About PEI and The Island Walk Route
The Island Walk trail was designed to loop clockwise around PEI. Walkers can start the trail in one place and end at the same destination.
Prince Edward Island is approximately 225 kms in length and less than 50 kilometres wide. The Island Walk trail takes walkers up one side of PEI and down the other.
Much of the Island Walk (350 km) is on the Confederation Trail which is relatively flat terrain and excellent for walking. The Island Walk route intersects with secluded dirt roads and offers canopies of trees along the trail offering shade in the summer and breathtaking foliage in the fall. Parts of the trail are also along PEI’s stunning shoreline.
Directions and Signage
PEI has stringent sign laws and tries to avoid a proliferation of signs; therefore, signs for the Island Walk may be spread out as much as 5km apart. If you don’t see a sign, it is most likely because you are to continue your journey on the road or trail you are walking on. Let us know if you think a sign is missing as theft or vandalism can occur.
A sign at every turn and approximately every 5km. Designed to be walked clockwise. We recommend also using GPS.
The Island Walk is being presented to you in a clockwise direction because that is the direction the original hikers took when creating it. You may choose to walk it in the opposite direction, but there will not be any signs to guide you along the way.
Directions on the Island Walk are easy to follow as you’re never far from the official route! There is clear signage along the Island Walk trail facing a clockwise direction and the official map is available online. Check out the full Island Walk trail map here.