Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect

Do you have questions about your visit to Summerside? Most people do! We have answered some of the most common questions below. When you know what to expect and where to go once you arrive, it will make your trip more enjoyable and leave you more time to Explore Summerside!

When does the tide come in and out? How do I know if the tide is low or high?


The tides vary from day to day and season to season. You can look up the day’s tide here. When the tide is low you can walk on the ocean floor, straight out to Indian Head lighthouse. When the tide is high, you can kiteboard, paddleboard and kayak.

Events and Fesitvals

What are some events and festivals that happen in Summerside?


Summerside is a great place to visit if you are looking for events or festivals. Each year we have The Summerside Lobster Carnival which has a midway, contests, a cardboard boat race, horse races and much more. We also have a Beef n’ Blues event which showcases a celebrity chef and the best of PEI beef. Enjoy Celtic music, song and dance with Highland Storm, or attend a Feast Dinner Theatre for an enjoyable Summerside evening. Experience our thriving arts and culture scene by catching a concert or some live music. For more information, visit our Event Listings.

Where can I eat lobster in Summerside?


There are so many places to get fresh lobster and seafood in Summerside, making your experience even more authentic. Arsenault’s Fish Mart and JMK Fish Mart both offer fresh lobster, both of which are located in Downtown Summerside on the waterfront. Many Summerside restaurants also offer lobster throughout the summer months. Visit the restaurant section of our website for more information.

Where can I rent bicycles or kayaks in Summerside?


In Summerside you can rent bikes at the Quality Inn and Suites or the Slemon Park Hotel. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards at SUP PEI on the Summerside Waterfront. Summerside also offers segway rentals and tours, allowing you to see the downtown via segway tour. Visit the recreation section of our website for more information.

What is there to do with children in Summerside?


Credit Union Place offers a multi-sport facility for athletes of all levels. Besides its well-known Aquaplex and The Lanes bowling alley, Credit Union place also has numerous fields and courts for the public to use. At Credit Union Place, you will also find:

  • a multi-sport artificial turf field used for soccer, tackle football, and flag football
  • 4 beach volleyball courts
  • 4 tennis courts

For more outdoor fun, enjoy a nice walk along the boardwalk, head down to the beach, or check out the BMX bowl and skate park. In the winter, an outdoor skating rink is fun for the entire family or try snowshoeing, fat biking, and sledding. Visit the Explore section of our website for more information.