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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Summerside, a city, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, NW. of Charlottetown. Its precise location is N 4623', W 6347'.

This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Summerside. You can also search for information on other communities.

Municipal Government Information

The City was incorporated in 1995 and has a population of 14751.

Telephone: (902) 432-1230
Facsimile: (902) 436-9296
Address: 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1H9
Meetings: Third Monday of the Month, 6:30 p.m. Summerside City Hall 275 Fitzroy Street This information is subject to change. Please contact the municipality to confirm the meeting time and location.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Aerial Photographs

Aerial photography courtesy of AirScapes. All aerial photographs are available for sale, as prints or slides; please contact AirScapes for details. You can also see a complete list of aerial photographs of the Island.


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PEI Farm Equipment

PEI Farm Equipment
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Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
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MORE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS... there are 5 aerial photographs of Summerside in our Aerial Photo Gallery.

Community Photographs

Our community photographs collection includes selected photos of schools, churches, parks, and other public buildings, areas and events. .

A Field of Canola

A Field of Canola
Credit: (c) 2003 Nancy Starno
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Memorial Park

Memorial Park
Credit: 2004 Errol Ladner
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Memorial Park

Memorial Park
Credit: 2004 Errol Ladner
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Memorial Park

Memorial Park
Credit: 2004 Errol Ladner
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Visitors Guide Listings

Our Visitors Guide is a complete vacation planning manual.

The Geography of Summerside


You can use our interactive maps to display maps of Summerside and area.

Click on the map link: Show Map

Driving Distances and Times

To find driving distances and times from other locations, consult the distance chart for Summerside.

Statistical Information

The PEI Community Accounts has information about Summerside.   Community Accounts provides a comprensive source of community, regional, and provincial data on social, environmental and economic topics

Information courtesy of Community Accounts

Summerside falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Summerside. They have detailed statistical information available for the Summerside census subdivision for the following categories: Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.

Information courtesy Statistics Canada.

History of the Name

The official history of the geographic name Summerside (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Summerside (Town) was incorporated in 1877.Confirmed in Place Names of Prince Edward Island, 1925.Confirmed 2 August 1944 on 11 L/5.Status changed to City and appliction altered by the inclusion of the former Communities of Wilmot and St. Eleanors and part of Sherbrooke by the City of Summerside Act on 1 April 19 95. Confirmed 17 June 1996 on 11 L/5. (1) See also Place Names of Prince Edward Island, 1925. (2) According to an arti cle in Star Weekly dated November 8, 1969, Summerside was once Green's Shore, na med for Daniel Green, a Loyalist granted land here on the south side of Prince E dward Island.His son called his house (also an inn) Summerside House, and so p eople began calling the settlement that.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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