Confederation Bridge
Confederation Bridge
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Extending more than 7.5 miles between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, this is the longest bridge in the world that spans over ice-covered waters.
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  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida15,342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About the Confederation Bridge
    The longest bridge we have traveled, until now, was on the 7-mile Marathon Bridge going to Key West. The Confederation Bridge is 9 miles. There are more differences with both bridges. Only when you are leaving PEI a payment of C$50.25 is due. Going over to PEI is free! A credit card will do the trick. The Marathon bridge is always free—although the hotel costs in Key West will eat your savings. Unless you are riding high, you view of the Northumberland Strait (PEI) are limited. The cement railings to protect you are quite high. There is limited space to the side also. Most people strictly follow the speed limit—about 30mph or so. The sides of the Marathon bridge are lower. Scenic views of the blue Gulf, Atlantic and Pigeon Island are prevalent. Most people speed over the Marathon Bridge. There is more space to the side too. The Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge in Canada stretching the Trans-Canada Highway—7,476 miles in length. The bridge was finished in 1997 at the cost of over a billion Canadian dollars (C$1.3 billion to be exact). Up until 1997, a ferry service ran across the strait. It took well over an hour with several ships in operation. The 7 Mile bridge is the longest bridge in the USA which connects the 2,369 miles Highway #1. The “Overseas Highway” was originally built in 1901 and fell apart during the 1935 Hurricane. The recent bridge was completed in 1982 at the cost of $45 million. It was featured in the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “True Lies.” The Confederation Bridge is actually higher in places at 150 feet. Both bridges we enjoyed traveling over. Whole lot faster than taking a ferry! We also enjoyed taking the short detour north of Confederation Bridge to Marine Rail Park. There is an exit to the right that will get you to this park. Superb pictures can be taken at this juncture. Even in the fog, a pic of Confederation Bridge can be quite telling. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore1,205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So Exciting!!
    We were excited to cross the curved 12.9KM Confederation Bridge. The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient. As we looked through the front windscreen of our coach, we could see the up and down incline which made the ride so exciting.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Jamie H-D
    Poole, United Kingdom1,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a bridge…
    What a marvel this is, when you are on the ground you get amazing views of the bridge, when you are on the bridge you get amazing views of the surrounding land and ocean. This is a single lane bridge with very few vehicles, the ones that are on the bridge appear to be enjoying the view / experience as there wasn’t any speeding or pushing. There is no charge for entering P.E.I via the bridge but the toll applies to leave P.E.I (you pay on the P.E.I side), the lady at the toll booth was very friendly, the experience was worth the price.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Longest bridge in Canada
    We had two visits to Charlottetown on a back to back cruise of eastern Canada. So we sailed under the Confederation Bridge in daylight, as well as after dark. We also did a bus tour from Charlottetown to the Marine Rail Park at Borden-Carleton, which is adjacent to the Prince Edward Island end of the Confederation Bridge. From here we got a different view of the bridge, which is nearly 13 kilometres long and the longest bridge in Canada. An impressive engineering feat.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey659 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was quite the experience to drive over this huge bridge!
    I was excited to drive over the Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. A toll of over fifty Canadian dollars ($50.00 Canadian) had to be paid only when a person exited Prince Edward Island; these toll workers had credit card machines for credit card payments. The views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence were incredible, and it probably took about fifteen (15! minutes of a drive to go from end to end of this bridge. The speed limit was eighty kilometers per hour (80 K.P.H.). I got stuck behind a truck when I exited Prince Edward Island, and there was only a single lane going in each direction. This bridge can be closed down due to inclement weather, so it is smart to check ahead before an individual plans to travel over this bridge.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 22, 2023
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fauxpaw2
Lethbridge, Canada146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had come to PEI on the ferry. When leaving by the bridge we paid $50.25. Quite an engineering marvel. We had to contend with some bridge maintenance but it didn't slow us up too much. I enjoyed the experience.
Written June 18, 2024
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Peter Y
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had been to Prince Edward Island before, but this was our first time taking the bridge. If you’re in a vehicle that’s high enough off the ground, you can take in some great views.
Written May 29, 2024
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD2,515 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Prior to this bridge being built in the 1990s, you could only take a ferry back and forth to leave PEI. My husband and I drove on here at the end of April. Not great views and not the prettiest bridge, but it got us across. Upon leaving PEI, you need to pay a $50 bridge toll as a punishment for leaving.
Written May 1, 2024
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TennisStar602
New Jersey659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was excited to drive over the Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. A toll of over fifty Canadian dollars ($50.00 Canadian) had to be paid only when a person exited Prince Edward Island; these toll workers had credit card machines for credit card payments. The views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence were incredible, and it probably took about fifteen (15! minutes of a drive to go from end to end of this bridge. The speed limit was eighty kilometers per hour (80 K.P.H.). I got stuck behind a truck when I exited Prince Edward Island, and there was only a single lane going in each direction. This bridge can be closed down due to inclement weather, so it is smart to check ahead before an individual plans to travel over this bridge.
Written November 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had two visits to Charlottetown on a back to back cruise of eastern Canada. So we sailed under the Confederation Bridge in daylight, as well as after dark. We also did a bus tour from Charlottetown to the Marine Rail Park at Borden-Carleton, which is adjacent to the Prince Edward Island end of the Confederation Bridge. From here we got a different view of the bridge, which is nearly 13 kilometres long and the longest bridge in Canada. An impressive engineering feat.
Written October 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Foodange
Manchester, UK3,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Yes it’s impressive and well-advertised but if it really is such a feat of engineering, very surprised that there’s no visitor center or viewing area at either end of the bridge which welcomes visitors so dramatically to Prince Edward Island.
Concrete barriers mean you can’t see anything, even from a high 4x4.
Drove over from New Brunswick and swam back so glad we didn’t have to pay.
$50 would have been ridiculous!
Written October 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jamie H-D
Poole, UK1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a marvel this is, when you are on the ground you get amazing views of the bridge, when you are on the bridge you get amazing views of the surrounding land and ocean.
This is a single lane bridge with very few vehicles, the ones that are on the bridge appear to be enjoying the view / experience as there wasn’t any speeding or pushing. There is no charge for entering P.E.I via the bridge but the toll applies to leave P.E.I (you pay on the P.E.I side), the lady at the toll booth was very friendly, the experience was worth the price.
Written October 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Douglas M
Mount Vernon, ME618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An amazing bridge that makes it so much faster to get to PEI than the ferry. At the information center, immediately over the bridge on PEI, are TV’s playing the 4 year construction of the bridge.
Written October 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were excited to cross the curved 12.9KM Confederation Bridge.

The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, making travel throughout the Maritimes easy and convenient.

As we looked through the front windscreen of our coach, we could see the up and down incline which made the ride so exciting.
Written September 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL15,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The longest bridge we have traveled, until now, was on the 7-mile Marathon Bridge going to Key West. The Confederation Bridge is 9 miles. There are more differences with both bridges.

Only when you are leaving PEI a payment of C$50.25 is due. Going over to PEI is free! A credit card will do the trick. The Marathon bridge is always free—although the hotel costs in Key West will eat your savings.

Unless you are riding high, you view of the Northumberland Strait (PEI) are limited. The cement railings to protect you are quite high. There is limited space to the side also. Most people strictly follow the speed limit—about 30mph or so.

The sides of the Marathon bridge are lower. Scenic views of the blue Gulf, Atlantic and Pigeon Island are prevalent. Most people speed over the Marathon Bridge. There is more space to the side too.

The Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge in Canada stretching the Trans-Canada Highway—7,476 miles in length. The bridge was finished in 1997 at the cost of over a billion Canadian dollars (C$1.3 billion to be exact). Up until 1997, a ferry service ran across the strait. It took well over an hour with several ships in operation.

The 7 Mile bridge is the longest bridge in the USA which connects the 2,369 miles Highway #1. The “Overseas Highway” was originally built in 1901 and fell apart during the 1935 Hurricane. The recent bridge was completed in 1982 at the cost of $45 million. It was featured in the movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “True Lies.”

The Confederation Bridge is actually higher in places at 150 feet.

Both bridges we enjoyed traveling over. Whole lot faster than taking a ferry! We also enjoyed taking the short detour north of Confederation Bridge to Marine Rail Park. There is an exit to the right that will get you to this park. Superb pictures can be taken at this juncture. Even in the fog, a pic of Confederation Bridge can be quite telling.

If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please click “Thumbs-up” to let me know.
Written August 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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