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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables House and Island Drive (Prince Edward Island, Cavendish Beach)

Tour Details

The maritime province of Prince Edward Island is the smallest in Canada, in both land area and population (excluding the territories). The island has a few other names: "Garden of the Gulf," referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province, and "Birthplace of Confederation," referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, although Prince Edward Island did not join the Confederation itself until 1873 when it became the seventh Canadian province.

The island's landscape is pastoral. Rolling hills, woods, reddish-white sand beaches, ocean coves, and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. As you tour the North Shore area, brief photo stops will be made at quaint little villages, lighthouses, and the world-class Cavendish Beach. Fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this broad natural sand beach stretches for five miles, from the entrance to New London Bay in the west, to the red sandstone cliffs at Cavendish East in the east. The entire beach is located in the Prince Edward Island National Park.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Anne of Green Gables House. Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, published in 1908. Set in 1878, it was written as fiction for readers of all ages, but in recent decades has been considered a children's book. Montgomery found her inspiration for the book on an old piece of paper that she had written at a young age, describing a couple that was mistakenly sent an orphan girl instead of a boy, yet decided to keep her. Montgomery also drew upon her own childhood experiences in rural Prince Edward Island. As a result, the Green Gables farmhouse was designated a national historic site for its importance in literary history, and is one of the most visited historic sites in the country. The farmhouse exterior has not changed remarkably over time, and its interior decor and artifacts depict the late Victorian Period in rural Prince Edward Island. Various rooms in the house have been named according to the Anne of Green Gables story.

A stop will be made at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, located in one of Canada's prettiest villages. The company uses locally grown fruit to make delicious jams and marmalades.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 8 to 10 minute walk from the pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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See the best of Prince Edward Island!

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 32 Write a review.

Island Drive November 28, 2016
Reviewer: Doug Brite  
This was a very nice way of seeing the Island. We enjoyed it very much.

Anne of Green Gables November 8, 2016
Reviewer: Carol  
Very nice tour.  Not much else to do there, so this was a lovely ride

Anne of Green Gables and Island Drive on PEI November 8, 2016
Reviewer: Norman Collier  
To Whom it may concern,

I was not at all thrilled with the Anne of Green Gables House and property. However, our guide was excellent on the Island tour. I will I could have spent sometime in the downtown. But I could not walk back to the ship.

PEI Drive November 8, 2016
Reviewer: Leigh and Pam Pam Roberts  
This was a pleasant, relaxed, and fun trip around PEI.  The driver was engaging, informative, and went out of his way to show us some "extras".

nice trip for a small new england town November 8, 2016
Reviewer: John Granger  
Enjoyed the trip although it's a long drive there. Guide was very good about filling us in on local trivia along the way

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