to have something that interest everyone.