Prince Edward Island on the Small and Big Screenby NovaBrunswick | created - 16 Jan 2019 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Movies and TV shows filmed on, set on or which mention the eastern Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI). This will of course include everyone’s favourite redhead orphan girl, Anne of Green Gables.
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1. Anne with an E (2017–2019)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family
The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.
It is obviously set on PEI, which is an almost mandatory obligation for any adaptation of Anne. However, much of the filming was instead done in Ontario.
2. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Not Rated | 199 min | Drama, Family
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
As with all adaptations of Anne, it is set on PEI. While some of it was filmed at Rustico, PEI, the rest of the filming was done in Ontario.
3. Cavendish (2019– )
30 min | Comedy, Mystery
Two bickering brothers, one a total slacker, the other a stickler for rules, return to their hometown of Cavendish, Canada to reunite with their estranged father after 30 years. However, weird things keep happening in town.
As the title suggests, it is set in Cavendish, PEI. The protagonists travel to PEI to try to get into a production of the Anne of Green Gables musical.
4. Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2004 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Drama
A young girl and her father move into an old house haunted by the presence of a dead former resident and her beloved cat.
This strange early Ellen (now Elliot) Page vehicle was filmed in Charlottetown, PE.
5. Emily of New Moon (1998–2003)
TV-G | 60 min | Drama
An orphan is sent to live with relatives in picturesque turn-of-the-century Prince Edward Island.
Filmed in Charlottetown, Summerside and Cavendish, PEI.
6. Terry (2005 TV Movie)
120 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Terry Fox's unprecendented cross-Canada marathon on an artificial leg for cancer research that made him a national hero.
Partly filmed in Charlottetown, PEI.