Don’t let the cold stop you from getting outside and staying active this winter. The outdoor fun in Summerside doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop and the snow starts falling. Get ready to have snow much fun this winter with your family and friends around Summerside when you check out some of the popular activities that are listed below.
1. Green’s Shore Beach
Once the temperatures start dropping, Green’s Shore Beach becomes a spectacular winter wonderland. During the winter, you can skate and even play a game of hockey with your friends on the ice.
2. The Oval at Queen Elizabeth Park
Grab your skates and get ready for a day of winter fun. Once the temperature is low enough, The Oval at Queen Elizabeth Park is open to the public. After a fun day of skating, head to a nearby cafe to get a hot cocoa and a yummy treat.
3. Schurman Park
During the winter, Schurman Park becomes the ‘place’ to go for people who want to have some outdoor skating fun. This popular outdoor rink is open on fine, cold days.
Schurman Ave. and Summer St, Summerside
4. Bantam Soccer Field at Credit Union Place
Credit Union Place has a fantastic outdoor rink on the Bantam Soccer Field that people can skate and play hockey on. They even offer skate and helmet rentals for people who don’t own them.
5. Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park
Head out of the city for a snow day with the family at Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park. There is something for everyone at this park, including cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Have even more fun building snowmen and making snow angels with the kids.
2018 PE-13, North Wiltshire
6. Rotary Friendship Park
The Rotary Friendship Park transforms into a winter wonderland and has 5kms of well-groomed for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The trails do connect to Colin Avenue and the Confederation Trail.
599 Macewen Rd, Summerside
7. Heather Moyse Heritage Park
Take the family to the Heather Moyse Heritage Park to experience one of Summerside’s major community green spaces during the winter. The beautifully groomed trail system is open for winter walking, cross-country skiing, and bird watching.
135 Ottawa St, Summerside
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8. The Monster Hill Behind Credit Union Place
Grab your sled and get ready for some excellent sledding. Right behind the Credit Union Place is the exciting Monster Hill. The easiest way to reach the hill is from Bob Dewar Street. The Monster Hill is well-known as a popular place to go sledding, so it can be very busy at times.
511 Notre Dame Street, Summerside
9. Ice Fishing on Summerside Harbour
When the temperatures drop well below zero, the Summerside Harbour freezes over. Once it is frozen over, you can spot ice fishing huts on the Harbour. A hut does make ice fishing cozier, but you don’t need one to try your hand at ice fishing in the winter.
10. Go Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling is a great way to splendid way to have a family day weekend. Keep an eye on the trail conditions, so you know when it is safe to go. Don’t have a permit? The PEI Snowmobile Association sells 3-day permits for three consecutive days.
11. Linkletter Provincial Park
Fun doesn’t stop when the snow starts falling at Linkletter Provincial Park. Go dashing through the snow on a snowmobile. For full you need for adventure by exploring the park on foot with snowshoes or cross-country skis. Get out your cold-weather gear and see Linkletter Provincial Park from a cold and snowy lens.
277 Church St, Summerside
12. Summerside Baywalk
Take in the breathtaking winter views of the harbour from the Summerside Baywalk. The Baywalk is groomed for winter walking and fat biking. Stop to see if you can spot local birds along the trail and around the Natural Duck Pond Conservation Area.
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13. Go on a Self Directed Walking Tour
Grab your jacket and learn about Summerside history. Stop by the Lefurgey Cultural Centre or the MacNaught History Centre to grab the self-guided walking tour information. The walking tour will take you through the lovely Historic House District and along Water Street to see the splendid nineteenth and early twentieth-century architecture.
14. Bikes & Brews Tour with The Paddle Shack PEI
What’s better than doing some winter biking and having a few brews? The Paddle Shack’s Bikes & Brews Tour combines these two popular activities. The tour starts at 4pm every day. Ride along the historic waterfront with your friends and enjoy a beer tasting at the Evermoore Brewery.
Confederation Trail, Summerside