Peggy's Cove, Halifax

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  • The village of Peggy's Cove at dusk
    The village of Peggy's Cove at dusk
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  • Peggy's Cove lighthouse, Nova Scotia
    Peggy's Cove lighthouse, Nova Scotia
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  • SwissAir flight 111 Memorial
    SwissAir flight 111 Memorial
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    Population: 40, Tourists: Oh, thousands!

    by Jefie Written Sep 10, 2006

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    Peggy's Cove might be to Nova Scotia what Tadoussac is to Quebec: a very well-known tiny village! Founded in 1811, Peggy's Cove only has a population of 40, and yet each year thousands of tourists flock to the village to admire its unique landscape and take a picture of the lighthouse, making it one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world! It is located at a very convenient distance from Halifax, which makes it a great destination for a short road trip.

    Peggy's Cove also was in the news in 1998, when 229 people aboard SwissAir flight 111 perished off the coast of Peggy's Cove. A very sober and yet moving memorial was erected about 1 mile away from the village.

    Peggy's Cove lighthouse, Nova Scotia Welcome to Peggy's Cove! Lobster cages at Peggy's Cove The village of Peggy's Cove at dusk SwissAir flight 111 Memorial
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    Peggy's Cove

    by jedd43 Updated Apr 4, 2004

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    Be sure to view the Halifax Travelogue for more photos.

    Visit Nova Scotia's Lighthouses also, the one pictured here is at Peggy's Cove.

    Nova Scotia has the largest number of lighthouses in Canada-150 .

    Peggy's Cove

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    Experience Peggy's Cove

    by davidjoha Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    Everyone knows about Peggy's Cove but it is a real experience to go there. You can climb around on the bare boulders lining the coast and look out toward the ocean, experience the waves coming in, take pictures of the quaint little fishing cove, see the fisherman's monument carved into the rock (pictured), and, best of all, mail a postcard at the famous lighthouse. Peggy's Cove is a beautiful place.

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    Get out to the rest of the...

    by sirpantsalot Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Get out to the rest of the surrounding areas and allow yourself enough time to do so. Things like Peggy Cove are well known and very popular. Peggys Cove solitaty light house is the world's most photographed post office. Not far from here is the cairn dedicated to the lost lives of the Swissair flight 111 crash just off the coast. Make it a day trip though and stop at Mahone Bay and Lunenburg as well or maybe stay at a B&B. Although you won't want to hurry because it is too pretty. Be careful also because the roads are in a bad state of repair in some sections. For more info go to

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