Tour Length: 4 hours (or can be customized to your requirements)
That’s Anne “with an e”. Discover the charm and natural beauty of Prince Edward Island’s North Shore, the way Anne of Green Gables did. Through the eyes of author L.M. Montgomery, you will experience one breathtaking scene after another on this tour … ocean views, red cliffs contrasting with white sandy beaches, picturesque rolling hills, quaint rivers and bays, and more hidden gems along the way! We promise you will fall in love with Anne’s Island too!
Our journey begins in the heart of Charlottetown, and takes you along the famous North Shore to Cavendish. We will stop at a quaint fishing village in North Rustico, to experience the fishing and farming livelihoods of our friendly Islanders, then meander along the shoreline, taking a picture-perfect break to show you the stunning views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and the scenic red cliffs.
The world famous Green Gables Heritage Place is next, where you can stroll the grounds and walking trails, and tour the century farmhouse of Green Gables. Once owned by L.M. Montgomery’s cousins (the McNeil’s), Green Gables has become famous for being the inspiration for Montgomery’s first novel, Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. It’s your chance to learn more about the beloved tale of Anne, the red-haired orphan, and the other books made famous by the author.
After we delightfully fill ourselves with “everything Anne” the tour continues to Cavendish Beach National Park where you can take a stroll along the white sandy beach, taste the fresh sea salt air and experience what our gentle Island really has to offer!
Our last stop is one of Canada’s most scenic villages. At the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located on the River Clyde in beautiful New Glasgow, you can surround yourself in simple natural beauty. Here you can experience the Gardens of Hope, the Butterfly House (if time permits), sample a wide variety of Island preserves (made with local ingredients) and purchase them or other gifts to take home and enjoy.
Once we depart New Glasgow, you will enjoy a relaxing ride back to Charlottetown via North River Road and Victoria Park where you will have the chance to window view some of the cities oldest and most elegant homes. Beaconsfield Historic House is a Victorian Style property built in 1877, and Government House, a Georgian Style home with echoes of the Palladian tradition was built in 1834. It is also known as Fanningbank (a National Historic Site of Canada) and where Prince Edward Island’s Lieutenant-Governor currently resides.