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Extract from the City of Summerside's Zoning bylaw SS-15

9.5    Tourism Establishments

All Tourism Establishments are subject to the following standards:

a.    A Bed & Breakfast is a discretionary use in an R2 zone and may be allowed in an R3, R4, C2, and A zones, subject to a conditional use permit and a building permit.

b.    For a Bed & Breakfast, the single-family dwelling is occupied as a residence by the operator of the business.

c.    An Inn is a discretionary use in R3, R4, and C2 zones and a conditional use in the D zone, to a conditional use permit and a building permit.

d.    A Vacation Rental Property may be allowed in an R1, R2, R3, R4, C2, and Agr zones, subject to a conditional use permit and a building permit.

e.    A Tourism Establishment is not allowed in conjunction with, or as a Secondary Suite.

f.    Tourism Establishments licensed under the Tourism Industry Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap.  T-3.3 shall be maintained for the period in which the business is operated.  A copy of such license shall be provided to the Development Officer within 12 months of a new permit being issued under section 9.6, or together with an application to renew, reassign, or amend a permit under section 9.8.

g.    A Tourism Establishment shall comply with parking and signage regulations under this Bylaw.

To apply for a Tourism Establishment:
  1. Forms
    1. Building permit application
    2. Conditional use permit application
  2. Provide floor plan of house
In addition, the Province of PEI requires that any properties rented for 30 days or less require a Tourism Establishment License. This includes accommodations advertised through companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, Kijiji, or other accommodation sharing or marketing services.

For more information on starting a mobile food establishment in Summerside, please contact:

Linda Stevenson
[email protected]
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE Canada

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