Home of Anne of Green Gables - Canada
Posted on 8:47am Thursday 31st Dec 2009
Good Morning Everyone;
Greetings from the home of Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island , Canada.
Lucy Maude Montgomery , the author of the Anne of Green Gables books wrote her books on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest Province having a population of only 140,000 people. The capital city ,Charlottetown, has a population of 40,000 people.
The Island is 110 miles long and 40 miles wide. Beaches abound and the climate is warmed by the Gulf Stream in the nearby Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Island is off the coast of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The economy of Prince Edward Island is dependent on farming, fishing and tourism.
In the summer months the population of the Island doubles because of the number of tourists who arrive by car or plane each day.
Lobster are fished in the Northumberland Straight and Blue Fin Tuna . Both types of fish are shipped overseas.
In the wintertime , ice hockey is a passion here. Many communities deem themselves to be "Hockeyville".
Soccer, baseball, golf and tennis are played in the summer. There are over 30 golf courses on the Island and many sets of golf clubs arrive at Charlottetown Airport each summer's day ! Many golfing widows arrive who must go to the beach !
Canada was founded in Charlottetown , the Birthplace of Canada. The various Dominions met in Charlottetown in 1867 and formed the country of Canada.
The Charlottetown Summer festival has live theatre all summer and the musical " Anne of Green Gables is the number one selling play at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
The Japanese tourists have a keen interest in the Anne of Green Gables books and enjoy coming to the Island and seeing the play.
Over 40 cruise ships are expected in Charlottetown harbour next summer.
"Old Home Week" is held in August and Islanders who live "away", off the Island , come home to see family at that time.
Because the beaches are first class, Islanders stay on the Island in the summer and have their annual holidays in warmer climates during the Canadian winter. Islanders will fly to mexico, Florida, Bermuda and Cuba as " Snow Birds".
You should make a point of visiting Prince Edward Island on your next holiday. The Island people are very hospitable and will make you most welcome.