The BEST episodes of Road to Avonlea

Every episode of Road to Avonlea ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Road to Avonlea!

Set against the stunning backdrop of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Road to Avonlea follows the adventures of the King family and the residents in the quaint town of Avonlea at the turn of the 20th century.

Last Updated: 12/12/2022Network:CBC (CA)
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Old Quarrels, Old Love
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9.49
39 votes

#1 - Old Quarrels, Old Love

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/30/1990

Hetty King runs in to her old beau, Romney Penhallow, at a wedding and refuses to speak to him, because of an age old quarrel between the two. Romney pursues Hetty and makes her speak to him and they enjoy some quiet time together. Romney has a sad secret, which is finally shared with Hetty. Their friendship becomes more important to both of them, and they are able to make peace with each other. Also, because of Romney, Hetty and Rachel Lynde are finally able to bury the hatchet and become friends once again.

The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King
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9.22
9 votes

#2 - The Calamitous Courting of Hetty King

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/1992

Wally Higgins, an ice skate salesman visiting Avonlea decides that Hetty is the perfect woman for him, she has the perfect sized feet. Wellington Campbell decides that part of the King property is his. Now Hetty works to keep both her freedom and her land. Felicity expects Gus to take her to the skating party and he has yet to ask her to go with him, but he is too proud to admit that he has no skates. When he confides this to Sara, she gives him a pair, but Gus doesn't know how to skate!

Directors: Stuart Gilliard
The Dinner
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8.87
39 votes

#3 - The Dinner

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/21/1993

Now 16, Felicity, decides that a romantic evening with Gus is what their relationship needs. She schemes to empty the house so she and Gus can dine alone. Gus has no idea that they are to dine alone. Alec and Janet return home, from dinner at the White Sands, and although the situation that the two young lovebirds are caught in is totally innocent, Gus is banished. Sara tries to help, but it only makes matters worse. Gus faces Alec, man to man, and asks for permission to "See, Felicity, in the open, and with your blessin'". Alec agrees.

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Incident at Vernon River
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8.83
40 votes

#4 - Incident at Vernon River

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/1993

For his 14th birthday, Felix wants a rifle, but receives a telescope instead. He borrows his fathers rifle to go hunting, on another one of his 'get rich quick schemes', to provide venison for the White Sands Hotel. Gus hears the shot, and finds Felix bending over a wounded Digger. Arthur Pettibone, is a veterinarian student, the oldest son of Clive, who his eye on Felicity. He treats Digger, knowing he is making an impression. Gus is not pleased at Felicity's reaction to Arthur, and realizes that he has competition for her affections.

Writer: Rick Drew
Aunt Hetty's Ordeal
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8.80
70 votes

#5 - Aunt Hetty's Ordeal

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/16/1990

Muriel Stacey, is returning home to Avonlea to see her old school house and her school chum Hetty King. Feeling threatened by her perceived former-rival, Hetty goes out looking for new students. Gus Pike is now working at the cannery, and wants to learn... reading, writing and how to be a gentleman... Hetty is delighted with his enthusiasm. After an accident at home, Hetty is temporarily replaced at school by Muriel, who not only does not want to replace Hetty, but organizes the children to do a "tribute"to her. Gus plays a fiddle solo to express his gratitude to Hetty.

Directors: Stuart Gilliard
Moving On
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8.71
41 votes

#6 - Moving On

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/1993

With the 'romance' of Felicity and Gus progressing, Sara is feeling left out. Then Zak Morgan, and his "Wild West Show" come to town and Sara loses her heart. Hetty and Olivia are very concerned that Sara is getting into a dangerous situation. Sara rodeo rides to impress Zak, and asks if she can join his show. Zak agrees, but when the time comes and the show leaves town Sara is left behind.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
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Strictly Melodrama
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8.70
10 votes

#7 - Strictly Melodrama

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1994

Avonlea is hosting the annual drama competition and Hetty plans to win. She makes a wager with Eleanor McHugh,betting a secret family recipe. Asking Janet to play the lead role, she callously recasts the role when the opportunity arises, giving the part to Isabelle Carrington, famous stage actress. However it turns out that Isabelle's refusal to play the part as originally written (by Hetty of course) forces Hetty to fire her only one day before the competition is set to begin. So Hetty must beg Janet to retake the lead role in time to save the play.

Old Friends, Old Wounds
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8.60
10 votes

#8 - Old Friends, Old Wounds

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/5/1992

It is heartbreak at Green Gables when Marilla Cuthbert dies suddenly, and leaves no will. The assumption is that Anne would always inherit Green Gables from the Cuthberts. When Gilbert Blythe arrives in Avonlea and tries to buy Green Gables it is too late, one of the neighbors has bought it. Rachel Lynde and the children are now homeless, unless Rachel can make friends with the new owner. A man who "hates" Rachel. Rachel has to learn to "mind her tongue"if she wants a to continue to live at Green Gables.

Friends and Relations
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8.50
12 votes

#9 - Friends and Relations

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/1992

Sisters Janet and Abilgail, and Olivia and Hetty, spend the day at an auction, and the men, Jasper, Alec and Felix, all go ice fishing. Before the afternoon is over the women are not on speaking terms. Alec, Gus and Jasper try to deal with questions from Felix on "life" and "women and men, together". Gus talks to Jasper about what it feels like to be in love. The day ends with the women out looking for Abigail's son Lucky, whom they believe is out lost in a snow storm and the men go looking for the women. A joyous reunion takes place in the woods, before they all retire to the King Farm for warmth and renewed feeling for each other, and Jasper makes a toast, to friends... and relations.

Directors: Stephen Surjik
Modern Times
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8.43
7 votes

#10 - Modern Times

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/1994

Plans are on the way for the American millionaire (see Home Movie) to turn the old cannery into a distillery. An outraged Hetty persuades H.B. Dunn sells the cannery to her, but she doesn't know how to run it. Jasper and Olivia take over the day-to-day running of the cannery, and use Gus Pike's expertise in operations. Problems arise that must be solved. Gus and the King family pitch in, even Felicity, and all the lobsters are canned; so Hetty decides The Dales must buy the cannery from her.

Directors: F. Harvey Frost
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Another Point of View
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8.36
11 votes

#11 - Another Point of View

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/1992

Alec is elected to the school board, and Hetty feels that she is being unfairly criticized so she quits her job as schoolmistress in Avonlea. Her replacement is Alistair Dimple, an impoverished actor, pretending to be a teacher. Alistair inspires the students to learn by doing role-playing and, in turn, inspires Hefty to write a book about the island. Alec finds out Dimples "identity", but keeps quiet as Avonlea school battles it out for the History Championship competition against rival Carmody.

Directors: Allan King
The Blue Chest of Arabella King
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8.31
96 votes

#12 - The Blue Chest of Arabella King

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/4/1990

Arabella King, a distant relative, was jilted at the altar, and left all of her wedding finery in a chest which sits in the King Farm kitchen for years. The curious Sara and her cousins Felix and Felicity try to persuade the adults to open the chest. Upon the notification of Arabella's death, they are free to open the chest. Aunt Olivia has begun working for the newspaper and finds a story in the contents of the chest. With the help of Sara and Jasper Dale, Olivia gets her story and solves an old mystery. Jasper and Olivia also discover they share a mutual interest in one another.

Directors: Don McBrearty
Thursday's Child
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8.30
10 votes

#13 - Thursday's Child

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/1994

The King family finds out that Cecily has TB and the townsfolk try to avoid contact with the King family.

The Witch of Avonlea
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8.25
95 votes

#14 - The Witch of Avonlea

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/21/1990

With Aunt Hetty as the Avonlea schoolmistress, Felix is feeling like the "dunce" that she tells him he is. With the help of Peg Bowen, the Witch of Avonlea and a "magic stone" Felix hopes to win the spelling bee, but then he loses the stone. His sister, Felicity sees her dream of becoming the Spelling Champion vanish, when it is Felix who wins. Felix learns that he always had the ability to win and he only needed a bit of self-confidence, just as the wise Peg Bowen wanted him to learn.

Directors: René Bonnière
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High Society
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8.25
12 votes

#15 - High Society

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/1992

Felicity is invited to Kingsport Ladies College, because of her academic excellence. Once there,she is intimidated by the other girl's worldliness, so she lies and pretends that she is Sara's rich sister, using the story's of Sara's life. Gus, worries that he is losing Felicity, and decides that if "good manners and breeding" are important, he is going to get them. Sara and Pierre further Gus's education. Felicity has to face her parents with her lies, and learns a lesson in humility.

Otherwise Engaged
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8.25
8 votes

#16 - Otherwise Engaged

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/22/1994

Certain people in Avonlea are hoping for a progression in romance. Ever since Morgan went away to military school, Izzy has been Clive's singular focus. She feels he needs a wife, and searches through the list of spinster women in Avonlea for a suitable candidate. Izzy sets her sights on either Hetty or Muriel. With an established relationship, Gus and Felicity each have news which could affect their future. Gus has been promoted to Assistant Manager at the White Sands Hotel, meaning that he now has the financial means to ask Felicity to marry him, which meets with Alec's approval. Felicity however has just been accepted into Dalhousie University's medical school in a fast tracked process. Because Gus wants to get married now, whereas Felicity wants to wait until she finishes school - which could be upwards of seven years - Gus and Felicity have to decide what to do about the possibility of a future together. Gus' thoughts are affected by Matt O'Donnell, an old sailor colleague who is passing through Prince Edward Island, while Felicity's are directed by Dr. Jones' practice as well as the financial ability of the Kings to send her to school for seven years.

Memento Mori
star
8.25
8 votes

#17 - Memento Mori

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/1994

The family is planning a 50th birthday party for Hetty. Her publisher, no longer wants "Romance" novels from her. Muriel Stacey returns to town and takes over the general store. When Hetty succumbs to appendicitis, her out look on life changes. She decides to write about what she knows; her childhood and the beauty of the island.

Directors: Don McBrearty
Hearts and Flowers
star
8.17
36 votes

#18 - Hearts and Flowers

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/1993

To make ends meet, Simon Tremayne takes Hetty as his "silent" partner in the hotel. Hetty thinks she can make money by holding a Valentine dance; but a health inspector almost closes the hotel down when he finds a 100 year old bird, dead, in the ice house. Arthur wants to dance with Felicity, who has agreed to go to the dance with Gus, who is being pursued by Chef Pierre's French niece, Suzette.

Writer: Hart Hanson
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A Friend in Need
star
8.14
7 votes

#19 - A Friend in Need

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1994

Davey Keith is already in trouble after the first day of school. After getting caught fighting in the playground, Clive Pettibone assigns him one hundred lines to write as punishment. While this might be difficult enough under any circumstances, for Davey it is doubly severe because he cannot read or write. After he inadvertently lands Sarah in trouble she learns his awful secret. With her help, however, he begins to learn how to read.

Directors: Alan Kroeker
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Heirs and Graces
star
8.11
36 votes

#20 - Heirs and Graces

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/1993

Gus gets Felix a job at the White Sands Hotel, as Simon Tremayne's assistant. The job goes to Felix's head, and causes a riff with Gus. He reveals that the new owner once worked for royalty; the same Duke who just happens to be visiting Carmody. Hetty is determined to get the Duke to come to the Founders Day Banquet and to have the King Family honoured as Avonlea's 'Founding Family'.

Directors: Don McBrearty
Writer: Hart Hanson
Fathers and Sons
star
8.11
9 votes

#21 - Fathers and Sons

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/1994

Felix must decide where his future lies; the farm or the hotel. The choice is too difficult and Felix rebels. He is too tired to work well at either the farm or hotel; and gives up his job. Alec, seeing how unhappy Felix is, urges him to resume working at the hotel. Felix befriends a millionaire, who teaches him the importance of Fathers and Sons and how to "talk" to his father.

Directors: Otta Hanus
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Someone to Believe In
star
8.11
9 votes

#22 - Someone to Believe In

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/1/1994

John Hodgeson, a candidate for Prime Minister, stays at the White Sands with his daughter. Adeline takes a liking to Felix. Alec considers a life in politics after John's encouragement.

Enter Prince Charming (1)
star
8.11
9 votes

#23 - Enter Prince Charming (1)

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/1994

A new minister comes to Avonlea; Rev. Elliott. However, many of the townspeople are put off by his use of humor during sermons. Hetty, in particular, is put off by his son Booth's forwardness in asking Sara to dance a new dance, the Ragtime, with him. Janet is the only one who makes friends with the minister's eccentric wife Viola.

The Great Race
star
8.11
9 votes

#24 - The Great Race

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/1994

Felix wants to enter the steeplechase; but Janet is afraid he'll get hurt. He trains for the race without her knowledge and is injured. Janet and Felix, face their fears; and he enters the race. Clive Pettibone wants to prove to his son that he is still as good a rider as he used to be and also enters the race. Who will win?

Home Movie
star
8.06
35 votes

#25 - Home Movie

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/4/1993

A wealthy American developer tries to modernize Avonlea and reinvent it in the style of a town he built in Pennsylvania. Opinions in the town are mixed; Clara Potts and Olivia take up the case for modernization but Hetty is firmly against it. Meanwhile, Sarah convinces her trust fund (by impersonating Hetty over the telephone) to buy an Edison motion picture camera and send it to Jasper Dale, under the impression that he is to do experiments in frame rate with it for the Edison company. Eventually, Hetty decides to use footage Jasper filmed with his camera to show a visual record of Avonlea, as part of an emotional appeal against the radical rebuilding of the town.

Directors: Don McBrearty
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