The Island Walk consists of the Confederation Trail, other maintained trails, as well as clay and paved roads. Much of the route is wheelchair accessible.
The Confederation trail makes up approximately 50% of the route, this rolled stone dust trail is wheelchair and sport stroller accessible and well maintained, with grades no greater than 2%. The accessibility of trails and clay roads can be affected by heavy rain, which can create muddy conditions in some areas. Here are a few beautiful Island Walk partial sections for wheelchairs and sport strollers.
Section 17: A partial walk from Cavendish to North Rustico, both of which have a number of places to stay and eat. It may be around 10-12kms.
Section 18: A partial walk from Brackley Beach to Dalvay.
Section 19: Not as many amenities but it’s definitely possible with some planning.
There is lots of Confederation Trail on the western side of the island too.
The Sign Locations, Distances & Surfaces page identifies the different surfaces. All the “trail” surfaces would be accessible to wheelchairs and sport strollers.
Please confirm directly with any accommodations or transportation providers to ensure they can accommodate your accessibility needs.
We recommend joining the Facebook group. This group is composed of many people who have done the Walk before and many who are planning to. There is lots of great information and it is a very helpful and friendly group where you can ask questions.
The Tourism PEI Visitor Information Centres are knowledgeable about wheelchair-accessible facilities across PEI, so these facilities should be accommodating for you as well. You can contact them with this information: email@example.com or 902-368-4444.