Prince Edward Island Route 1

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Route 1
Highway of Heroes[1]
Route information
Length: 119.8 km[2] (74.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end: To Route 16 (TCH) at the Confederation Bridge
East end: To Hwy 106 (TCH) at the Wood Islands ferry dock
Counties: Prince, Queens
Highway system

Provincial highways in Prince Edward Island

Route 358 Route 1A

Route 1 is a 120-kilometre (75 mi) long provincial highway that serves as the Prince Edward Island section of the Trans-Canada Highway, linking Victoria, British Columbia to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Route 1 traverses the southern shores of Prince Edward Island, from the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, to the Wood Islands ferry dock, operated by Northumberland Ferries Limited.

Route 1 traverses the southern shore of Prince Edward Island and is an uncontrolled access 2-lane highway with a maximum speed limit of 90 km/h (55 mph).

Route description[edit]

Route 1 at the Hillsborough River Bridge

Route 1 serves several towns and communities along the southern shore of Prince Edward Island, as well as cutting through the provincial capital, Charlottetown. The route begins at the northern end of the Confederation Bridge, which crosses the Northumberland Strait to New Brunswick, where the highway becomes New Brunswick Route 16. Travelling eastward, a spur route, Route 1A, branches north towards Summerside. The highway continues meandering east through the communities of Crapaud, Bonshaw, Clyde River and Cornwall before crossing the waterway dividing the North / Yorke River and Graham Rogers Lake into Charlottetown.[2]

Within Charlottetown, Route 1 jogs north along Upton Road then east onto the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway and wraps around the city centre before turning and crossing the Hillsborough River on the Hillsborough River Bridge into Stratford. From there the route travels south near the shore of the Northumberland Strait to Woods Islands. Vehicles can continue to Nova Scotia Highway 106 via the Northumberland Ferry.[2]


On May 17, 2010, construction began on upgrades to the Charlottetown Perimeter Highway.[3] This work was completed later that year on October 15.[4] Route 1 was then transferred from its old routing along University Avenue and Grafton Street onto the new highway.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Prince Borden-Carleton 0.0 0.0 To Route 16 (TCH) (Confederation Bridge)
Borden Avenue (west) / Shore Road (east)
Western terminus, TCH continues across the bridge to New Brunswick
Albany Corner 6.0 3.7 Route 1A – Middleton, Ross Corner
Queens Crapaud 17.3 10.7 Route 13 – Cavendish
Hampton 22.1 13.7 Route 116 (Shore Road / Sandy Point Road) – Victoria, South Melville
DeSable 26.1 16.2 Route 19 (Canoe Cove Road) / Route 246 (South Melville Road) – Meadowbank, Stanchel
Clyde River 40.8 25.4 Route 247 (Bannockburn Road) – Dunedin, Kingston
Cornwall 43.8 27.2 Route 19 (Meadowbank Road)
43.9 27.3 Route 248 (Ferry Road)
47.5 29.5 Route 248 (York Point Road) to Route 235 (Kingston Road)
Charlottetown 52.4 32.6 Route 2 (All Weather Highway) Beginning of Route 2 concurrency
54.1 33.6 Route 15 (Brackley Point Road) Service to Charlottetown Airport
55.6 34.5 Route 2 (Saint Peters Road) End of Route 2 concurrency
Bunbury 61.5 38.2 Route 21 (Banbury Road)
Stratford 63.8 39.6 Route 26 (Georgetown Road) – Teahill, Pownall
Mt Albion 72.1 44.8 Route 5 (48 Road)
Mt Mellick 77.1 47.9 Route 3 (Georgetown Road) – Georgetown
Wood Islands 118.5 73.6 Route 4 (Shore Road) – Dingwells Mills
119.7 74.4 To Hwy 106 (TCH) Eastern terminus, Northumberland Ferries Limited ferry to Nova Scotia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Spur route[edit]

Route 1A
Location: Albany CornerTravelers Rest
Length: 20.3 km[5] (12.6 mi)

Prince Edward Island Route 1A is a 20.3-kilometre (12.6 mi) long spur route from Route 1 in Albany Corner, north to a roundabout at Route 2 in Travelers Rest.


Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ Poirier, Brett (30 June 2014). The Guardian Retrieved 20 July 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Google (December 19, 2013). "PEI Route 1 - Length and route" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
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  5. ^ Google (December 19, 2010). "PEI Route 1A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
Preceded by
NB Route 16
Trans-Canada Highway
Route 1
Succeeded by
NS Highway 106