Located on the province’s north shore and known for its red sandstone cliffs, grassy dunes, and sandy beaches is Cavendish, one of the access points to Prince Edward Island National Park.
This region is a four-season holiday destination, catering to bikers, hikers, and horseback riders in the summer, and cross-country skiers and snowshoers come winter. The park’s lakes, in addition to the ocean, provide opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Golf enthusiasts will be well served at the area’s four championship courses, which rank among the best in Canada. Bird watchers will enjoy the Big Week of Birding, held annually each spring.
The park is also home to Cavendish’s main attraction, the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic story, Anne of Green Gables. As part of L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site, Green Gables Heritage Place is a living museum enjoyed by children and adults alike. On Cavendish’s boardwalk, feast on fresh seafood—such as lobsters, mussels, and the island’s own famed Malpeque oysters—and shop for antiques and unique arts crafted by local artisans.
As a highly-coveted cottage rental destination, Cavendish boasts natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions.+ More