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A 435-mile Walking Route in Canada   Canada

Started May-12 by Shrinking Shorty (TOILETHEA1); 216 views.

A 435-mile Walking Route Opened in Canada — and It Comes With Spectacular Views, Seafood Stops, and Charming Small Towns

Avid hikers have another reason to visit Canada's eastern coast in 2022. Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), affectionately known as "Canada's Food Island," is inviting travelers to circumnavigate its idyllic shoreline by foot on The Island Walk. The 435-mile trail, which opened in 2021, loops around the perimeter of the country's smallest province — and with plenty of stops at sandy beaches, scenic viewpoints, and charming small towns, it has something for everyone.

Suited for both seasoned hikers and casual walkers of all ages, The Island Walk features a mix of coastal sections, much of the historic Confederation Trail, red dirt roads, and peaceful streets. With grades no steeper than 2%, the entire loop takes about 32 days to complete (when walking 12 to 15 miles per day), but travelers can start or stop anywhere along the way. And with P.E.I. being famous for its freshly shucked oysters, lobster rolls, and historic haunts (including the fictional home of Anne of Green Gables), there are plenty of detours to make en route.

As more people look to connect with nature and embrace slow travel, the new trail — inspired by other walking pilgrimages around the world — has opened at a good time.

"Just like the Camino de Santiago, The Island Walk will give you the time to slow down and be present in your thoughts and daily journey, while experiencing the simple beauty of the island around you," said Island Walk creator Bryson Guptill in a press release.

With international travelers in mind, the trail conveniently passes through P.E.I.'s two major cities — Charlottetown (where you'll find the international airport) and Summerside, as well as many charming small communities. And along the way, several partnering inns and hotels (marked on the trail's map) assist with transportation to the nearest trail entrance or transferring luggage when changing accommodations.

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From: Bozzdivine


I'm new here and I've gotta point out that this Island Walk in P.E.I sounds like a dream come true for hikers and foodies alike. 435 miles of coastline, charming towns, and delectable seafood? Yes, please! I like how it's a blend of different terrains too, from coastal sections to peaceful streets. The connection to nature and the slow travel aspect resonates with me. It seems like a great way to unwind and just be present in the moment. Also, who wouldn't love the convenience of those partnered inns and hotels along the way? Thanks for sharing, it's definitely on my must-visit list now!

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