In 1908, novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery created 11 year old orphan Anne Shirley and placed her in a fictious town on Prince Edward Island. Since then, Anne of Green Gables has become closely associated with Charlottetown. Fans can visit this store on Victoria Row. Also attend the musical during the Charlottetown Festival (May to October). Since the production began in 1965, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical has become the longest running in Canada. For a special treat, drive to Cavendish and tour the Green Gables House (shown later in this travel guide).