Everything Anne

PEI National ParkAnne of Green Gables House – PEI National Park

– Just a short drive or 15 minute walk from Cavendish Bosom Buddies Cottages

Located in the cultural landscape of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables is the original site that inspired the famous author to write the novel Anne of Green Gables. Acquired in 1937, Parks Canada’s mandate ensures that this magical place be commemorated and maintained. L.M. Montgomery’s great imagination flourished here during childhood visits to her relatives’ homestead. The original house, trails, farmyard, award-winning films, displays, gift shop, tea room and animated bilingual interpretive events all add to the enjoyment of this inspirational site. Group reservations requested. Open May-Oct, daily. Off season, refer to website, or phone. Admission applies.

Website: www.canadianparks.com/prince_edward/peislnp/index.htm


Anne of Green Gables MuseumThe Anne of Green Gables Museum

– A short 15 minute drive from Cavendish Bosom Buddies Cottages

The Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silver Bush has a treasure around every corner. On this 110 acre property you will find a museum, an antique shop, a craft shop with the finest of Anne of Green Gables products available, a view of the Lake of Shining Waters, Matthew’s Carriage Rides, a playground for the Kids and some of the most beautiful scenery found on Prince Edward Island. Step back to L. M. Montgomery’s time to the places and treasures that help inspire her to write about Anne, Emily, Pat, and other heroines. A unique collection of the author’s belongings are displayed such as furniture, photographs, linens and other personal items. See your own reflection in the enchanted bookcase one of the more significant items described in the Anne of Green Gables series. This property is still in the Campbell Family after 225 years. Open from May 15th to October 15th.

Website: www.annestore.ca/exploreanne.php


Avonlea VillageAvonlea Village

– 2 minute drive from Cavendish Bosom Buddies Cottages

Avonlea is a “must see” attraction. The variety of experiences offered by Avonlea and its authentic period “look and feel” provide an anchor-in a sense, Avonlea is the Cavendish that visitors are looking for when they travel to the area looking for a small rural village where Anne lived. Turn-of-the-century children’s games, horse and wagon rides, family picnics and frequent special events contribute to the visitor experience. Staff, in period dress, are open, honest and evocative. Anne and Diana, in character mingle with all the guests adding to the excitement of a visit to Avonlea. Avonlea showcases the work of island musicians, artists and craftspeople. Visitors to Avonlea will be involved in a magical, delightful, and entertaining collection of people, products and experiences-a collection which does justice to Prince Edward Island as seen through L.M. Montgomery’s eyes. Open from June 10th to October 9th.

Website: www.avonlea.ca


The Site of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish Home

– A Short 10 minute walk from Cavendish Bosom Buddies Cottages

It is and ever must be hallowed ground to me’ so said L.M. Montgomery of her Cavendish home. She came here to live with her maternal grandparents, Alexander and Lucy MacNeill when her mother Clara MacNeill Montgomery died. This was her home from 1876-1911. She loved her home, and although no buildings remain, the homestead fields which surround it are there, as are the lanes she walked, the gardens she tended, and the old trees she sat under to dream and write. Serene and beautiful this site captures the essence of the Cavendish she knew and loved. It was here she wrote Anne of Green Gables. John MacNeill, a great grandson of Alexander, lives on this land, and he and his wife carefully tend their piece of heritage. They are available to visitors to explain the site and recount the history of the author’s life lived here. Open from May 15th to October 15th.

Website: www.peisland.com/lmm


Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™

– Located in Charlottetown, beautiful 40 minute drive from Cavendish Bosom Buddies

A must-see on every Island vacation itinerary! Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ celebrates 49 years with new sets and projections, new choreography, a live orchestra and a cast of professional performers. You’ll be carried away to a simpler time and a story about a little girl who is anything but simple! Experience the magic of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™, your imagination will thank you!

Website: www.confederationcentre.com


Anne and Gilbert The Musical

– Located in Summerside, scenic 35 minute drive from Cavendish Bosom Buddies

Anne and Gilbert, a full length musical based on the books Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery, tells the heart-warming story of Canada’s greatest romance. Anne and Gilbert, by Bob Johnston, Nancy White and Jeff Hockhauser, follows Anne into young adulthood and her tumultuous romance with Gilbert Blythe, her childhood friend and rival. Plays July 12 – September 3

Website: www.jubileetheatre.com