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Prince Edward Island's High Point

Prince Edward Island's High Point

Prince Edward Island\'s High Point

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada, North America

Lat/Lon: 46.33296°N / 63.41914°W

Object Title: Prince Edward Island's High Point

County: Queens

Activities: Hiking

Elevation: 466 ft / 142 m


Page By: MountainHikerCO

Created/Edited: Jun 28, 2007 / Aug 6, 2010

Object ID: 305974

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Prince Edward Island’s (PEI)highest point is unnamed and is between the towns of Springton & Glen Valley in Queens County. I am posting this for fellow SP members who also visit highpoints no matter the elevation and this one is Canada’s lowest provincial high point. Information on this “summit” whether on the world wide web or otherwise seems limited. Road maps & tourist guides published by the province don’t provide any information and only a few atlases feature this point on a map. So here’s details on finding PEI’s highest point

Getting There/Trail Route

Junction Road
Junction Road
Junction Road
Junction Road
Highly recommend as you cross the Confederation Bridge into PEI to pick up a map of the island at the visitor center. It’s very detailed and shows a lot of back roads. From the Confederation Bridge, stay on Highway One for about five miles then take 1A until you come to Route 225. Head east on east on 225 for 10-15 miles and in the Springton area Route 227 meets 225. This is a bit tricky here, there is an immediate left turn on a dirt road that heads WNW. This is Junction Road and that is the road you want; not the side road you see as you head east (that is east bound 227).
As you continue on Junction Road, there will be a C shaped curve in the road. This is a scenic tree lined country (red) dirt road and you will want to park at near the second opening (after the C curve) to a field. You will see woods to the right of the open field. As you’re walking along side the woods, there will be a faint path going into the woods which leads to a more distinct trail. There are other reports that the path going into the woods is marked with surveyor tape but we went in June when there was a lot of greenery & growth so we may have missed that one but we managed to find the path in the woods from the way we entered. However, if your walk alongside the woods starts going downhill - you know you gone too far.

Going along the path in the woods, there will be a tree on the right with pink surveyor tape wrapped on it. (see picture in gallery)This is about 100 ft or so from the field. Take an immediate turn to the right at this tree and follow the tapes and it will bring you to a mailbox post with a register inside. Could not find a benchmark there. The summit register was put there & maintained by a local highpoint club. They have their name & number on the first page and they've brought people there. The log has been there since 2000 and it appears not many people visit this actual spot. The last entry before mine was eight months ago (as of June 2007).

Nearby Outdoor Opportunities

PEI has no mountains to climb - just rolling hills - but still has opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Confederation Trail
Confederation Trail
Confederation Trail
Confederation Trail

Confederation Trail

Further up Junction Road from Glen Valley near the junction with Route 2, Route 227 crosses the Confederation Trail - PEI’s section of the TransCanada Trail. It’s a 170+ mile hiking/biking trail extending from Tignish on the western tip of the island to Elmira near the eastern tip with branches extending down to Borden-Carleton, Charlottetown, Montague, Georgetown & Souris. The Confederation Trail was once PEI’s railway system which was totally abandoned in the late 1980’s and has been converted to recreation trails. Being that it’s on a former railbed, it’s flat through most of the way and goes through a lot of towns on its route.

Prince Edward Island National Park

No matter where you are in PEI, you are always within 15 minutes of the ocean. To get to PEI NP from Glen Valley, go north on 264 then go east on Route 2. Make a left turn (north) onto Route 13 and in 16 miles, you’ll be at Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish. The park is 25 miles long yet only covers 12 square miles along PEI’s North Shore. There is sandstone shoreline along with sandy beaches - some beaches are red sand - and tall sand dunes. Also within the park is the fabled Green Gables of Anne of Green Gables fame (this year marks the 100th anniversary of the book).

Contact info:
Prince Edward Island National Park
2 Palmers Lane
Charlottetown, PE C1A 5V6
Email - pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca 

Red Tape

The summit is on private property but is open to visitors. Please respect the “leave only foot prints” rule.

Confederation Bridge

The eight mile+ bridge connects PEI in Borden-Carleton to New Brunswick & the rest of Canada. It’s free to cross into PEI but will cost you $42.50 (that's Canadian $)to cross back over. It’s only open to vehicles - pedestrians & bicyclists must catch a shuttle to cross.

External Links

Johnathon Esper's PEI Page Pictures taken when there was no foliage.


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