Green Gables Shore

With historic and natural beauty along the ride, this is the perfect route for families.

Green Gables Shore is the top half of the Central Coastal Drive. This section takes visitors along the dune-lined coast of northern central PEI, to the famous Cavendish Beach, and through the area that inspired one of Canada’s best-loved fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables, and was the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, her creator. A picturesque drive with its stunning dunes systems, beaches, villages and artisan shops, Green Gables Shore is an essential route for Anne and beach fans, and anyone looking for beaches and sea vistas.

The Central Coastal Drive – One Drive, Two Shores

The Central Coastal Drive takes visitors along the dune lined coast of the north and the red sand cliffs of the south and through all the pastoral landscape in between.

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Farmers' Bank of Rustico & Doucet House Museums

The Farmers’ Bank of Rustico, a National Historic Site, officially operated from 1864 to 1894. Credited with being “the precursor of the Credit Union movement in North America”, it houses a permanent exhibition, focusing on its establishment and the work of its founder Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt. The Doucet House, an early Acadian log house circa 1772, offers a look at the daily lives of an Acadian family. Special events take place on certain days during the following festivals: Celebrate Canada in Rustico (June 24 & July 1), Acadian Days in Rustico (July 4-28), and Acadian Harvest in Rustico (Sept 4-28). Check the website for more information.