As the gateway to Prince Edward Island and the North Cape Coastal Drive, Summerside’s central location makes it easy to plan a visit. With surrounding amenities offering big-city services in a compact setting, Summerside is the ideal choice for your getaway.
The wharves of Historic Summerside reach out to meet the waters of Bedeque Bay on the south slope of a narrow land bridge that links our West with our East. We're bordered on the North by Malpeque Bay that spawned the world famous Malpeque oyster. Rich in history this 16,000-strong urban area is bordered by two of the great bay playgrounds of Prince Edward Island.
By bridge…Summerside is 28 km from the Confederation Bridge which links the Island to the mainland. This 13-km engineering marvel is a quick, convenient, dramatic way to arrive or depart the Island. The bridge is open all year round, 24 hours a day and takes approximately 12 minutes to cross.
By land…Summerside has direct access to the Island’s two major highways – Route 1A (Trans-Canada Highway) and Route 2.By air…Summerside is only 40 minutes from Charlottetown Airport, 5 minutes from Slemon Park Airport and one hour away from Moncton International Airport.