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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

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The Island Drive & Anne of Green Gables

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
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 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.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 84 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat ExperienceSeptember 03, 2019

Reviewer: Bill Haddon
The tour was top notch. Very organized. The best part was Mike, our tour guide. He did an outstanding job of providing us with facts, stories and just an overall good time. Highly Recommended

5 StarsGREEN GABLES September 03, 2019

Reviewer: Hernando Hernandez
Excellent tour. We learned a lot of history walking through the house. Very well maintained and the video is very educational. I will recommended to my family and friends visiting that part of the country.

5 StarsPrince Edward Island/Anne of Green GablesAugust 30, 2019

Reviewer: Karen Welch
Beautiful drive around the island learning bits of history about the area. The cabin was quaint set in a beautiful countryside.

5 Stars Great DayAugust 29, 2019

Reviewer: Linda Ernst
We had an excellent guide and completely enjoyed our drive and stops.

5 StarsThe island driveJuly 26, 2019

Reviewer: Linda Sundve
This was a very excellent journey, seen several places (and had time to take pictures). Found the tour guide with great knowledge of history. Would take again.

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