Prince County, located in western Prince Edward Island, boasts a small urban centre surrounded by rural towns, sea-side communities and large open landscapes.
Living in the region’s capital of Summerside means you’re always close to a scenic trail and the beauty of the ocean, while still enjoying the convenience of city life. Summerside is ambitious in aerospace and green technology and 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.
Those looking for affordable housing with beautiful historic buildings, stunning water views, lush green space, cultural attractions and an abundance of sport and recreation activities for all ages, will find a match in this region.
Along the North Cape Coastal Drive, locals farm potatoes, oysters, mussels and – wind! The region is also renowned for the Stompin’ Tom Centre, the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship and the Historic St. Mary’s Church – home of the Indian River Festival.
“The community has been wonderful. They’ve made me and my family very welcome by helping with school registration and advising on work opportunities for my husband. It’s been the right decision for us.”
– Maryna Kudryacheva who moved to PEI to work at the Alberton Health Centre as a nurse practitioner
Staff of Health PEI who work in this region are helping to shape their communities and are known for their positive and caring contributions. 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, the 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, physiotherapy and to its close knit community.
- City of Summerside – www.bigpossibilities.ca
- Explore Summerside – exploresummerside.com
- North Cape Coastal Drive – tourismpei.com/north-cape-drive
- West Prince Chamber of Commerce: westprincechamber.com
- Western PEI Community Navigator