"The Journey Begins" is the first episode of Season 1 of Road to Avonlea and the first episode overall.


Sara Stanley, the privileged daughter of a wealthy Montreal merchant, is suddenly sent to live with her deceased mother’s relatives in the town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. Sara manages to adjust, despite her Aunt Hetty's harsh treatment and the pranks played by her cousins at King Farm.



Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast


  • Eric Fink as Mr. Stewart
  • Jennifer Inch as Maid
  • Paul LaRocque as Chauffeur
  • James Mainprize as Mr. Bartholomew
  • Rex Southgate as Mr. Heinrich


Alec King: Well, don't look at me like I have two heads. You two are the long lost King cousins.
Andrew King and Sara Stanley: Cousins?
Alec: Welcome to Prince Edward Island!

Hetty King: I can assure you, there's no room here unless you're willing to sleep in the chicken coop.

Hetty: As the eldest in the family I'm used to making unpopular decisions.

Sara: Listen to me, Andrew. Let's not get angry, let's get revenge.

Peg Bowen: Trickery of mind is just as potent as trickery of deed.

Felix King: I wish... I had all the money in the world. Maybe I could be a millionaire so I wouldn't have to listen to Andrew brag about his stupid father.
Felicity King: I wish that I had a long, slender neck, but no freckles! I wish that I was the most beautiful woman in the world and that a handsome king would travel to Prince Edward Island and would ask me to be his queen.

Hetty: Well, Sara Stanley! I suppose I'm losing a student and a good one at that it turned out.
Sara: I've decided to stay.
Hetty: I can assure you given the chance you will want to be off just... what did you say, child?
Sara: I said I'm staying.

Behind the scenesEdit

Production notes

  • Frances Hyland (Nanny Banks) is billed as a special guest star.
  • Based on The Story Girl and The Golden Road by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The books are set in the village of Carlisle, not Avonlea, and are narrated by a character named Beverly, who along with his brother Felix, are sent to live with their Uncle Roger, Aunt Olivia, and cousins Felicity, Cecily, and Dan. Sara Stanley, the titular Story Girl, is another cousin whose mother is "Aunt Felicity."


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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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