It was in 1908, over 100 years ago, that the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published. Over 50 million copies of the story have been sold since that time.


Having been translated into 20 different languages, the book exposed people around the world to beautiful descriptions of “Avonlea” and the community created by author Lucy Maud Montgomery. If you are one of the millions of people who fell in love with the stories of the red-headed girl, you can step directly into that world on Prince Edward Island.

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place


First, visit Green Gables Heritage Place, the home that inspired the setting of Montgomery’s novel. This is where it all began. Walk through the rooms of the Victorian home, restored to the period of the late 1800s, and picture yourself as the red-headed girl. Experience farm life in the barn, granary and woodshed. Stroll the ‘Haunted Woods’ and ‘Balsam Hollow’ trails described in the book. You’ll love the setting as much as the story.

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place recreates the late 1800s

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place recreates the late 1800s


Head into Avonlea Village, a real-life recreation of L.M. Montgomery’s fictional town. For 15 years, this attraction has allowed fans to browse shops and period buildings just as Anne did. Recently, Avonlea also underwent a revitalisation. Now, a number of small shops and restaurants have moved in, turning the village into a great place to enjoy a meal. Chow down on a lobster roll or some grilled cheese before shopping for artisan souvenirs.

Do your best Anne of Green Gables impressions

Do your best Anne of Green Gables impressions


Finally, sing along with the longest running musical in the world. Anne of Green Gables - the musical has been drawing in crowds for over 50 successive seasons and shows no signs of stopping. Hosted in Charlottetown’s beautiful Confederation Centre of the Arts, it’s an experience you’ll cherish forever.


And, for the absolute super fans, Tourism PEI has put together a three-day Anne of Green Gables itinerary that brings together all of these experiences and more. Head to the website for more details on how to explore.

Travel Info

Fly into:


Flight time from Sydney:

About 27 hrs (layovers included)

Cost of admission - Green Gables Heritage Place:

$0 (Free admission throughout 2017)

Ticket cost for Anne of Green Gables - the musical:

$29 CAD 

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