Summerside - Prince Edward Island

Summerside is located on the southwestern coast of Prince Edward Island, just across the Northumberland Strait from the New Brunswick coast. The province’s second largest city is the starting point for the North Cape Coastal Drive and home to a hydroplane regatta held each year. With cultural festivals, concerts, and much more, Summerside has something to interest all visitors.

Culture and history come together in the many events held in Summerside. From Celtic concerts to historical displays, samples of island life and tradition abound in the city. An annual trivia contest and sports such as curling and hockey provide a welcome way to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Games, music, and feasts of lobster and other seafood give residents and visitors a chance to mingle and to experience the unique hospitality of Prince Edward Island.

Activities for all ages and interests are available in Summerside. The Wyatt Centre is a good place to start any visit, and the heritage tea gives visitors a chance to discover more about the city and its surroundings. Shopping can be a fascinating activity in Summerside, with its mix of old-fashioned and modern shops. Touring the transport wharf is a good way to experience maritime history, while wandering along the harbour is one of the city’s prime attractions. Seaside activities, festivals, historic sites, and much more combine to make Summerside an ideal tourist destination.

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