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Anne Fans Step Into Avonlea On Prince Edward Island

April 12, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Loyal fans of the red-headed Anne of Green Gables have circled 12 May on the calendar as the release date of the much-anticipated Netflix adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous story, with the series to be titled simply ‘Anne’.

With over 50 million copies of the book sold since 1908, devotees of Anne can’t get enough of the spirited red-head and its unique setting on Canada’s Prince Edward Island.

The tiniest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is a vital player in the storyline, every bit as important as Anne’s foster parents, Marilla and Matthew, and her special friends, Gilbert and Diana.

A trip to Prince Edward Island is something of a pilgrimage for Anne fans, as they step into the world that inspired Montgomery to pen this celebrated tale. Follow in her footsteps, discover Avonlea first hand, and find out just why Anne says, “Isn’t it wonderful that every day can be an adventure?”

  1. Visit Green Gables Heritage Place
    Walk through the rooms of the Victorian rooms that inspired the setting of Montgomery’s novel. Explore the ‘haunted woods’ and ‘Balsam Hollow’ described in the book and take a stroll through the barn, granary and woodshed, restored to the period of the 1800s.
  2. Step back in time at Avonlea Village
    Browse the shops just as Anne did in this real-life recreation of LM Montgomery’s fictional town in Cavendish. Now buzzing with artisan stores, cafes and restaurants, spend the day in Avonlea Village and pick up some souvenirs to take home.
  3. Get to know Lucy Maud
    Visit Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthplace where you’ll see a replica of the writer’s wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing some of her stories and poems.
  4. Sing along!
    When night falls, head into Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre of the Arts and grab your tickets to Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, the longest running musical in the world. This popular show has been running for 52 successive seasons and is set to continue well into the future.

Die-hard fans can make the most of a tailor-made Anne of Green Gables itinerary, outlining three full days of ‘Anne’ immersion!

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