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Summerside Today

Summerside is PEI’s second largest City and the principal municipality for the western part of the province. The City, according to the 2016 Census, has a population of nearly 15,000.  

Municipal government

Eight councilors and a mayor govern the City’s geographic areas (called wards). For more information:  https://www.summerside.ca/mayor_and_council

Our City is protected by the Summerside Police Department, the Summerside Fire Department, and the East Prince Detachment of the RCMP.


Summerside has eight excellent schools, including:

  • Four elementary schools
  • Two junior high schools
  • One senior high school
  • One French school

We have a large Holland College presence in Summerside, which includes the following facilities:

  • East Prince Centre
  • Aerospace Centre
  • Marine Training Centre
  • Atlantic Police Academy
  • Motive Power Centre

We’re also home to the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts.

For more information on Summerside's Renewable Energy, Industry, and Economic Development, please visit our Economic Development department website:  https://www.bigpossibilities.ca/

Health Care

Summerside’s Prince County Hospital is the main referral hospital in western PEI. Island EMS (Emergency Medical Services) has a base in the downtown area of the City from which it operates two Advanced Life Support ambulances 24/7.


Credit Union Place (CUP) brings numerous musical and sporting events to the City each year. The CUP has a swimming pool, bowling alley, ice surfaces, and much more. For more information:  https://www.creditunionplace.ca/

Visit Explore Summerside and Tourism PEI for more information.


The City of Summerside is steeped in history and heritage. Our preserved heritage homes, museums, cultural centres, and exhibits all demonstrate that our history will always be part of our present and our future. Visit Culture Summerside for more information.

For more information about our City, contact:

Gordon MacFarlane
Chief Administrative Officer 
[email protected]
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE C1N 1H9 

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