Equestrian access to Confederation Trail to continue

Effective Saturday, July 1, 2023, equestrians will once again have access to some rural portions of the Confederation Trail.

This year, access for equestrians will end on October 31, 2023, but this date may change based on fall trail conditions.

Equestrians are permitted to use the same areas of the Trail as last year.

Maps are available at: Equestrian Pilot Project.

Government recognizes that many people use the Confederation Trail and staff are working to balance the needs of trail users with the maintenance requirements of the Trail. Safety is key. Signage has been installed and guidelines set so all users of the trail are aware of what they should do if they encounter horse riders. 

There will be more consultation about Confederation Trail use to get feedback from Islanders, experts, and to better understand the trail maintenance implications of expanding access to the trail. This consultation will include trail users such as the PEI Trail Riders, Cycling PEI, Island Trails and other groups. 

Details of the engagement process will be announced later, and government will review the report at the end of 2023 to develop a long-term plan for access to the Confederation Trail. 

For trail maps, safety tips and more information on equestrian access, visit: Equestrian Pilot Project.

Media contact:
Katie Cudmore
Transportation and Infrastructure

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