Travel Deal for August 13, 2013
More than 200,000 visitors a year go back in time to Avonlea each year. They come to see the world’s most famous red-headed trouble-maker, “Anne of Green Gables,” the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s fictional series of children’s books.
Avonlea Village is in Cavendish, which inspired Montgomery’s books, and 36 kilometres from Dalvay By-the-Sea, the well-regarded property on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Until September 7, 2013, tourists to Prince Edward Island can take advantage of a special Anne-related package that offers three nights at Dalvay By-the-Sea and passes to Avonlea Village, which is a fabricated attraction set in 1909 and featuring the characters from the “Anne of Green Gables” books.
The Road to Avonlea package, based on double occupancy, starts at $336 per person and includes:
- 3 nights’ accommodations
- 2 passes to Avonlea Village
- High Tea at Dalvay By-the-Sea and a tour of the town
- $100 dinner credit at the resort
Dalvay By-the-Sea is well-known to Anne fans as the White Sands Hotel, featured in the “Road to Avonlea” series and the “Anne of Green Gables” movie.
Vacay.ca Learns Anne Means Business
Vacay.ca produced a video featuring Avonlea Village during a stop at the PEI attraction last year. An accompanying article by Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi discussed Anne’s universal appeal that makes her so enduringly popular with fans from around the world.
Brijbassi writes: “What makes Anne so accessible to so many is her ability — which Montgomery bestowed on her — to connect with the vulnerabilities of childhood and adolescence, an age when fitting in for many often feels like an impossible dream. Anne’s precociousness was matched by her uncanny knack for stumbling into trouble, an aspect that is a source of good fun at Avonlea Village, where skits occur daily featuring scenes from the books (primarily the first three of the nine in the series: ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ ‘Anne of Avonlea,’ and ‘Anne of the Island’). There’s lots of humour and cleverness on display, and the actors never get out of their roles no matter what kind of technology or request confronts them.”
See the video and read the rest of the article headlined “Anne of Green Gables Means Business”