Ten things to do while in Summerside

  • Top Tee Off

    Tee off where the PGA Pros Play

    Canada’s top golf destination, PEI is a golfer’s paradise. With more than 26 courses across the province, there’s a place for everyone to play, whether beginner or pro. Some of the best courses in PEI are located within a one-hour drive of Summerside’s port.

  • Top Walk Back in Time

    Walk back in time

    Allow a costumed guide to take you on a beautiful, entertaining, and educational walk through the historic streets of Summerside. Explore parts of the city otherwise hidden from public view. Tour the Canadian Potato Museum and make your own potato fudge!

  • Top Hit the Trail

    Hit the trail or take a sail

    Rent a bike or a kayak and get in some exercise on your vacation. Explore a nearby waterway or head out on the Confederation Trail for a scenic bike or hike. You don’t need to worry about any wildlife larger than a peaceful red fox, who’s no harm to anyone (unless you’re a mouse).

  • Top Canadian Musical Treasure

    Canadian Musical Treasure

    If time allows, visit Tignish for a bilingual musical experience, where a retired music teacher will treat you to the stories and sounds of a rare Canadian Musical Treasure. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Tignish Heritage Inn and tour the former convent. Admire the garden and visit the neighbouring cultural centre.

  • Top Digging for Dinner

    Digging for dinner

    Find a local and ask where the best place is to go clamming. When the tide is low, you can dig for your own supper in a sandbar. All you need to go clamming is a bucket and a spade. Beyond that, all you need is a pot to steam them in and a source of heat, and you have one delicious meal you won’t soon forget.

  • Top Feeding the Giants

    Feeding the giants

    The bluefin tuna charter fishery is alive and well in Prince Edward Island. Get yourself on a boat, where a local fisherman will take you out on the water to catch bait that you will use to hand feed these giant bluefin tuna. While you’re on the water, you’ll see lots of birds and maybe even a minke whale.




  • Top North Cape Coastal Drive

    Discover the North Cape Coastal Drive

    Take a scenic drive along one of the most most beautiful roadways in Prince Edward Island. Rolling green hills and jagged red cliffs, clean sandy beaches, and red dirt roads . . . the patchwork fields and rich colours of our quiet little island will truly take your breath away.

  • Top Listen to Celtic Music

    Listen to Celtic music

    The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada is located in Summerside. With a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping, Highland dancing, Island step dancing, and Scottish-style drumming, the musicians, singers, and dancers will captivate you.

  • Top Go Birding

    Go birding

    See how many of PEI’s more than 333 species of birds you can spot while you’re in Summerside. From common Blue Jays and Great Blue Herons to majestic bald eagles and sweet small chickadees, you’ll update your birding checklist here. Malpeque Bay, which is located on the northern boundary of the City of Summerside, was classified as a wetland of international importance via the Ramsar Convention on April 28, 1988. It is the only wetland of international importance in PEI and is one of the thirty six locations in Canada. It consists of marine and coastal wetlands ranging in altitude from sea level to 8 m. It is protected from the Gulf of St. Lawrence by a sandspit and dune formation that stretches 25 km. Small rivers and creeks are the source of freshwater for the lagoon. It is "important for supporting large nesting colonies" of herons and cormorants, and is a meaningful nursery area for fin and shell fishes. Malpeque oysters are prized by connoisseurs.

  • Top Experience Acadian Culture

    Experience Acadian culture

    Head to Musical Village in Abram-Village in the middle of the French Acadian community of PEI (only a short drive from port), and take in a cultural experience you won’t soon forget. Learn the story of the Acadians in the Maritimes, sample culinary delights, watch artisans at work, and enjoy lively song and dance.

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