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Emily and Avonlea: How to get to the PEI. Sites!

If you list _Emily of new Moon_ or _Road to Avonlea_ as your favourite TV show(s), you

have come to the right place! _Road to Avonlea_ ,A.K.A. 'RTA', is my all time favourite Television

show, but since it's end two years ago _Emily of New Moon_ has recently captured my attencion.

Both Canadian shows are based on books' by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a famous author who lived in

Canada's smallest provence, Prince Edward Island.

I have had the privilage to travel to The Island three times(August '96, July '97 and August '98) and enjoyed

all my trips so much I'm afraid I'm addicted to it's red shores. In doing so I have visited many Lucy Maud Montgomery, A.K.A. 'LMM',

"landmarks" including: her birthplace, site of her home, Green Gables, her Grandparents house and

Silver Bush and finally her grave site.


I have read all of LMM's published books and therefore found many of these spots to be very interesting.

But being the big RTA fan I am, I really wanted to visit some of the rare spot's that were filmed in the

award winning series. (Most of the filming was done in Uxbridge, Ontario) I was very suprised and disturbed

to find out that even though RTA drew many visitors to The Island, not one pamphlet about the sites was available.

Of course I didn't give up! I just dung in and found out all I could. Most locals were vague or were not aware of

filming on the Island at all, i.e. I asked one local and she replyed "Road to Avonlea? That's on Sunday nights,

right? I don't really watch it, I have work..." Obviously if they didn't care enough to watch it, they didn't know

where to point us. We (my sister, Miriam and I) did pester enough people to find out some sites, although some were

false leads (West Point, Elmira Train Station), we did find out several. Look for those and directions to each site

in the 'Road to PEI' section/page. It's name is listed on the bottom of this page, under "Links".

(Brand new RTA site is up and running. Please visit! and sign the guestbook!!)


We actually had never heard of the series until we were on PEI in August 1996. Martha MacIssac was told she

would play the lead, Emily Starr, only days before. We rearranged our intinary to include the future site.

They were not even done building the house "New Moon" when we were there! In the summer of 1997 , I was back on PEI, and I revisited

the sites I saw the year before and many more that were more recently constructed.

(Read my article "Emily of New Moon: Filming Site" in the wonderful magazine 'Avonlea Traditions'. In it I explain

exactly what happed on my earlier trips.

On every trip I have been to several sites including: New Moon Farm, Blair Water Lighthouse, Maywood School and stores and the Dissapointed House.

This past summer I have been on a more through Emily hunt throughout the Island, and have been to many filmimg sites I haden't seen before including:

Emily's home church (Blair Water Presbyterian), lots of harbours used in the series including what I beleve to be Uncle Wallace's

'factory', The Treasure House Inn (Aunt Laura's beau's hotel), Great Aunt Nancy Priest's house, the Blair Water General Store. These new site addresses

are now on the Emily page! Please come and visit! If you go to the page, please sign my guestbook!

If you are interested in seeing the same EoNM sites that my sister and I saw,

please visit my 'Emily of PEI' section/page listed on the bottom of this page under 'links'. Thanks!

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Rachel's Links

Emily of PEI
(Emily Sites)
RTA filming locationss
(Avonlea Sites)
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