Road to Avonlea


Construction on the set for Road to Avonlea started in the summer of 1989, on the former Robert Nesbitt farm on the 6th Concession of Uxbridge, Ontario. The Nesbitt house and barn on the property became the King farm buildings in the series. All the other buildings were just "shells" or "fronts".

Not only the most exterior shots were done in Uxbridge, but three of the books used as background for the show were penned by Lucy Maud Montgomery in her Leaskdale Manse (Leaskdale is one of the 8 hamlets in Uxbridge Township).

The 1995-1996 season was the last one for Road to Avonlea, and the set, except for original buildings, was demolished on February 14 and 15, 1996. The Pine Grove Church on the 7th Concession of Uxbridge was used in several Road to Avonlea episodes including the last show.

Records of Road to Avonlea
Outdoor Set Filming Location Durham Regional Road 21 and
Concession 6 in Uxbridge
Years on CBC 7
Number of Episodes 91
Countries Shown in 140
On-Screen Births 4
Total Cost $105 million
Actors with Speaking Parts 462
Total extras 5,000
Others A python, a bear, trained pigs, sheep,
horses, cows, dogs, cats, raven and
hundreds of bats
Blown Up A boat, school house, cannery(twice),
and general store porch

More on "Road to Avonlea" at Sullivan Entertainment's Web Site

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