Cavendish is Atlantic Canada's favourite resort area. In addition to the many attractions celebrating author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her most famous creation, Anne of Green Gables™, the Cavendish Resort Area features: world famous lobster suppers; miles of unspoiled beaches; world class golf; hiking, biking, and interpretive programs; ocean kayaking; deep sea fishing; horseback riding; cultural events; family fun parks; shopping and dining; and many other activities.
An extremely diverse vacation spot, Cavendish is ideally suited to individuals, couples, families or groups who are seeking either an active vacation destination or a restful retreat. We offer a range of custom vacation packages for couples, families and groups, featuring golf, romance, culture and adventure activities.
For tour groups, the Resort at Cavendish Corner is the ideal venue. Our exceptional on-site amenities include fabulous food and custom menus created by our Chef and his staff at Rachael's Ristorante, a beautiful art gallery, and the finest craft and gift shop on the North Shore. It’s quite easy to spend several hours touring and dining at our conference centre facility. During free periods, your tour guests can enjoy Green Gables House; the Cavendish Visitor Information Centre; the Olde Cavendish Post Office; Lucy Maud Montgomery's Cavendish Homestead; the Cavendish United Church; the cemetery where L.M. Montgomery rests; the Prince Edward Island National Park; and the Cavendish boardwalk, all within a short walking distance. There is no shortage of activities to take in when spending a day on a self-guided walking tour.
Here are some of our favourite, highly recommended Island attractions:
Replica of Anne of Green Gables’™ Avonlea, featuring reenactments, activities and concerts.
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Canada’s national monument to the arts, featuring live theatre and music, exhibitions at the Art Gallery, Canadian crafts at the Gift Shop, and dining at Mavor’s.
The Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre
Live theatre and music onstage, including Anne & Gilbert – The Musical.
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts - Celtic Festival
Celtic pipe, drum and dance training, featuring performances, concerts, and souvenirs.
The Indian River Festival
Classical, world, and jazz highlight this music series performed in the acoustically outstanding St. Mary’s Church designed by Island architect William Critchlow Harris.
Site of L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish Home
The site of the home where L.M. Montgomery wrote “Anne of Green Gables”™ and other novels, featuring her “homestead fields, the lanes she walked, and the gardens she tended.”
Art Gallery of Tony Diodati
Island-based artist Tony Diodati’s gallery and shop. Much of Diodati’s work features images of Atlantic Canada.
Anne of Green Gables™ Museum
This 110-acre property was the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s fictional community of Silver Bush. Facilities include museum, flower gardens, gift shop featuring Anne of Green Gables™ products, Matthews Carriage Rides, and a children’s playground, all overlooking a the Lake of Shining Waters.
New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
The Original P.E.I. Lobster Suppers, this family restaurant has become an Island tradition by serving lobster with all the trimmings since 1958.
Fisherman's Wharf Lobster Suppers
No visit to Prince Edward Island is complete without a visit to World Famous Fisherman's Wharf Lobster Suppers - Home of the 60 foot super salad bar!
The Olde Glasgow Mill Restaurant
Casual fine dining on the River Clyde in New Glasgow.