Anne of Green Gables
When the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908, most people could only dream of visiting its magical setting. As the book became popular around the world, it's likely that many readers had no idea where Prince Edward Island was. They may have even wondered, "Is it a real place?" Today, millions of the book's fans have made the trip to PEI and discovered the land that captivated Anne in Lucy Maud Montgomery's stories. And for those who just can't get enough of their favourite red-headed girl, or the woman who created her, there are Anne-related attractions all over the Island.
Anne seems to get more popular every year and with the announcement of the Netflix series Anne With an E in 2017, more fans flocked to the Island to get a taste of Green Gables. The Netflix series interpretation was created by a team of female powerhouses, a fact that Anne herself would love. Dreaming of the Lake of Shining Waters, running down a red clay road or walking through the Haunted Wood and Lover’s Lane? Although fictional, Anne of Green Gables is very real in the hearts and minds of Islanders and fans alike.
We have attractions across the Island dedicated to our beloved Anne and her author. In Charlottetown, see Anne of Green Gables – The Musical ™ at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (now performing every second year and returning in 2024) or Anne & Gilbert: The Musical at Florence Simmons Performance Hall. In Cavendish, drop into Green Gables Heritage Place and Montgomery Park, visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum in Park Corner, then hop over to Lower Bedeque and see the school where author, LM Montgomery taught. You can almost picture Anne hitting Gilbert over the head with a chalkboard! Feel the influence this Island had on Lucy Maud Montgomery and understand why Anne was so enchanted by life here. Braid your pigtails and come explore Anne’s land!