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Canada’s Anne of Green Gables

  • Submitted: 24th April 2022

Canada’s Anne of Green Gables

Next week sees the celebration of Canadian Indie bookstores and what better time than to look at the classic Canadian story that is Anne of Green Gables. I read this several times as a child and it’s what made me want to head to Canada to see the places in the book and then later, the TV show.

Anne of Green Gables (c) A Suitcase Full of Books

Anne of Green Gables (c) A Suitcase Full of Books

BookTrail the locations in Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables  – the story

Elderly brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert live on a farm  – Green Gables. They decide to adopt an orphan boy to help them with the work. But when Matthew goes to the station to pick the boy up, there is only a red headed girl waiting for them. And so, Anne Shirley enters their world.

With her knack of getting into trouble, daydreaming instead of doing the chores and constantly making up stories and names for things, Green Gables will never be the same again.

Anne of Green Gables country

The TV version was filmed in Northern Ontario but it’s PEI that has the scenery and the atmosphere of the book. The following are taken from the PEI locations where there is now a huge tourist trail and lots of Anne places to visit.

Anne of Green Gables house

BookTrail the locations in Anne of Green Gables

The actual lake of Shining Waters!

Then there is the wonderful village of Avonlea which has been built so you can truly imagine what it would be like to live in Avonlea for real….This is a truly wonderful place and I have never forgotten my visit here


Avonlea village (c) Wikipedia

BookTrail the locations in Anne of Green Gables

Prince Edward Island must be one of THE most picturesque and charming places ever in the whole world. This remote part of Canada is almost a separate community on its own island and a world away from anything you will ever see.

Look at the beach….

This is a lovely book but I will never forget visiting this amazing place. If you ever get the chance to go, do as it’s like nothing you have ever seen before. Being here is like being inside the book and you expect Anne, Diana and Gilbert to walk by, it’s that real. There’s a magic in the air here that I have never felt before. This one book made me want to travel all the way to Canada and I will never forget my time there.


BookTrail Boarding Pass: Anne of Green Gables



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