Good Citizen Checklist

There are a number of things to keep in mind to safely enjoy our many Island trails and protect the environments and ecosystems in which they exist.

Below we have collected some helpful advice and recommended trail etiquette to help you make the most of your trail experience.
  • Travel with a companion when possible.
  • Use the trail during daylight hours only.
  • If possible, carry a cellphone.
  • Tell a friend or family member where you are going, or leave a note.
  • Carry a pen and paper for notes.
  • Don’t tell strangers your trail schedule.
  • Be observant; note strange or unusual events on the trail.
  • Report illegal use to Trail Watch, R.C.M.P. or Crime Stoppers.
  • Be familiar with the trail you use; note km markers and road crossings.
  • Participate in community events and get to know other trail users.
  • If you choose to walk / cycle alone, do so in urban areas.
  • Keep to the trail.
  • Respect private property.
  • Guard against risk of fire.
  • Pets must be under the control of their owners.
  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
  • Take home your litter, leave only your tracks.
  • Protect wildlife, flowering plants, shrubs and trees.
  • Use signal bell or horn when passing on a bicycle.
  • Make no unnecessary noise.
  • Obey signs and walk bikes across intersections.
  • Helmets are mandatory when cycling on PEI.