The Kensington Railway Station is a National Historic Site of Canada, designed by PEI architect Charles Chappell and built in 1904-1905 by local construction company, M.F. Schurman for the Prince Edward Island Railway. The current station was built in 1905, but on this exact spot, the earlier station provided the setting for a remarkable moment in young L.M. Montgomery’s life: on August 11, 1890, she was accompanied by her grandfather, Senator Donald Montgomery, to travel to Western Canada to visit her father, Hugh John Montgomery. On the train that day she met Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Seven days later she and the senator were met by her father in Regina, from where they went on to his home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.