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This friendly bayside city features a lively harbor, charming historic downtown district, curious museums and fascinating art galleries.

Experience Prince Edward Island at the city of Summerside. Immerse yourself in the island’s culture in galleries and museums. The bustling port offers varied activities for family-friendly fun. Bike and hike along miles of accessible trails.

Summerside Harbour, a working port and commercial and entertainment center, is the heart of the city’s tourist activities. Browse handicraft stores, dine on freshly caught seafood and watch street performers at Spinnakers Landing. Explore the waterfront boardwalk by foot or guided Segway tour. Rent a kayak and paddle along the city’s seashore.

In the Eptek Art and Culture Centre, admire works by local artists and view demonstrations of artisan trades. Watch a musical performance or concert by Canadian musicians at the Harbourfront Theatre. Shop for handmade pottery and locally grown produce at the Summerside Farmers Market.

Stroll around the historic downtown, where tree-lined streets are framed by colorful clapboard houses. Wyatt Historic House Museum features displays of antiques and furniture that belonged to an affluent city family. Peek inside artist studios at Lefurgey Cultural Centre. Learn about the island’s fame as the world’s headquarters for fox ranching in the 1900s at the International Fox Museum and Hall of Fame.

Walk or bike on the Confederation Trail. This 270-mile-long (435-kilometer) pathway cuts through the city center and follows the course of the island’s former railway. View rolling green hills and scenic coastlines as you travel between towns. Pick up a trail guide at the Summerside Visitor Information Centre in the Harbourfront Theatre.

Summer is a time for celebration, when festivals liven up the city streets and harbor. Attend July’s Summerside Lobster Festival, which honors lobster-fishing traditions with events including concerts, cooking demonstrations and lobster suppers.

Summerside is Prince Edward Island’s second-largest city, located 37 miles (60 kilometers) west of Charlottetown. Reach Summerside by flying to Charlottetown Airport and renting a car. The downtown and harbor are near each other, making the city a great destination to explore on foot.

Top Hotels in Summerside

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
3.5 out of 5
618 Water St. E., Summerside, PE
The price is ¥10,691 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in the heart of Summerside, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada and Summerside Range ...

4.1/5Very Good! (274 reviews)

"Very clean , comfortable and quiet. We'll stay there again !"…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gulf
Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre
Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre
3.5 out of 5
195 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside, PE
The price is ¥9,569 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in the heart of Summerside, this hotel is steps from Summerside Harbor, Eptek Art and Culture Centre, and Spinnaker's Landing. Summerside Visitor Information ...

3.7/5Good! (485 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and helpful. The kids loved the pool and the sauna was a nice addition too. Rooms were very clean and practical (except we didn't have a microwave) and the beds were comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Loyalist Country Inn & Conference Centre
Traveller's Inn
Traveller's Inn
2 out of 5
80 All-Weather Highway, Summerside, PE
The price is ¥6,866 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of County Fair Mall, Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, and Summerside Range Lighthouse Front. ...

3.6/5Good! (226 reviews)

"It was a great location for us lots of choices for breakfast pool was great .....they were very accommodating....we couldn't get our tv to work they came right away when they coukdnt fix it they switched rooms for us no problem"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Traveller's Inn

Popular places to visit in Summerside

Summerside Harbor
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Summerside Harbor

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Shop, dine, browse art exhibitions, explore Summerside’s coastline by kayak and watch a concert or theater performance at this lively harbor.

Eptek Art and Culture Centre
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Eptek Art and Culture Centre

Learn about the lifestyles of Prince Edward Island reflected in art exhibits, historical artifacts, demonstrations by artists and movie screenings.

Avonlea Village
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Avonlea Village

4.5/5(27 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Avonlea Village, a favorite attraction in Green Gables. Wander the beautiful beaches in this relaxing area.

Reviews of Summerside


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5/5 - Excellent

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Nov 11, 2019

This time of year it was too cold to do anything.

2/5 - Disappointing

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Sep 3, 2019

Very boring and no shopping barely any nice places to eat.

4/5 - Good

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Aug 25, 2019

You must visit Holman's Ice Cream Parlour while in Summerside. Go as many times as possible.

3/5 - Okay

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Aug 11, 2019

No. Drove around PEI...saw greenery, like everywhere else on the east coast. This is not a complaint. We're treating our excursions like a dog and fire hydrants.

4/5 - Good

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Aug 4, 2019

Loved the show, Highland Storm!

4/5 - Good

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Jun 30, 2019

Nice town - nice folks - rained and rained

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