The City by the Sea

Welcome to Summerside,
Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Explore the city by the sea that provides an authentic Island experience and celebrates diverse cultural traditions. Summerside will capture your imagination, awaken your soul and shape the stories you tell your friends when you go back home.

Explore Summerside





Where to shop

Where to shop

What to experience

What to experience

Be entertained

Be entertained



Upcoming Events

Sun, May 22 @ 12:00 pm / The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre

College of Piping Craft Fair

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre is excited to be having its first craft fair May 20 ...

Tue, May 24 @ 6:00pm / Evermoore: Island Dining & Brewing

Live Tunes on Tuesdays at Evermoore Brewing Co.

Head to Evermoore Brewing Co. Tuesday evenings from 6-8 for live music and food.

Wed, May 25 @ 8:00pm / Evermoore: Island Dining & Brewing

Wil’s Wednesday Trivia at Evermoore Brewing Co.

Test your knowledge and tease your brain with Trivia on Wednesdays at Evermoore Brewing Co.!

Local Scoop Blog

Garden and Flowers

Is there anything sweeter than springtime? In #TheCityByTheSea things are starting to bloom and grow as businesses and tourism operators gear up for all the lovely faces coming to visit them and we LOVE IT!  ...

Pack the Bike

Millicent McKay There's always something to explore in Summerside throughout the year, and cruising around the streets can be as easy as hopping on two wheels! So what's stopping you from packing this weekend and...

The City By The (Frozen) Sea – A Winter Getaway to Summerside

A winter staycation in Summerside?  Heck yes! [Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]If you understand my enthusiasm at the prospect of exploring PEI’s city by the sea, please take the express lane to the next...

No Blues this winter! Head to Summerside for loads of fun!!!

We know there's still a lot of winter to come in Prince Edward Island, but we're not going to let it keep us down! We've created a guide to help you keep cozy and enjoy the winter days in #TheCityByTheSea!  Put a...

Everything You Need to Know About the Winter Warmth Festival 2022

The Winter Warmth Festival is coming; here's everything you need to know!  There's a sprinkling of snow on the ground, and the winter season has just begun in #TheCityByTheSea! Living your best seaside life...

Guest blog post by Shannon Courtney

A staycation in Summerside? Twist my rubber arm!  Growing up in nearby Kensington, I visited Summerside countless times as a kid, but after settling in Charlottetown 10 years ago, I rarely found a reason to make the...

Say it With Local

Sing it with us, "It's the holiday season..." We don't know about you, but we love a good carol or two! And, can you believe it? December is here, Seasiders! How have we already wound up in the final month of 2021?...

Spend Fall in Summerside… and In Your Kitchen

With the fall well underway, we know our hearts are full with the spirit (and foods of the season). In #TheCityByTheSea, restaurants have taken the opportunity to introduce some fall flavours to their menus, while...

4 Ways to Enjoy Fall Flavours in #TheCityByTheSea

Autumn. Fall. The solstice. It's all the same thing - the ending of summer and the beginning of cozy sweaters, warm drinks, and hearty meals! This month in Summerside, there's lots to do, including one jam-packed...

Your Ultimate Outdoor Dining Guide

Spend your summer sipping seaside; this is your ultimate outdoor dining experience guide. It may be nearing the end of August, but summer is still here in the City by The Sea, and the awesome restaurants that offer up...