Welcome to Green Gables Shore!
Cavendish is PEI’s bustling summertime destination. Many people around the world are familiar with and love Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables stories, which are based around this scenic hotspot on the beautiful North Shore. Green Gables, a museum dedicated to the fictional story is a ‘must visit’ for every ‘Anne’ fan.
Cavendish boasts award winning golf courses, amusement parks, stunning beaches, an abundance of accommodation from campgrounds to hotels and the Cavendish Boardwalk provides a variety of shopping and restaurants. There’s plenty to do for everyone.
Photo by David Munroe
A trip to PEI is simply not complete without a visit to Charlottetown – a Canadian landmark where the past and present collide.
Equal parts urban and historic, the Island’s capital city has all the trappings of a big city set in the ambience of a small town. Charlottetown has preserved the historic significance of its past as the birthplace of Confederation while remaining firmly in the present by attracting top-notch theatre productions, luxurious accommodations, gourmet eateries, a local brewery and a multitude of festivals and events.
Retrace the footsteps the Fathers of Confederation took up Great George Street during the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, from the waterfront to Province House. Explore Victoria Row, a pedestrian street lined with restaurant patios and boutique shops frequented by visitors and locals alike, perpetually abuzz with chatter and live jazz music. Stroll down the charming seaside boardwalk, visit the bustling waterfront and go on a harbour cruise, or dance the night away any night of the week.
Photo by Stephen Desroches
Summerside is the perfect central location to start your exploration of the island and it’s only 28km from the Confederation Bridge, the ‘fixed link’ engineering marvel connecting PEI to the mainland.
Summerside offers big city amenities in a compact space, with a lively harbour and boardwalk, restaurants, entertainment, historic locations, cultural centres and festivals throughout the summer season.
It’s a gateway to the western end of the island and a quintessential stop on the North Cape Coastal Drive, which invites you to explore picturesque fishing villages and a visit to Malpeque Bay, the home breeding ground for the famous PEI Malpeque Oyster.
Victoria by the Sea is a picturesque fishing village on the southern shore brought to life by the many artisans who call it home. This quaint seaside village is the place to go when you truly want to get away from it all.
Take in this charming village by meandering your way along the tree-lined streets, you’ll come upon a trademark red and white lighthouse, a theatre, galleries, studios, cafes, even a chocolate factory!
If you’re looking to take in some of the Island’s seaside experiences, Victoria by the Sea is the perfect launching point. Situated on the Island’s southern coast, Victoria by the Sea’s waters are warm and protected, making them the perfect place for coastal exploring. With By the Sea Kayaking you can rent kayaks or paddle boards. Or you can do as the locals do and join in on a clam digging excursion!