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Visit Green Gables while touring Canada's Prince Edward Island

A Canada tour would not be complete for "Anne of Green Gables" fans without a trip to Prince Edward Island, but even those who have never read Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novels will find plenty to appreciate about this picturesque province.

Located north of Nova Scotia and east of New Brunswick in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI has a long, jagged coastline marked by numerous bays and inlets, perfect for exploration by car, bicycle or on foot. Of course, being an island, boating is also a mainstay of the PEI lifestyle, and the shores are dotted with numerous historic lighthouses.

Constructed in 1881, the Cape Bear lighthouse is believed to have been the first Canadian land station to receive distress signals from the Titantic, and visitors can see a recreation of the turn-of-the-century telegraph room in the lighthouse's Marconi Museum.

Families or friends traveling in small groups can participate in a wide range of traditional PEI activities, including clam digging, soap making and glass blowing.

Of course, millions of readers have been introduced to the charms of PEI through the Anne of Green Gables books, and fans of the stories will be thrilled to visit the actual Green Gables house and see many of the sights described so vividly by Montgomery. 

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