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June 19, 2014
For immediate release
2014 promises to be a big year on the Confederation Trail
Tourism and Culture
Dozens of events and activities planned for the Confederation Trail this summer will help Islanders and visitors enjoy the beauty of the outdoors on Prince Edward Island and be more active, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.
“The Confederation Trail is the Island’s premiere venue for cycling, walking and running, and this summer it will be busier than ever with activities from one end of the Island to the other,” said Minister Henderson. “It has become an important part of the Island’s tourism industry as thousands of people visit the Island every year to experience the Trail and other local natural offerings. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to explore our province on the Confederation Trail this summer.”
New to the Confederation Trail this year is an exciting project called “Uncover the Island” which is organized by Island Trails and supported by the PEI 2014 Fund. Starting June 21, and for each of the following 14 Saturdays, a section of either the Confederation Trail or a local nature trail will be explored by bicycle or on foot. By the time “Uncover the Island” wraps up, the event will have covered the Confederation Trail from North Cape to East Point as well as four local nature trails.
There will be weekly trail walking and cycling events for all skill levels.
“These events will undoubtedly help expand the growing popularity of the Confederation Trail among residents and visitors alike which is very exciting,” said Island Trails President Cathy Schaap. “None of this would be possible without the financial support of government and private sector donors like the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, not to mention all of the hard work from construction, maintenance and management professionals and countless volunteers. It is truly a team effort that makes the Confederation Trail such a fantastic venue.”
For more information about events on the Confederation Trail this summer, visit Island Trails at www.islandtrails.ca or Cycling PEI at www.cpei.ca. And for information on the trail itself including distance charts, maps and points of interest, visit www.tourismpei.com/pei-confederation-trail.
The 2014 editions of the Cycling Guide and the Confederation Trail Map are also now available at all Visitor Information Centres and at select locations across the province as well as online at www.tourismpei.com.