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Summerside Interpretive Centre

Dates of Operation: June 26 - September 2, 2023

Location 33 Summer St. Summerside

Contact [email protected] 902-432-1298 (T)

Interior view of exhibits at Summerside Interpretive Centre
Fox Museum
Summerside Interpretive Centre/ PEI Fox Museum

About this Property

Located in the 1911 Armoury, The PEI Fox Museum tells the story Islanders winning the world race to be first in successfully raising foxes in captivity creating a short-lived gold rush propelling many from poverty to riches. Learn about the fascinating industry of fox ranching, the legacy of the rare Silver Black Fox, and an industry that had its international headquarters here in Summerside. The Interpretative Centre offers six engaging exhibits highlighting real stories about people who made Prince Edward Island fox farming a worldwide industry. Find out why the industry started here in Canada’s smallest province, how it grew, and why it declined to a faint shadow of its former self. Discover what the fur trade meant to Prince Edward Island over several decades.
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Off-season by appointment.

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