Facts About Summerside
Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. Summerside is the second-largest city in the province and the primary service centre for the western part of the island.
Summerside was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877.
On April 1, 1995, the Town of Summerside amalgamated with the incorporated communities of St. Eleanors and Wilmot.
Summerside is named for an inn owned by George Linkletter II, called Summer Side House.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Summerside was 33.7 °C on 15 July 2013. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −32.2 °C on 12 January 1930
Summerside is twinned with Stirling, Scotland.
The Estimated Population of Summerside is 14,829.
The former post office that is located on Summer Street is a National Historic Site of Canada.
In 2007 the city signed a 20-year agreement with a private wind energy company to supply about 23% of its electricity from a private wind farm in the West Cape.
The largest single employer within the city is the Summerside Tax Centre, a Government of Canada agency which principally processes the Goods and Services Tax.