North Shore, Prince Edward Island

North Shore is a rural municipality within Queens County in Prince Edward Island that was incorporated on September 28, 2018 through an amalgamation of three municipalities. The municipalities that amalgamated were the rural municipalities of Grand Tracadie, North Shore, and Pleasant Grove.[2]

North Shore
Municipality of North Shore
Covehead Harbour Lighthouse
North Shore in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46.376°N 63.008°W / 46.376; -63.008
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyQueens County
LotLot 34
AmalgamatedSeptember 28, 2018
Time zoneAST
  Summer (DST)ADT
Area code(s)902
WebsiteOfficial website


The original Rural Municipality of North Shore was incorporated in 1974.[1]



The population of the Rural Municipality of North Shore was 2,080 in Canada's 2016 census, which is up from 1,901 in the 2011 census.[3][4]

Name Former
2016 Census of Population
Change Land area
Grand TracadieRural municipality1984294 293 +0.3%12.224.1/km2
North ShoreRural municipality19741,294 1,112 +16.4%45.428.5/km2
Pleasant GroveRural municipality1980492 496 −0.8%13.636.2/km2
Total former municipalities 2,080 1,901 +9.4% 71.4 29.1/km2


The Rural Municipality of North Shore was first governed by an interim council comprising an interim mayor (Gordon Ellis) and fifteen interim councillors.[2] The first election for a mayor and six councillors (one for each of six wards) was on November 5, 2018.[2] resulting in the election of a Mayor (Gerald Watts) and Six councillors.[8]


  1. "Municipality of North Shore". Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  2. "EC2018584: Municipal Government Act Rural Municipality of Grand Tracadie and Rural Municipality of North Shore and Rural Municipality of Pleasant Grove Restructuring" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island Executive Council. September 25, 2018. pp. 318–320. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Prince Edward Island)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  4. "Prince Edward Island Municipal Boundaries" (PDF). Prince Edward Island Communities, Land and Environment. December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  5. "Existing Municipalities and New Municipalities Municipal Government Act". Government of Prince Edward Island. January 6, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  6. "Municipal Affairs and Provincial Planning". Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  7. "Prince Edward Island Municipal Boundaries" (PDF). Prince Edward Island Communities, Land and Environment. January 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  8. "Rural Municipality of North Shore Council". Rural Municipality of North Shore, PEI. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
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