Rural Municipality of Miscouche, Prince Edward Island

History & General Information

Miscouche (2016 population 932) is a Canadian rural community in Prince County, Prince Edward Island

Miscouche is located 10 kilometres west of the city of Summerside. Its name is derived from the Mi'kmaq term for "little grassy island".

Miscouche is east to the Evangeline Region, the province's largest francophone area comprising numerous Acadian settlements; 15% of Miscouche's population is considered francophone. Miscouche also serves as a service centre for some nearby rural communities, including Belmont, Central Lot 16, Southwest Lot 16 and St. Nicholas.

The Second Acadian National Convention was held in Miscouche in 1884, and was attended by approximately 5,000 Acadian delegates from across the Maritimes.

The convention saw the adoption of nearly all Acadian national symbols, including the Acadian flag. Because Miscouche hosted this historic convention, it was decided in 1964 that the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island be constructed next to the church. The Museum has been housed in a much larger facility since 1991 (still located on the same location as the former museum) and since 1996 it has served as one of the seven sites of Museum & Heritage Prince Edward Island, a division of the provincial Department of Community, Cultural Affairs and Labour.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest wooden churches in Prince Edward Island. It features a historic Casavant organ. Extensive renovations were completed in recent years to restore much of the previous grandeur of the building.

Council & Community Staff

Albert GallantMayor
Allan ParksDeputy Mayor
Pat MacLellanCouncilor
Joan ArsenaultCouncilor
Jacqueline LeckyCouncilor
Ivan BlanchardCouncilor
John SearleCouncilor
Michelle PerryCAO
Jason WoodburyFire Chief
Paul PerryDeputy Chief
Monty MacAuslandMaintenance
Council Meets the second Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office Council will be starting their monthly meeting again on June 9th 2020 public is welcome. Please call ahead if you want to attend the meeting so we can make sure that we have enough space due to social distancing. We want to keep our residents safe.

Club & Social

  • Skate Park
  • Seniors Club
  • AA group Mondays at 7:00 pm
  • Fire Department Monthly meeting 1st Monday of the Month
  • Bingo every Sunday Night at 6:45 pm Rec Center 31 School St Miscouche PE



Public Meeting November 9th, 2020 at 6:30 pm Bylaw 1st Reading: Access to Information, Records Retention and Open Fire Bylaws.

Monthly Meeting November 10th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Monthly Meeting December 8th, 2020 at 7:00 pm CANCELLED DUE TO RECENT PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Monthly Meeting January 12th, 2021

Monthly Meeting February 9th, 2021

Proposed Budget Meeting February 22 2021 at 6:00pm  Storm Date February 23 2021

Monthly Meeting March 9th, 2021

Contact Us


Rural Municipality of Miscouche

Municipal Office
15 Main Dr E,
Miscouche PE

Office Hours

Mon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tues 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thurs 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fri          1:00 pm -5:00 pm

Phone: 902-436-4962
Fax: 902-436-4962