Summerside Outer Front Range Light

Status: Active
GPS Coordinates: 46 23 43.1N 63 48 35W
LOL number: 1018.1
Date Built: 1991

Electrification and De-staffing Dates: This has always been electrified.
Nominal Range: 18 nautical miles
Focal Height: 9.3 meters
Light: Red fixed
Flash Pattern: Light is visible in line of range year round
Tower height: 9.0 meters  

Driving Directions:

North Cape Coastal Drive - PEI MAP - E6

From Route 2 turn at Reads Corner onto Water Street. Continue heading west until you reach MacKenzie Dr.  You can see it adjacent to the boardwalk.

Grounds open/tower closed.


Built in 1991, this square, pyramidal tower is topped with an enclosed square lantern. The lantern deck is surrounded by a simple metal railing. A broad red fascia surrounds the lantern deck, supported by an extension of the structure forming an angled cornice.

The tower is 9m (29.5 feet) tall, and its vinyl siding reflects the traditional Canadian Coast Guard colours of white tower with red trim. It has a white trapezoidal day mark with a red vertical stripe mounted on the seaward side of the gallery. The roof and the trim on the door are painted red. The door has a classical pediment.

Located along the western end of the Summerside boardwalk, it gives an excellent view of the Indian Head Lighthouse.

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Historic Data:

Built in 1991 this outer range light has never had a keeper.

Due to recent erosion the the bank has been re-enforced to meet Coast Guard standards.

This outer range light gets many visitors due to the construction of the Summerside Board Walk.


It has had no keepers as it has always been electrified.

Current Owners/ Operators:

This range is currently owned by the Government of Canada. The City of Summerside has submitted a petition for ownership under the Parks Canada Heritage Lighthouse Program.

Last Updated: November 22, 2013