Sunday shopping is still relatively new on PEI. Most big stores will not open until noon on Sundays. However, the convenience stores and gift shops are likely to be open earlier. Remember also that several of the specialty shops and souvenir establishments are not open year round. Therefore it pays to check hours of operations or give them a call before heading out.
If you come from the big city, remember that malls here have from 10-30 stores in them.
The main shopping areas in Summerside are centered on Granville Street as can be seen on the map. The downtown mall has been struggling for several years due to the popularity of malls int he outskirts where retail space is less expensive. However, in the summertime, Spinnaker’s Landing is quite a bustling spot.
Shopping outside the two major cities
There is a small mall in Montague. In the North-West you will find another in Bloomfield. Let’s not forget the Cavendish Boardwalk where you can find all sorts of treasures in the summertime. Though not a mall, Victoria by the Sea deserves mention. This is a small village when about half the houses have been turned into shops. This makes for a different walking shopping experience.
Special Gifts and Souvenirs
What do you get for that friend that has everything? I will give that some thought and give you my favourite ideas on a future post.