Submitted by Bryson Guptill, Island Walk Ambassador
After months of thinking, designing, and coordinating, directional signs for the Island Walk are now popping up all over the Island. The signs are being installed by highway crews from the PEI Department of Transportation and they conform all with all applicable signage laws and regulations.
In addition to the highway signs, signs are being installed on the Confederation Trail by crews employed by Tourism PEI. These signs are different from the highway signs (they are smaller), but most people won’t notice. They are pieces of art and Island Trails has been getting rave reviews for its work. More importantly, walkers are finding them informative and comforting. That’s the best news we can get – happy hikers not getting lost!
Social media has been posted, presentations have been made, and the magic begins – people are beginning to walk (and bike) on the Confederation Trail, on red dirt roads, on boardwalks, and along secondary roads all around PEI.
As this new group of visitors begins to arrive, Islanders will do what they do best – welcome walkers and bikers, and make them feel at home. And that’s really what this is all about. Connecting Islanders with new friends and helping them feel the special connection to place that we feel living here.
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey!