As of our launch date for this website, Prince Edward Island, like the rest of the world, was grappling with Covid-19. Therefore, it may seem as there are not many accommodations or food providers available. The listed accommodations and food providers on the map are those who knew they would be open at the time and who wanted to support the Island Walk by paying a small listing fee. More will be added as businesses know more about their future. However, please be assured that most small villages and towns have food establishments open and you can find more accommodations on the Tourism PEI website.
How easy are the trails to follow?
You can follow the online map to stay on the route, follow our directional signs or download the PDF instructions here.
Charlottetown to Dunedin
Mostly a road walk with some great views of North River in Charlottetown and the Elliot River in Dunedin.
Dunedin to Victoria
Lots of walking on red dirt roads with a canopy of trees overhead. Two of the nicest quiet dirt roads on PEI - Rebokary Lane and Ferguson Rd.
Victoria to Borden-Carleton
Starts with dirt road walking and then some road walking with a great view of the Confederation bridge.
Borden-Carleton to Summerside
Walk by farms and fields and through small communities, including Central Bedeque. Busy road entrance to Summerside (8 km), then a peaceful walk on the Confederation Trail right through the city.
Summerside to Wellington
A quiet walk along the tree-lined Confederation Trail.
Wellington to McNeil Mills
Confederation Trail walking through small communities along the way.
McNeil's Mills to O’Leary
Confederation Trail walking through some small communities.
O’Leary to Miminegash
Starts on the Confederation Trail, then switches to dirt road walking and ends with a short walk along the shoulder of Rte 14 with coastal vistas.
Miminegash to Christopher Cross
Road walking with great views of the Northumberland Strait, Skinner's Pond, and lobster boats setting traps.
Christopher Cross to Anglo Tignish
A road walk past windmills, then spectacular views of Elephant Rock, Black Marsh, and North Cape lighthouse. Part of Black Marsh Nature Trail.
Anglo Tignish to Alberton
A peaceful road walk beside the Gulf, with great side trip possibilities out to Kildare Capes.
Alberton to Portage
Views of quiet bays and harbours at Cascumpec, then back on the Confederation Trail.
Portage to Northam
A Confederation Trail walk through Ellerslie and on to Northam.
Northam to Miscouche
First, a quiet walk along Country roads and fields, then a road walk along Grand River, followed by a red dirt road into Miscouche.
Miscouche to Kensington
A secluded walk along the Confederation Trail into Summerside, past city streets and bungalows beside the trail, then a rail trail walk past potato fields into Kensington.
Kensington to Bayview
A road walk with spectacular ocean views, fishing villages, and a National Park.
Bayview to Cymbria
A walk along a paved hiking trail, followed by a beach walk into North Rustico and a road walk to Cymbria.
Cymbria to Dalvay
A road walk in the Park, with great Gulf views. Lots of opportunities to beach walk.
Dalvay to Mt. Stewart
A road walk to the Confederation Trail, then trail walking through marshes.
Mt. Stewart to St. Peter’s
One of the most scenic sections of the Confederation Trail past bridges, fields and spectacular views of St. Peter's Bay where you can see two lovely white clapboard churches.
St. Peter’s to New Zealand
A peaceful walk through a forested section of the Confederation Trail.
New Zealand to Elmira
A walk on the Confederation Trail through a bird sanctuary and nature, including a spiritual spring next to the trail.
Elmira to Bothwell
Leave the Confederation Trail and road-walk past North Lake. Opportunities to beach walk all the way to East Point, then a road walk to Bothwell.
Bothwell to Souris
From Bothwell, a walk out to Basin Head beach, then along peaceful dirt roads, entering Souris from quiet side streets.
Souris to Howe Bay
A road walk, followed by beautiful vistas of Fortune River, then a road walk to Howe Bay blueberry fields.
Howe Bay to Cardigan
Quiet dirt roads.
Cardigan to Montague
A beautiful rail trail walk.
Montague to Gaspereaux
Mostly a road walk.
Gaspereaux to Murray River
Murray River to Surrey
Back on the Confederation Trail with a forested walk.
Surrey to Lake Verde
A walk along the rail trail, including a rebuilt section that doesn't follow the old rail trail route. There's a story here...
Lake Verde to Charlottetown
A walk along the last section of the Confederation Trail into the town of Stratford across Fullerton Marsh.