Visitor Info

Getting to PEI
Getting here is half the fun!

When driving through New Brunswick to PEI , you will be crossing the Confederation Bridge. This bridge was completed in 1997 and is Canada’s longest bridge at 12.9Km long. It also holds the world record for the longest bridge over ice covered water (hopefully there won’t be any ice in the water for Marathon Weekend!). Your bridge toll is paid when you leave PEI.

When arriving via Nova Scotia, you will sail across the Northumberland Strait on board Northumberland Ferries Ltd. The ferry leaves from Caribou, Nova Scotia (3722 Highway 106, Nova Scotia) and arrives in Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island (23 Service Rd, Wood Islands). Ferry fees are paid when leaving PEI. 

Flights arrive and depart daily to and from Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax at the Charlottetown Airport. Check directly with airlines for more details.

Race Kit Pick-up is at the The Holman Grand Hotel (123 Grafton St, Charlottetown, PEI)

Below is a map to The Holman Grand Hotel from the Confederation Bridge:



Below is a map to The Holman Grand Hotel from the Northumberland Ferry Terminal in Wood Islands:


Prince Edward Island has proven to be a great place for a marathon. It’s a great place, period. A stunning little island cradled in the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence that combines historic charm with a modern sensibility. So if you’re planning to participate, you’re likely to enjoy your pre- and post-marathon time as much as the event itself. And if you’re traveling with friends or family who aren’t runners, not to worry. There is plenty for them to enjoy while you’re occupied with the marathon.

The Government of Prince Edward Island maintains a web site to assist visitors who plan to visit the Island. Tourism PEI is a great resource for anyone who is coming “from away” for the Prince Edward Island Marathon. The start of the Marathon is at the beautiful Brackley Beach Complex, Prince Edward Island National Park, which graces over 40 kilometres of the island’s north shore. Visit the Parks Canada website for more information about the park and its majestic landscape.

The City of Charlottetown Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island is Canada’s Birthplace. It was specifically here — at the Province House National Historic Site, the finish line for the Marathon — that the founding fathers gathered for the Charlottetown Conference. The discussions led to the union of all British North America into one country, which eventually became Canada. Prince Edward Island recently celebrated 150 years since the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown to commence these discussions.

Visit the official City of Charlottetown website, which is a key planning tool for anyone making a visit to the city. Catch a show, check the schedule at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

While in Charlottetown, you must visit Victoria row for dinner and/or entertainment, or any of several excellent dining options. Check out Discover Charlottetown website to plan your stay, find places to dine, visit, or stay.

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