Every travel destination has a list of things you must do. In Prince Edward Island, you’ve got to get outside and enjoy our large wide-open spaces. We have outdoor activities to offer every visitor, regardless of the season. What are you waiting for? Hit the ground running, literally!
Hit the Trail or Greens
Biking in PEI
Enjoy some of Atlantic Canada’s best mountain bike trails at Brookvale Nordic Mountain Bike Park, Gairloch Road Trail, a 7km hilly loop trail, or Beck Trail near Murray River which consists of two loops totalling 10km. These public mountain bike venues offer a mix of single-track and double-track sections, suitable for both beginner and expert mountain bikers! Contact Cycling PEI for more mountain biking information.
Hiking in PEI
Ready to stretch your legs and hike those trails? Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park has 22 kms of multi-use trail waiting for you to explore. Head to the PEI National Park and hike through Robinsons Island, equipped with a lane for hikers and another for cyclists. If your plan is focused on the Confederation Trail, may we also recommend the North Cape Nature trail in Tignish for stunning cliff views showcasing the ocean below. Find an exciting Island Trail, or find solitude and "walk through history" by exploring some of the scenic heritage roads.
For hikers who have taken pilgrimages in other parts of the world, or dreamed of doing so, check out The Island Walk.
The Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale offers mountain biking and hiking trails from late spring until the cusp of winter.
International Appalachian Trail (IAT) in PEI
The Confederation Trail is the connector trail for North America's section of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT). The IAT is a hiking trail that runs from the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Mount Katahdin, Maine, into New Brunswick, parts of Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and then extends to the north-eastern most point of the Appalachian Mountains in Belle Isle, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Running in PEI
PEI’s clean, fresh air and gorgeous views make it a perfect destination to log a couple of kilometres on foot, whether you prefer road or trail running. The Confederation Trail is popular with runners. Check out the PEI Roadrunners Club website for race information, routes, and more.
Geocaching in PEI
There are more than 7,000 geocaches hidden in PEI including 1,800 on the Confederation Trail.
Golfing in PEI
Whether you’re a beginner, a regular player, or dreaming of turning professional, you’ll find the right course on Prince Edward Island! With over 400 fairways your next golf adventure is waiting for you somewhere on the Island. Be sure to check out our golf page to plan your golfing adventure, or leave the planning up to us - try out one of our many golf itineraries.
Prince Edward Island boosts the third-ranked disc golf course in the world at Hillcrest Farm Disc Golf. With a growing list of public and privately-owned courses, consider PEI a disc golf destination for recreational and tournament play.
Other Popular Outdoor Land Activities
Horseback Riding in PEI
Enjoy scenic views of Prince Edward Island by horse back! Take a trail ride through serene trails that take you through woodland or along the water. Visit Brudenell Riding Stables, Venture Stables, PPH Farms or Jasper Sunrise Wildwoods to book your trail ride today!
Camping in PEI
Camping is a fun and inexpensive vacation option and PEI is blessed with a wide selection of campgrounds. Near the beach, among the trees, tenting plots or full service sites; we have it all. The province has eight provincial campgrounds as well as National Park camping and a large choice of private sites.
Motorcycling in PEI
Planning a visit by motorcycle? Be sure to check out the website www.peibiker.ca/ for an up-to-date resource with printable pages. A brochure, Motorcycle Prince Edward Island, is also available at the Visitor Information Centres. If you have specific questions, email these touring enthusiasts at [email protected].
All Terrain Vehicles in PEI
The PEI ATV Federation is made up of five clubs on PEI. In order to ride the 450 km of trails with an ATV here you must have a current trail pass from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or PEI. Find out where to get a trail pass at Ride PEI.
Hunting in PEI
The migratory bird hunting season begins in PEI on the first Monday of October and lasts until the second Saturday of December (the exception is woodcock season, which runs from the last Monday in September to the second Saturday in December). Hunt for partridge or ruffled grouse. Snowshoe hare and coyote seasons run from early October until February.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale offers activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, including x-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and a tubing hill with rentals available.
Snowmobiling in PEI
Cruise 650km of groomed snowmobile trails! Check out the PEI Snowmobile Association website for more information.