Discover the landscapes that inspired the classic tale Anne of Green Gables

This year sees the 150th anniversary of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who was born in 1874 in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). 

      The island's scenery and landscapes were captured in immaculate detail in Montgomery's most famous work, Anne of Green Gables, which was first published in 1908 and is set entirely in PEI.

      The fictional masterpiece - which tells the story of a flame-haired orphan growing up on a farm - has since been translated into almost 40 languages and adapted for movies, TV, and Broadway musicals.

      The Anne of Green Gables story has long inspired readers to pilgrimage to PEI to see its setting for themselves. At Green Gables Heritage Place in Cavendish, fans can visit the 19th century gardens, farmyard and green-gabled house that inspired Montgomery's storytelling, along with the nearby remains of Montgomery's former home.      

      There's further insight at the Anne of Green Gables Museum: a well-preserved period property that's devoted to the author's life and works. And for an authentic opportunity to step into Montgomery's world, the Montgomery Inn at Ingleside provides guest accommodation in what was once her grandfather's house.

      Beyond this remarkable literary heritage, Prince Edward Island shines for its beautiful, raw wildness and many miles of Atlantic shores.

      As well as pedalling, paddling, or striding out along bike, canoe and hiking trails, Canada’s smallest province offers outstanding local seafood, particularly the oysters, mussels and lobsters that thrive in its pristine coastal waters.

      Bon Voyage, the North America travel specialist, recommends tackling PEI on an escorted tour in conjunction with the neighbouring province of Nova Scotia. 

      With a choice of departure dates

available over the summer months, the week-long tour takes in Green Gables House and a lobster supper in PEI, alongside whale-watching, coastal towns and 300 years of history in Nova Scotia (from £3,495pp, including flights). 

      Or discovering it for yourself on a 14-night self-drive covering Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick for these Maritime provinces’ whales, wine and coastal wonders (from £3,275pp, including flights, ferries, car hire and quality accommodation on room-only basis). 

      For bookings and more information,               call 0800 316 0194 or visit