August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
August 13, 2019

On August 13, activities will continue in North Rustico and Summerside, which are among the most charming Acadian communities on the Island! In North Rustico, a small fishing village nestled between land and sea, guided tours will take participants along the new trails laid out in the village’s green space, where people will be able to learn about the historical collaboration between the local Mi’kmaq and Acadian peoples. There will be Acadian music and cuisine along the Sea Walk, and a statue that pays tribute to the families who settled in North Rustico 250 years ago will be unveiled.

At the same time, in Summerside, CMA 2019 participants will be able to watch loggers engaging in various activities, including axe throwing, wood-cutting, crafts, and log driving – all once-in-a lifetime experiences! There will also be traditional Acadian music, a variety of culinary experiences, and many cultural activities for the whole family.


Arts and Culture

Located steps away from the Summerside Waterfront, with a capacity of up to 6,000 for a multitude of events, Eastlink arena at Credit Union Place has hosted many of the greatest artists & athletes of our time. Credit Union Place is one of the most technologically advanced and versatile venues in the Maritimes and Canada. It’s home to the Summerside Western Capitals Hockey Club, Summerside Dolphins Swim Club, Summerside Minor Hockey, Summerside Figure Skating Club, PEI Sports Hall of Fame, several bowling leagues and the headquarters for the City of Summerside Department of Community Services.

Situated along the Summerside waterfront, the Eptek Art & Culture Centre offers regional and Prince Edward Island exhibits year round. Exhibits include themes ranging from history to art with feature theme changing regularly.

Open Saturday’s year round for 9am-1pm, the Summerside Farmer’s Market is a one stop shop for produce, baked goods, meat, fish, prepared food, cheese and artisan products.

Outdoors and Leisure

The City of Summerside has over 20 parks spanning from one end of the city to the other. The parks include open green spaces, playgrounds, sports facilities and trails.

If you're looking for an outdoor adventure, look no further than The Paddle Shack! Offering kayak, paddle board and bike rentals, yoga and kitesurfing classes, as well as guided tours to Holmans Island, this recreational business provides a unique way of getting to know the region through discovering its waters.

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History and Heritage

Located in the heart of Summerside, the MacNaught History Centre and Archives is both a museum and research centre. Residents and tourists can conduct research on their family to find their Island ancestors, or simply browse the collection of newspapers, microfilms, Census and register transcripts offered by the centre.

Constructed in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation, the Wyatt House Museum was the family home of the late Wanda Lefurgey Wyatt until her death in 1998 at the age of 102. It is a remarkable heritage building that has been faithfully restored to its Edwardian beauty and authenticity.

Built around 1855, the Holman Homestead House was the home of Summerside’s most influential businessman, Robert Tinson Holman. Recently converted into an old fashioned ice cream parlour, you can learn of the history of the home’s previous residence and take in what is suggested to be is one of the oldest, continuously maintained Victorian gardens in North America, while enjoying a cold homemade treat.