Experience Up West
Prince County, located in western Prince Edward Island, offers a unique variety of city life, surrounded by rural towns, seaside communities, and large open landscapes.
In this region, you will find the province’s second largest city, Summerside, with a population of approximately 16,000 people. Summerside is a small community with big ambitions and growing diversity in many sectors, including aerospace and green technology. It is home to a thriving business hub and a Holland College campus and marine training centre, making it a prime location for young professionals and families.
Things to See and Do
One of the best ways to experience the region is by taking a trip on the North Cape Coastal Drive. Along the way, you’ll discover PEI’s famous red cliffs, breathtaking vistas, and, of course, pristine beaches. In this region, you will also see one of the world’s most amazing engineering feats: the Confederation Bridge. It is the world’s longest single bridge over ice-covered waters that spans 13 kilometres long.
Stroll downtown streets to discover cafes, local restaurants, and entertainment. You and your family will enjoy the many shops and sporting events the region has to offer. The Credit Union Place is a popular destination for active families and those wanting to take in a concert.
Whether you’re celebrating Acadian culture in Abram-Village, shucking oysters in Tyne Valley, or singing along to your favourite artist in Summerside, there is never a dull moment in Prince County.
On Prince Edward Island, our public school system offers education in French, English, or a combination of English and French-immersion for children from kindergarten to grade 12. Public schools are organized into families of schools. Three Oaks, Westisle, Kinkora, and Kensington are within Prince County. Students attend a designated school based on geographical location of the family home and language preference.
Collège de l’Île is a French post-secondary school in Wellington.
Learn more about education on Prince Edward Island.
The Prince County Hospital, the second largest acute care hospital in the province, is located in Summerside. The 110-bed facility provides emergency, inpatient, and ambulatory care services.
In Alberton, Western Hospital provides emergency, inpatient, ambulatory, and palliative care services. Its Collaborative Emergency Centre is improving access to both primary health care and emergency care.
The Community Hospital in O’Leary provides restorative, convalescent, and palliative care, as well as laboratory, diagnostic imaging, and physiotherapy to its close knit community.
For family medicine, this area is home to the East and West Prince Primary Care Networks.
Thinking of making Summerside your future place to practice medicine? Request a Virtual Reality Tour of Prince County Hospital and the Summerside community.