For fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s iconic Anne of Green Gables books, Green Gables Heritage Place should be top of the itinerary – a farmhouse that once belonged to Montgomery’s relatives and served as the inspiration for the ‘Cuthbert farm’ in her books.
Today, the whitewashed house, with its characteristic green gabled roof and wooden shutters, has been furnished as described in the books, effectively bringing the fictional residence to reality. As well as walking in the footsteps of the flame-haired protagonist, fans can view multimedia exhibitions of Montgomery and her works, and explore the surrounding trails of the Prince Edward National Park, including notable sites from the books like Lovers Lane, the Haunted Woods and Balsam Hollow.
Green Gables Heritage Place is located in Cavendish on the north coast of Prince Edward Island and is open daily from May to October between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. From April 15 to April 30 and November 1 to November 30, the site is open by appointment only; special program fees apply. Adult admission costs C $7.80.