The Confederation Trail is Prince Edward Island's tip-to-tip trail. It was developed on abandoned railway lines and passes by wetlands and hardwood groves, through quaint villages and along sparkling rivers.
Prince Edward Island became the first province in Canada to complete its section of the Trans Canada Trail. Since then Island communities have been working to complete various sections across the province.
Cycling Guide to PEI
The Confederation Trail Cycling Guide will help you plan your cycling vacation on the Confederation Trail. The guide includes accommodations which are part of the Cyclists Welcome Program. Paritipcants of this program take the needs of cyclists into consideration and make their properties welcoming and easy for cyclists.
Browse the Cycling Guide below or order one by mail as part of your Vacation Planning Package.
The first long section of trail completed runs between Tignish and Kensington. This 125-km stretch takes you from a beautifully restored stone railway station in Kensington to the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside and onward to Wellington and the heart of PEI's Acadian community. From there the off-road route travels through farmlands and forests, and allows you to experience the warmth and history of communities such as Tyne Valley, O'Leary and Tignish.
Although activity on the Confederation Trail is limited to walkers and hikers, wheelchairs, cyclists and runners in the summertime, and snowmobiles in the winter, there are now two parallel equestrian trails in the western end of the Island. The Summerside to Travellers Rest section is 4.2 km, while the O'Leary to Coleman run is 5.1 km.
Read about Zack’s Tip-To-Tip Tour Experience. Zachary, at the age of nine, and his 78 year-old grandmother Phyllis, cycled the 273 km trail and created memories to last a lifetime.