The Confederation Trail - Prince Edward Island's tip-to-tip trail - was developed on abandoned railway lines and takes you into wetlands and hardwood groves, through quaint villages and along sparkling rivers.
In August, 2000, Prince Edward Island became the first province in Canada to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail. Since then Island communities have been working to complete various sections across the province.
- Eastern Prince Edward Island
- Central Prince Edward Island
- Western Prince Edward Island
- Distance Charts
- Trail Signage
The Confederation Trail
Cycling Guide to PEI
The Confederation Trail Cycling Guide will help you plan your cycling vacation on the Confederation Trail. Included in the guide are accommodations which participate in the "Cyclists Welcome Program", which take the needs of cyclists into consideration and make their properties welcoming and easy for cyclists. Browse through the different parts of the guide below, or order one by mail.
We have also planned out five exciting Prince Edward Island cycling itineraries for you to enjoy.
The first long section of trail completed runs between Tignish and Kensington. This 125-km stretch takes you from a beautifully restored stone railway station in Kensington to the Jubilee Theatre in Summerside and onward to, Wellington and the heart of PEI's Acadian community. From there the off-road route travels through farmlands and forests, and allows you to experience the warmth and history of communities such as Tyne Valley, O'Leary and Tignish.
Although activity on the Confederation Trail is limited to walkers and hikers, wheelchairs, cyclists and runners in the summertime, and snowmobiles in the winter, there are now two parallel equestrian trails in the western end of the Island. The Summerside to Travellers Rest section is 4.2 km, while the O'Leary to Coleman run is 5.1 km.
Read all about Zack’s Tip-To-Tip Tour Experience. Zachary, at the age of nine, and his 78 year-old grandmother Phyllis, cycled the 273km trail and created memories to last a lifetime.
- Central Prince Edward Island+
- Confederation Trail Distance Charts+
- Confederation Trail History+
- Confederation Trail Map
- Confederation Trail Tour
- Eastern Prince Edward Island+
- Trail Signage
- Western Prince Edward Island+