About the Island Walk
The Island Walk is a 700 km walking trail that loops around PEI. It takes approximately 32 days to complete if you walk 20-25 kilometres per day. However, not all walkers have to plan to walk 20-25 kms per day. There are many opportunities to complete the Island Walk in sections and spend more time exploring certain areas that appeal to you.
350 km OF HARD-PACKED ROLLED STONE DUST
175 km OF RED DIRT ROADS, PATHS, BOARDWALKS AND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ROUTES
175 km ON GRASSY SHOULDER OF QUIET SECONDARY ROADS
The trail will take you along the outer perimeter of the Island, with a mix of inland and coastal sections of the trail and will allow you to see both tips of the Island at North Cape and East Point. The trail intertwines through PEI’s two major cities, Charlottetown and Summerside, and also through many small communities throughout the Island. The trail describes a wide circle which allows walkers to end the walk where they started.
The Island Walk route takes you along the ocean, much of the Confederation Trail, red dirt roads, beaches and through quiet secondary roads throughout PEI. The Island Walk has the perfect landscape, both in terrain and scenery, for those who are looking for a long distance walking adventure. Because the walk is not technically difficult, it has options for everyone. Complete the entire Island Walk route or tackle it in sections. Visit our itineraries page for more information on the Island Walk and options for sections to complete.
How easy are the trails to follow?
You can follow the online map to stay on the route or follow our directional signs.