We’re willing to bet that one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of PEI is Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved character, Anne of Green Gables. She has captured the hearts of readers worldwide, and her red braids and straw hat are an iconic PEI symbol. If you want to immerse yourself in the magical world of Anne, here’s our list of her must-see spots in the province.
Anne of Green Gables – The Musical
Head to the Confederation Centre of the Arts for the stage production of the famous book. You’ll laugh, cry, and completely fall in love with the show, which has been running for 53 seasons straight.
145 Richmond St, Charlottetown, Canada, +1 800 565 0278
Kensington Train Station
Fans of the Anne of Green Gables movie will love a visit to the Kensington Train Station, which is the station featured in the film. Take some photos and then explore the sweet little community of Kensington.
Step back in time with a trip to Avonlea Village. Named after the fictitious town in which Anne lived, Avonlea features replicas of many of the book’s houses and shops. It also holds the original schoolhouse in which Lucy Maud Montgomery taught, the Minister’s residence, and the 1872 Historic Long River Church. It goes without saying that Avonlea Village is very touristy, and you might find more shops and restaurants than anything, but it’s still a worthwhile spot to check out!
8779 PE-6, Cavendish, Canada, +1 902 963 3050
The Anne of Green Gables Museum
Open May through October, the Anne of Green Gables Museum celebrates the life and work of author Lucy Maud Montgomery. You’ll get to see many of her belongings as well as pieces and places she wrote about, like the Lake of Shining Waters and Anne’s Enchanted Bookcase. They also offer tours, carriage rides, and exhibits.
4542 Route 20, Kensington, Canada, +1 902 886 2884
Green Gables Heritage Place
To really immerse yourself in the world of Anne of Green Gables, you need to make a trip to Green Gables Heritage Place. Here, you’ll discover the original green-gabled farmhouse, which has been carefully restored and opened to the public.
8619 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, Canada, +1 902 963 7874
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthplace
Visit the author’s birthplace overlooking New London Harbour, which today holds a number of her personal items including her wedding dress, scrapbooks, and poems.
6461 PE-20, Kensington, Canada, +1 902 886 2099