Confederation Bridge
Confederation Bridge
4.5
About
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.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Confederation Bridge and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Attractions
3 within 6 miles
See what travelers are saying
  • Jodi M
    Lethbridge, Canada300 contributions
    Traveling to PEI - stop at Cape Jourimain
    A fun and easy way to get to PEI. I thought it would be scary to cross but I felt safe the entire time. The ride wasn’t that long. They play to tourist with stores right at the end of the bridge. If going to PEI, it is free to use the bridge. I would highly recommend a stop at Cape Jourimain right before the bridge.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2022
  • solostar25
    Calgary, Canada388 contributions
    Cool Long Bridge
    Never been on a bridge like this. It was pretty cool driving across so much water. I would certainly suggest you stay a night or two in PEI if you go because it's a pretty hefty toll just to drive across and come back. Cost us $50.25 to do so last summer but at least we had a couple of nights in PEI
    Visited July 2022
    Written January 31, 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,512 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore689 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Jamie H-D
    Poole, United Kingdom687 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom2,784 contributions
    It's a Bridge ...
    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!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,826 contributions
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 27, 2023
  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey612 contributions
    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
    Traveled solo
    Written November 22, 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
367 reviews
Excellent
205
Very good
114
Average
41
Poor
5
Terrible
2

Tab W
Cincinnati, OH705 contributions
Sep 2019
To get to Prince Edward Island, you can drive across the Confederation Bridge. It's the longest bridge over waters that freeze. It takes about 10 minutes to drive across and comes with a hefty toll, but you don't pay this until you're leaving. It was $47.50 CAD, but without the bridge, you'd be looking at having to fly or ferry onto the island.
Written February 25, 2020
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.

TennisStar602
New Jersey612 contributions
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.

AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,056 contributions
Aug 2021
The Prince Edward Island has one toll bridge: The Confederation Bridge, also known as “Fixed Link” and built in October 1993. This toll bridge spans the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. The curved 12.9 kilometres (8 miles) long bridge links Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick. It took me about 10 minutes to cross and costs a toll of about $ 50 depending on your vehicle. You need a PEI Pass to enter PEI without the threat of self isolation. Couldn't see the water as my vehicle was low, but still a sight to see.
Written August 19, 2021
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.

Peter_01039
Western Massachusetts602 contributions
Sep 2022
This bridge is an engineering marvel and a work of art. I was nonetheless quite surprised that it only consists of two travel lanes. The toll for what is presumably a round trip is collected when going from Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick. Be sure to use a credit card to pay your toll. I paid the toll using U.S. currency. The conversion rate at the time was $1.00 US = $1.35 CA, but I was charged $46.00 US, a discount of only 10%.
Written September 30, 2022
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.

Michele M
21 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a very cool bridge to go over knowing how long it is. It's too bad that you can't see the water too easily, but of course, understandable with safety in mind. If anything, I would say that the almost $50 is a bit much to enter PEI (or more accurately, leave PEI).
Written October 24, 2021
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, FL14,512 contributions
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.

solostar25
Calgary, Canada388 contributions
Jul 2022
Never been on a bridge like this. It was pretty cool driving across so much water. I would certainly suggest you stay a night or two in PEI if you go because it's a pretty hefty toll just to drive across and come back. Cost us $50.25 to do so last summer but at least we had a couple of nights in PEI
Written January 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.

roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,826 contributions
Sep 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, UK2,784 contributions
Sep 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.

RC30319
Atlanta, GA1,409 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a bridge. Yes it's a big bridge and quite long, but at the end of the day, it's a bridge. Kinda neat to see and/or drive over with a little tourist area on the Island next door and a small park where you can take some pictures, but it takes only about 5 minutes to say, yep it's a big bridge. Worth a quick stop if in the area, but wouldn't go out of my to just to see it.
Written November 5, 2022
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.

Showing results 1-10 of 331
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Confederation Bridge - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Confederation Bridge




Confederation Bridge Information

Excellent Reviews

205

Very Good Reviews

114

Confederation Bridge Photos

292