Islanders invited to celebrate on Confederation Trail

Published on August 10, 2017

Economic Development and Tourism Minister Heath MacDonald and Island Trails board member Barb Trainor are preparing for the Island-wide celebrations on Confederation Trail Aug. 26.

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Prince Edward Island’s tip-to-tip celebrations on the Confederation Trail will be part of more than 200 nationwide events to celebrate Canada’s Great Trail and the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Celebrations will happen Aug. 26 on Confederation Trail across the Island from Tignish to Souris (for a complete list visit

“The Confederation Trail provides wonderful recreational opportunities for Prince Edward Island, and Aug. 26 will be the largest trail celebration we’ve ever had,” said Barb Trainor, Island Trails board member, the group facilitating the celebrations. “From tip-to-tip, family oriented events will be held in 15 communities located along the Confederation Trail.”

The Confederation Trail is part of the Great Trail, a network of more than 24,000 kilometres of trail across Canada.

Operated and maintained by the P.E.I. government, the 435-kilometre Confederation Trail is the historic remains of the Great Canadian Railway from 1989.