Welcome to Our City
By Bridge: Summerside is 28 km from the Confederation Bridge which links PEI to New Brunswick.
By Land: Summerside has direct access to the Island’s two major highways – Route 1A (Trans-Canada Highway) and Route 2.
Our historic streets, lined with houses from the shipbuilding boom and fox trade era of the nineteenth and twentieth century and canopied by large trees, provide the perfect setting for a morning or afternoon stroll with a latte and a friend.
Wyatt House Museum
Bishop’s Machine Shop Museum
PEI Fox Museum
Summerside Interpretive Centre
Housed in the beautifully refurbished 1911 Armoury, the Summerside Interpretative Centre offers six interactive exhibits that tell current and past stories of Summerside, PEI, and Islanders.
MacNaught History Centre and Archives
MacNaught is a must stop for anyone searching for their Island roots or wishing to explore Island history. Here you can unravel the mysteries of your family stories and connect the missing links.
Arts & Culture
Explore a city 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.
Eptek Art and Culture Centre
Summerside Farmers Market
Follow your nose and ears to the Summerside Farmers Market. This year-round market offers a sight into the locals and access to all the local fares and harvest you can fill in your basket. Come hungry and leave full and smiling.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre
Lefurgey has a rich architectural, family, and community history.
It serves as exhibit, programming and office space for Culture Summerside. Serves as admissions for the Wyatt House Museum.
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
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Check Out… Memorial Square
Beach & Ocean Fun
Green’s Shore Park
Summerside’s intercity beach, Green’s Shore Park, is an ideal place for getting your fill of seaside adventures. Come discover kayaking, beach volleyball, windsurfing, kiteboarding, sand castle building, or catching up on your summer reads, all within walking distance to our downtown core.
The fun doesn’t stop when the thermometer drops – during the winter, this beach is perfect for skating, hockey, and cross-country skiing.
Location: Green’s Shore Park is located on the western end of Water Street.
Amenities: Parking, picnic tables, benches, washrooms, dogs welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Want to take to the skies and surf at the same time? Then you need to try kitesurfing.
Summerside is a hub for kiteboarding enthusiasts, as the Canadian freestyle champion for kiteboarding hales from just outside our city. You can kitesurf off our beach and in the surrounding water, but if you’re not up for strapping on the board, it’s also a great spectator sport along our Baywalk or off of Green’s Shore Park beach.
Who doesn’t want to stroll along the shore or feel the ocean breeze as you pedal along on your bike? The must-do walk is the Baywalk Boardwalk and Cycling Trail (6.5 km) which takes you along our city’s waterfront.
Pro tip: If you are looking to connect with the Confederation Trail you can do so at a number of points (plus it’s right by our downtown restaurants and bars if you need a break or to refuel).
Where to Park: The main parking lot is located by the Baywalk Sign on Water Street. There are also pedestrian/cycling entrances and a parking area located off Mackenzie Drive. Amenities include parking, picnic areas, benches, and washrooms. The trail is wheelchair accessible.
62% of energy used in Summerside is from renewable sources
Clean, fresh drinking water from the tap
Local, sustainable food and drinks
Plastic bag ban