Anne of Green Gables Itinerary
Spend three days in the land of Anne and immerse yourself in the magic of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Island. Check out our sample itinerary for all the best of Anne of Green Gables!
Day One: Cavendish – New London (Green Gables Shore)
- Start your day in picturesque Cavendish at the very setting of Anne’s story: Green Gables Heritage Place, located in Prince Edward Island National Park. Explore the preserved gabled house that inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery and stroll the grounds, including the Haunted Wood and Lovers Lane. Be sure to check out the gift shop!
- Visit the site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish home, where the author’s relatives still reside. Browse an impressive selection of books for sale and take a guided tour of the grounds.
- Spend the afternoon at Avonlea Village, a recreated rural community based on the village where Anne lived. Browse eclectic shops and indulge your senses at one of Avonlea’s delectable eateries. Enjoy a children's music show or an authentic PEI Kitchen Party featuring Mike and Leon. Step back in time in our 19th century school house, manse and church set among spectacular gardens.
- End your day in New London with a visit to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthplace. Here you can see a replica of the writer’s wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing some of her stories and poems.
Day Two: Park Corner – Borden-Carleton – Lower Bedeque – Bideford (Green Gables Shore/Red Sands Shore/North Cape Coastal Drive)
- Begin the day at the Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush. Peruse antiques from L.M. Montgomery’s time, enjoy a cup of tea, and shop for souvenirs at the Shining Waters Craft Shop & Tea Room.
- Don’t miss Matthew’s Carriage Ride around the Silver Bush property, past the Lake of Shining Waters.
- After lunch, head to Gateway Village in Borden-Carleton, where you can dress up as Anne herself for a replica photo at Cavendish Figurines.
- In Bideford, you can view the Bideford Parsonage Museum, where a 19-year-old Montgomery lived. Today it’s a museum with multiple themes: PEI’s shipbuilding past, the contributions of parsons and ministers to PEI, and of course, Lucy Maud herself.
- Finish your day with a visit to the Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse, where L.M. Montgomery taught.
Day Three: Charlottetown
- Search for the perfect Anne souvenir in Charlottetown’s many gift and craft shops (check for tags that confirm the product is officially authorized by the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority). The Anne of Green Gables Store is a must-see for any Anne fan!
- Treat yourself to a performance of Anne of Green Gables – The MusicalTM at The Confederation Centre of the Arts. This is Canada’s longest-running family musical and it delights audiences each year from June to September. Or head to The Guild to see Anne & Gilbert, The Musical, a celebration of Canada’s best-known love story.