Canada · 1 Days · 4 Moments · May 2017

A Day at Green Gables: Prince Edward Island


24 May 2017

We were on our way home around supper time and super thick fog came out of nowhere. We were driving along a section of coast of PEI, and I thought that the contrast of PEI red dirt and thick fog was interesting.
Our final scheduled stop of the day was to the Anne of Green Gables Museum, located at the home that Lucy Maud called Silver Bush. It belonged to her aunt and uncle, and she was married here. It is also here where she got the inspiration for the famous Lake of Shining Waters. Unfortunately, it turned suddenly foggy when we stopped to take pictures, but it gives the photographs a creepy vibe that I think is cool. This museum is definitely worth a visit if you're a fan of Anne of Green Gables or Lucy Maud Montgomery. 😊🇨🇦
One of my goals for this year is to visit as many Canadian National Parks as I can. Today, I crossed off my third of the year: Prince Edward Island National Park. We spent about an hour visiting the park, enjoying Cavendish Beach and the Dunelands Trail. The sand dunes are absolutely stunning.
Having lived in Atlantic Canada all my life, I felt pretty stupid that until May I hadn't visited Green Gables and the Lucy Maud Montgomery locations in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. I'm an English Literature major, indulging in literary tourism around my own home is a must. The first place we visited was Green Gables itself. This is the house that inspired Montgomery to write the Anne books, and the house is quaint. You can see Anne's room and explore the grounds while walking along the trails she (in theory) would have frequented. One of the best parts? Because of #Canada150, entrance to Green Gables is free this year. 😊