Culture and Culinary
PEI is filled with talented artisans, writers and musicians who celebrate the unique culture and heritage of PEI. From local ceilidhs featuring traditional Island music to unique shopping experiences and delicious food, there is something for everyone.
Anne of Green Gables
Step back in time and experience 19th century farm life as you wander the rolling hills of Green Gables House. The house and the land surrounding it inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to pen her beloved novel, Anne of Green Gables. Located 3 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Birthplace of L.M. Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, was born in 1874 in this modest white and green house, decorated with authentic Victorian period pieces and overlooking New London Harbour. Special exhibits include the replica of the writer’s wedding dress and personal scrapbooks containing copies of her many stories and poems.Located 10 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Anne of Green Gables Museum
The Anne of Green Gables Museum at the beautiful Campbell Homestead, is a museum dedicated to the life and works of the author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery. View the many artifacts and places that she wrote about such as the Lake of Shining Waters, Anne’s Enchanted Bookcase and a unique collection of the author’s belongings. Located 17 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
The largest multi-day outdoor music festival in Atlantic Canada. Every July more than 70,000 visitors annually flock to the festival for the biggest names in country music, camping, dining, the warmest waters north of the Carolinas and to create memories that last a lifetime. Located 15 minutes walking from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
The Watermark Theatre
The Watermark Theatre produces the finest professional classical theatre on the Island! You’ll find the greatest works of English, American, and European Literature on intimate thrust stage in North Rustico. Located 10 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
For over 50 years, The Charlottetown Festival has graced the stages of the Confederation Centre of the Arts and brought joy to many Islanders and visitors alike. The Charlottetown Festival offers live theatre productions, including Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. Located 35 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Indian River Festival
The Indian River Festival offers a summer-long series of concerts set in historic St. Mary’s Church, Indian River. Experience classical, maritime, jazz, folk/roots, choral music and much more. Located 25 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
The Cavendish Boardwalk offers lots of great shopping opportunities. Come sample a Beavertail, Cow’s Ice Cream, sit in for lunch or browse many of the retail shops. Located walking distance from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
There is no entrance fee to Avonlea Village. Foodie heaven with Piatto Pizzeria, Samuel’s Coffee House, Red Island Baked Potato, MOO MOO Grilled Cheese, The Lobster Roll, Raspberry Point Oysters, COWS Ice Cream and Anne of Green Gables Chocolates. Beautiful shops, heritage buildings and spectacular gardens complete this quaint village. Located 2 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Chez Yvonne’s Restaurant
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Specializing in Island seafood, steak and poultry. Great home cooking and baking…Located walking distance from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Carr’s Oyster Bar
Serving lunch and dinner. Live entertainment. Featuring world-famous Malpeque Oysters from our own oyster beds, clams, mussels, lobster, scallops, fish and chips. Located 5 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
Serving lobster suppers only since 1958. Specializing in fresh lobster from own pound on the premises. Meals include rolls, seafood chowder, cultivated mussels, salad, desserts, and beverages. Enjoy lobster, scallops, salmon, chicken, haddock, vegetarian, steak or baked ham. Located 10 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.
Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers
Serving lunch and supper with a large gift shop. Specializing in fresh Island lobster from own salt-water pound. Enjoy all-you-can-eat mussels, homemade chowder, rolls and biscuits, super 60-ft. salad bar, soft ice cream, fresh fruit, pastries, pies and soft drinks. Located 10 minutes from Cavendish Lodge & Cottages.