“I’d like to add some beauty to life,” said Anne dreamily. “I don’t exactly want to make people KNOW more… though I know, that IS the noblest ambition… but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me… to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn’t been born.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams
We are certain that there has been more joy and happy thoughts brought into the world because of L.M. Montgomery’s work.
L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud Montgomery) was a Canadian author born on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. In 1905, while in Cavendish taking care of her grandmother, L.M. Montgomery wrote her first and most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. What would turn into an immediate best-seller, Anne of Green Gables, launched Montgomery’s career as a novelist.
Montgomery shared her love for Cavendish and Prince Edward Island through her work. She wrote breathtaking descriptions of life, nature, community and people that can be found there. These descriptions have influenced many readers to visit the places that Montgomery immortalized in her work and has made Cavendish, referred to by locals as “The Land of Anne” and Prince Edward Island, a must-visit destination.
To celebrate Montgomery and allow Islanders and visitors to learn more about her, her work, and Prince Edward Island, the L.M. Montgomery Hunt was created. There’s no better way to explore the places that Montgomery depicts in her novels than by doing the L.M. Montgomery Hunt!
The L.M. Montgomery Hunt is a seventeen question activity hunt that’s fun for the whole family! Throughout the Hunt, users will visit locations on the Inspiring Places on the L.M. Montgomery Literary Tour, seeking out panels to help them solve riddles, answer questions and complete tasks. The sites included in the L.M. Montgomery Literary Tour are some of the most important and meaningful places that inspired Montgomery to write.
Discover the land of Anne like never before with your friends, family or a special someone, the Hunt will have you exploring parks, museums, landmarks, train stations and more!
The L.M. Montgomery Hunt is the perfect activity that can be turned into a weekend away! With many operators in the Cavendish area offering Anne of Green Gables vacation packages, it’s easy to spend the weekend exploring the land of Anne by completing the L.M. Montgomery Hunt!
Gather the troops and get on the Hunt!
Be sure to tag @cavendishbeach and use the hashtag #montgomeryinspired when sharing your journey doing the Montgomery Hunt on social media! We can’t wait to see what you discover in the Land of Anne! To downlad a PDF version of the L.M. Montogomery Hunt, click here.