Explore Canada’s smallest Province and one of the newest cities in Canada. The city of Summerside is now a modern lively city with an attractive waterfront area and a rich in heritage with stately homes that grace the downtown residential core that were once home to wealthy shipbuilders. Spinnakers Landing on the waterfront brings the shipbuilding era alive. This evening we recommend you attend the Feast Dinner Theatre held in the Brothers 2 Restaurant.
Drive along Green Gables Shore which offers a perfect combination of Island scenery, culture and food artisans. Visit Kensington and the old stone railway station, a National Historic Site, as well as well as Indian River, to view the dramatic church of St. Mary. Continue onwards to Cavendish, home of Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea, the village of Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Chocolates- they are handmade before your eyes at Avonlea Village. Extend your drive to New Glasgow and tour the Glasgow Glen Farm, producer of Cheese Lady's Gouda, with over 16 flavours of gouda cheese.
Spend the day exploring the home of Anne of Green Gables. Founded in 1790 by Scottish immigrants, Cavendish grew to become a small farming community. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery was born in New London nearby and moved to Cavendish later after her mother died. Her frequent visits as a child to meet with cousins at the family Green Gables farm created a deep impression and was the basis for her fictional blockbuster ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and several other stories in the series. the 20th century, Cavendish thrived as a travel destination due primarily to L.M. Montgomery’s books and in 1937, the Prince Edward Island National Park was created. Cavendish Beach became one of its most popular beaches with the Green Gables farm also within the National Park perimeter.
Cavendish has a world class golf link, amusement parks, a beautiful beach, shops and is a haven for Anne of Green Gables fans. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and spend time in Green Gables farm house with its beautiful landscaped grounds. In nearby Avonlea Village, experience true PEI hospitality with delicious food, traditional Island music and quaint shopping. Avonlea Village consists of purpose built and heritage buildings together to re-create the fictional 19th century hometown of Anne of Green gables character, Anne Shirley.
Continue on to Charlottetown, the capital of the island Province. Take a culinary walking tour of downtown Charlottetown that features tastings of unique Island foods such as lobster sushi, mussels, craft beer, chocolate-dipped potato chips, hand-cut fries, Lebanese specialties and COWS ice cream. In the afternoon visit one of the many farmers markets in the downtown core of Charlottetown. This evening perhaps try a unique dining experience in the Lucy Maud Dining Room, a training restaurant for the Culinary Institute of Canada. The students are under the guidance of world class chef instructors and prepare extraordinary culinary creations using the best the farms and seas of PEI have to offer. Come for the food and enjoy the view overlooking Charlottetown Harbour.
Prince Edward Island is known as the birthplace of Confederation. In 1864, the politicians from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Québec met in Charlottetown to form the new nation of Canada but archaeologists have found evidence of early Mi'kmaq settlement that dates thousands of years. Enjoy a walking tour of historic Charlottetown with a stroll to retrace the footsteps of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. Visit Founders' Hall, Canada's Birthplace Pavilion or the historic street called Great George. If time permits, visit Fort Amherst-Port-La-Joye National Historic Site, located near Charlottetown Harbour and Victoria-by-the-sea, a historic fishing village that has been revitalized by the many craftsmen who now call it home.