Prince Edward Island

Explore All Things Anne Shirley on Prince Edward Island

Posted March 4, 2010 by Sarah Pascarella

PrinceEdwardIsland-OrwellCo For the past 100 years, young girls have fallen in love with the adventures of Anne Shirley, the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, and her home on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Beyond literary attractions, PEI lures in travelers with beautiful vistas, red-sand beaches, world-class golf, fresh seafood, and a laid-back atmosphere.

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Tourism PEI
, the official tourism website of Prince Edward Island, offers an encyclopedic guide to the area. Maps, lodging information, suggested itineraries, up-to-date events, and more are available with just a few clicks. Great choices include visiting all things Anne in Cavendish, taking in a show in Charlottetown, traversing the island by bicycle on the Confederation Trail, or just relaxing on a quiet beach.

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St. Ann's Lobster Suppers
: PEI is famous for its lobster, potatoes, and other fresh local specialties. Enjoy the best of the island's harvest with an evening at St. Ann's Lobster Suppers. Open from June until late September, St. Ann's serves up five-course meals daily, including seafood chowder, steamed mussels, lobster, haddock, and more. There are also lobster rolls for the kids and a variety of other summer feast choices. The church/eatery is located on Route 224 near New Glasgow, not too far from Cavendish National Park. A five-course supper with a one-pound lobster costs $31.99 CAD.

Stay
The Country House Inn
: Located right in Cavendish National Park, The Country House Inn will make you feel like you've stepped into Green Gables. Rates range from $55 CAD to $65 CAD per night and include a daily breakfast buffet and free admission to the park. The inn's grounds have gardens, barbecue facilities, and a children's play area.

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(Photo: Tourism Prince Edward Island)

More Than Potatoes

Posted June 15, 2009 by Katie Blais

PEI_formatted I have wanted to go to Prince Edward Island since I was 10 and read Anne of Green Gables. I wanted to go live on a farm with Miranda, wear braids, and attend a one-room school house with Gilbert.  Prince Edward Island seemed like a quaint little fairy tale isle. Taking a peek at what is happening on the island this summer inspires me to pack my bags and book a trip to PEI today!

First off, starting June 18 and going through September 26 there is The Charlottetown Festival, a three month event filled with theater productions (even an Anne of Green Gables musical number), live music, and other art related fun!  The week of August 13 to 22 is Old Home Week where you can check out livestock shows, concerts, and this year the 50th anniversary of the Gold and Saucer Harness race, which is a big deal on PEI.  Summer is also the time to check out the white sand beaches of Cavendish Beach and the amazing golf courses throughout the island.

Beaches, concerts, quaint seaside villages? Channel your inner Anne Shirley and head up for a memorable summer vacation!

(Photo: Virtual Tourist.com)


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