Anne of Green Gables’ kindred spirit will melt your heart on Prince Edward Island.
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province and also one of the most beautiful. Upon arrival, the fresh sea air and red sandy beaches welcome you to this peaceful and laid back island. Every year tourists and fans flock to PEI from around the world in search of Anne of Green Gables – a fictional character from the children’s novel written by talented local author Lucy Maud Montgomery. This story of an imaginative red-haired and spunky orphan with braids searching for belonging after mistakenly being sent to live with older siblings has won hearts since it was first published in 1908. The charming stories of Anne have been translated into dozens of languages with over 50 million copies sold. Over three million people have been mesmerized by the musical based on the book, and there was a hugely popular mini-series in 1985 of the same name. This lead to the television series Road To Avonlea, one of Canada’s most-watched series of all time. When you visit PEI and follow in Anne’s footprints, you will see why her funky and optimistic spirit has forever immortalized her in hearts around the world.
INSIDER TIPAnne of Green Gables activities at Prince Edward Island are seasonal, and most of these attractions are open from May/June to September. Before you visit, catch up with all things “Anne” on Netflix–the first season of CBC’s brand new series is now streaming for a new generation of fans.
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Go Back in Time at Mrs. Lynde’s Dress Up Shoppe
Begin your exciting Anne-themed tour with a stroll through Avonlea Village in Cavendish. This fully recreated village is just like the one Anne grew up in. Pop in Mrs. Lynde’s Dress Up Shoppe to try on old-fashioned clothing to match those of 1908, when the novel was first published. Sit in a realistic carriage wearing your authentic dresses, hats, and blazers and smile for photos to laugh at later.