A straw hat, red-haired braids and a pinafore define Canada’s most loved fictional character, Anne of Green Gables. Meet the head-strong orphan and re-live her youthful escapades and mishaps within the memory-filled rooms of her home – Green Gables – where images from the blockbuster 1908 novel blend with the real life experiences of local author Lucy Maud Montgomery, who drew inspiration from the idyllic farmstead and its red woodland pathways.

Green Gables is currently undergoing construction work as part of a site redevelopment project to improve overall visitor experience. While there may be noise, dust and possible interruptions in some services, regular dates and hours of operation are in effect.  Parks Canada will continue to provide quality services and programming during the construction period.

Featured things to do

Anne impersonator sits laughing with a visitor outside of Green Gables.
Spend an afternoon getting to know Anne at Green Gables

Wander through Anne’s Green Gables home and get to know Canada’s best loved redhead amid the nostalgic artifacts placed in every room to trigger memories from the best-selling book.

Anne impersonator enjoys ice cream with a young Green Gables visitor.
Party Victorian-era style at a Green Gables’ Sunday picnic

Race in a potato sack, play games from yesteryear, hand make ice cream, hear minstrels and storytellers spin yarns while having good old-fashioned fun during a Victorian-style sunday picnic at Green Gables.

Green Gables staff in period costume at a Sunday picnic.
Join a Green Gables ceilidh and sing and dance along to some Island tunes

Prepare yourself to meet a couple local “characters” who will have you singing and dancing along to traditional Irish and Scottish music and will tell you some fascinating stories about the history of Cavendish.

Getting here

8619 Route 6
Cavendish PE C0A 1M0

Hours of operation

Open Daily May 1 - October 31 (9am - 5pm)

Special appointments available April 15 - 30 and November 1 - 30. Please call ahead to book an appointment.


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 902-963-7874
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: greengables.info@pc.gc.ca