"I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
This article is about the first season of
Road to Avonlea (1990–1996). You may be looking for the first season of Green Gables Fables (2014–2016), Project Green Gables (2015–2018) or Anne with an E (2017–2019).

Season 1 is the first season of Road to Avonlea (1990–1996). The season premiered with "The Journey Begins" on January 7, 1990, and ended with "Nothing Endures But Change" on November 11, 1990.


Sara Stanley is forced to live with her deceased mother’s relatives, the King Family, in the charming town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, after her father is charged with embezzlement. Despite the harsh discipline of her aunt Hetty and the pranks from her cousins, Felix and Felicity, Sara manages to adjust.

She befriends the shy inventor, Jasper Dale, and together they arrange a magic lantern show to replace stolen library funds. Afterwards, Sara is called the 'Story Girl' and her curiosity takes her on many adventures among the towns most eccentric people. When winter comes, Sara's father is acquitted of the charges and returns to take her home with him. Hetty refuses to depart with her niece however, and an old rivalry is rekindled.

Sara's journey down the Road to Avonlea takes her and the entire King Family through tales of romance, fancy, tragedy and comedy. Sara’s story is intertwined with many unforgettable L.M. Montgomery characters from the cast of the original Anne of Green Gables mini-series.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Melyssa Ade as Girl #2 (1/13)
  • Helen Beavis as Mrs. Simpson (1/13)
  • Rebecca Bernstein as Girl #1 (1/13)
  • Tom Bishop as Mr. Beatty (1/13)
  • Al Black as Auction Man 2 (1/13)
  • Streisan Chapman as Girl #3 (1/13)
  • Bill Cody as Rupert Bell (1/13)
  • Alyson Court as Margie Purdie (1/13)
  • Jane Dingle as Old Lady's Daughter (1/13)
  • Jim Feather as Maitre d' (1/13)
  • Eric Fink as Mr. Stewart (1/13)
  • Robert Galbraith as Hotel Manager (1/13)
  • Al Heffering as Auction Man 1 (1/13)
  • Jennifer Inch as Maid (1/13)
  • Mary Land as Young Woman (1/13)
  • Paul LaRocque as Chauffer (1/13)
  • Michael Longstaff as Fred Bell (1/13)
  • James Mainprize as Mr. Bartholomew (1/13)
  • David Malek as Prince of Spelling (1/13)
  • Gordon Masten as Pat Frewen (1/13)
  • Michael Matthews as Auctioneer (1/13)
  • Phyllis Novak as Maid (1/13)
  • Gladys O'Connor as Older Lady (1/13)
  • Jonathan Potts as Herschel (1/13)
  • John Shepherd as Henry (1/13)
  • Rex Southgate as Mr. Heinrich (1/13)
  • Molly Thom as Old Lady (1/13)
  • Kathryn Trainor as Lawson Niece (1/13)
  • Pieter van Dijk as Boy #1 (1/13)
  • Philip Wynne as Banker (1/13)

Other cast

  • Bodie as Mr. Riley (1/13)



There have been 11 official novelisations of episodes from Season 1.

Behind the scenesEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Sullivan Entertainment live-action universe
Anne of Green Gables (1985) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea: The Movie (1990) · Road to Avonlea (1990–1996) (episodes · gallery)
Happy Christmas, Miss King (1998) (gallery) · Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000) (gallery · soundtrack)
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning (2008) (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 1 episodes
"The Journey Begins" (gallery) · "The Story Girl Earns Her Name" (gallery) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (gallery)
"The Materializing of Duncan" (gallery) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (gallery) · "Proof of the Pudding" (gallery) · "Conversions" (gallery)
"Aunt Abigail's Beau" (gallery) · "Malcolm and the Baby" (gallery) · "The Witch of Avonlea" (gallery) · "Felicity's Challenge" (gallery)
"The Hope Chest of Arabella King" (gallery) · "Nothing Endures But Change" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 2 episodes
"Sara's Homecoming" (gallery) · "How Kissing Was Discovered" (gallery) · "Aunt Hetty's Ordeal" (gallery)
"Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love" (gallery) · "Old Quarrels, Old Love" (gallery)
"May the Best Man Win" (gallery) · "Family Rivalry" (gallery) · "Sea Ghost" (gallery) · "All That Glitters" (gallery)
"Dreamer of Dreams" (gallery) · "It's Just a Stage" (gallery) · "A Mother's Love" (gallery) · "Misfits and Miracles" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 3 episodes
"The Ties That Bind" (gallery) · "Felix and Blackie" (gallery) · "Another Point of View" (gallery)
"But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 1" (gallery) · "But When She Was Bad... She Was Horrid: Part 2" (gallery)
"Aunt Janet Rebels" (gallery) · "A Dark and Stormy Night" (gallery) · "Friends and Relations" (gallery)
"Vows of Silence" (gallery) · "After the Honeymoon" (gallery) · "High Society" (gallery)
"The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King" (gallery) · "Old Friends, Old Wounds" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 4 episodes
"Tug of War" (gallery) · "The Lady and the Blade" (gallery) · "Incident at Vernon River" (gallery) · "Boys Will Be Boys" (gallery)
"Moving On" (gallery) · "Evelyn" (gallery) · "The Dinner" (gallery) · "Heirs and Graces" (gallery) · "Hearts and Flowers" (gallery)
"Felicity's Perfect Beau" (gallery) · "The Disappearance" (gallery) · "Home Movie" (gallery) · "Hearth and Home" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 5 episodes
"Fathers and Sons" (gallery) · "Memento Mori" (gallery) · "Modern Times" (gallery) · "A Friend in Need" (gallery)
"Strictly Melodrama" (gallery) · "The Great Race" (gallery) · "Stranger in the Night" (gallery)
"Someone to Believe In" (gallery) · "Thursday's Child" (gallery) · "Best Laid Plans" (gallery)
"Otherwise Engaged" (gallery) · "Enter Prince Charming" (gallery) · "The Minister's Wife" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 6 episodes
"The Return of Gus Pike" (gallery) · "Lonely Hearts" (gallery) · "Christmas in June" (gallery) · "Fools and Kings" (gallery)
"Comings and Goings" (gallery) · "The Trouble with Davey" (gallery) · "Great Expectations" (gallery) · "A Fox Tale" (gallery)
"The More Things Change" (gallery) · "Home is Where the Heart Is" (gallery) · "What a Tangled Web We Weave" (gallery)
"A Time to Every Purpose" (gallery) · "Homecoming" (gallery)
Road to Avonlea Season 7 episodes
"Out of the Ashes" (gallery) · "Love May Be Blind... But the Neighbours Ain't" (gallery) · "Davey and the Mermaid" (gallery)
"Woman of Importance" (gallery) · "Secrets and Sacrifices" (gallery) · "Ah... Sweet Mystery of Life" (gallery)
"King of the Great White Way" (gallery) · "Total Eclipse" (gallery) · "From Away" (gallery) · "After the Ball is Over" (gallery)
"Return to Me" (gallery) · "The Last Hurrah" (gallery) · "So Dear to My Heart" (gallery)
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