Peggy's Cove Things to Do

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    It's why you came - the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

    by 850prc Written Nov 20, 2009

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    Another photo of Canada's most-photographed.

    The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove is the most-photographed in Canada. This beautiful white and red maritime sentinel has guided sailors and guarded the coastline for years and years. Additionally, it hosts a small Canada Post office on its first floor.

    Sure, there are many more secluded lighthouses and villages to check out in Nova Scotia. The hidden gem at Cape D'or comes to mind. But if you are anywhere nearby, you really do need to check out this iconic octagon.

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    Perhaps THE town to get your maritimes image

    by 850prc Written Nov 20, 2009

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    Peggy's Cove scenic, a special shot

    If you are reading VT, then you're probably like me... you enjoy travel and you're seldom caught without your camera.

    As we left for Atlantic Canada, I certainly had certain photo images in my mind, shots that I hoped I could find and record. Peggy's Cove is the sort of place you might find your maritimes image, the one you really want to show off. You may have to work around tourists here and there, but patience is rewarded with spectacular imagery.

    Look at my simple shot of an anchored boat just beyond a small private pier, taken off the south coast at Peggy's Cove.

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    There's a village at Peggy's Cove, too...

    by 850prc Written Nov 20, 2009

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    Houses along the coast at Peggy's Cove, NS

    Most people make the drive out to Peggy's Cove to see the famous lighthouse. And as you've read in my tip, it's the reason WE went, too.

    But, don't forget.... Peggy's Cove is a charming little village, too. It's a nice place to walk around for half an hour or so. There are shops, little restaurants and even some local craft vendors. And of course, get out your camera. I read where Peggy's Cove - the village - is also one of Canada's most-photographed. The whole of Peggy's Cove has "charming maritimes scene" written all over it.

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    Swissair 111 Memorial

    by RavensWing Written Oct 31, 2013

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    On September 2 1998 Swissair 111 left the JFK airport in New York, heading to Geneva. There were 129 passengers on board that day. There was a fire on board and the pilots requested an emergency landing. The pilot wanted to go back to Boston, but the air traffic controllers told them that Halifax was closer. They started dumping fuel in preparation for the emergency landing. They never made it, approximately 10 minutes away from the Halifax airport - Swissair 111 plunged into St Margret's Bay - waters 150 feet deep.

    Dozens of fishing boats and coast guard ships hurried to the crash site, about six miles off the coast of Peggy's Cove. The picturesque fishing village - population 60 - is popular with tourists for its pirate lore and much-photographed lighthouse, but the area also is known for shipwrecks and other maritime tragedies.

    After the first few hours of the nightlong search, the mood among boat crews turned grim when reports of survivors proved false. Instead, boat after boat radioed to a naval command vessel that more body bags were needed to cradle human remains scattered among aircraft debris over several square miles of the Atlantic.

    Body parts, a child's dark blue sweater, a page from a math textbook and a leather purse drifted in the inky blue water.

    The search was finally called off after 33 hours. No survivors.

    The Swissair Memorial is located at The Whalesback penninsula about 1 kilometer from Peggy's Cove. It is one of two memorials built in honor of the victims of Swissair 111. The other memorial is in Bayswater, Lunenburg. The two memorials and the crash site form a triangle. The three notches in the in the Whalesback memorial represent the flight number - 111. The Bayswater memorial contains the 229 names of the victims. The facing stone points towards the crash site.

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    VISIT THE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

    by LoriPori Written Sep 30, 2012

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    As you drive up towards the Lighthouse and the Village -, you will see the VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE on your left. There is plenty of parking spaces available there, so that's what we did. then its a short walk (uphill) to the Village and the Lighthouse.
    After our time exploring and taking pictures, I went in to the Centre, which is a "Nova Scotia" Visitor Centre also. There were plenty of brochures about Peggy's Cove and the other regions of Nova Scotia, all organized in sections. If you haven't already, pick up your copy of "Doers & Dreamers" a comprehensive book on Nova Scotia, with accommodations, restaurants and things to do in the different regions of the province which are all color-coded.

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    Peegy's Cove Fishing Town

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Beautiful Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    The fishing town of Peggy's Cove is small and consist of about 60 people (during the peak season, there are more tourists than locals!). You can walk around and explore the very impressive setting, including colourful wooden houses, fishing boats along the lovely small cove, lobster traps etc etc. This is a photographer's dream. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    VISIT RYER LOBSTERS - LOBSTER POUND

    by LoriPori Written Sep 29, 2012

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    Located near Peggy's Cove in Indian Harbour, you can enjoy the experience of freshly cooked lobster at RYER LOBSTERS .
    Hans and I were headed to Peggy's Cove when I spotted two people sitting on a picnic table (pic #4) enjoying a feast of Lobster. We just had to stop there. I went inside and asked if we could take pictures of some live lobsters that were in the saltwater tanks behind the counter. Well, the lady did one better that that - she actually took out several of them, all in different sized and laid them out on the counter for me to take pictures and for Hans to take videos. They ranged from one pound all the way to the grand-daddy (pic#2) of them all - a 25 pounder. There was even an Albino lobster (pic #1).
    You can buy them uncooked or cooked (for $1.00 more a pound).
    Located at 8494 Peggy's Cove Road.
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    The famous lighthouse

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    Peggy's Cove lighthouse, Nova Scotia

    Tourist come to Peggy's Cove to see the lighthouse, which is the most famous and photographed in Canada. Built in 1915, this octagonal tower marks the eastern entrance to St. Margarets Bay. In summer, you can mail your postcards here - the ground floor of the tower is a post office - the only lighthouse post office in North America. More photos of this lighthouse are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    Head out to the Lighthouse!

    by RavensWing Written Oct 31, 2013

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    Driving through the fishing village
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    It's why you came here, to see the Lighthouse. Take a walk out along the rocks to get to the Lighthouse. Watch out for the slippery spots! The water sprays up and one must be careful not to fall.

    Their is a small fishing village you can walk though. It's so peaceful and serene.

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    The Lighthouse

    by King_Golo Written Nov 24, 2007

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    Ha! I'm probably the only one with this pic!

    Okay, this is why everybody goes there: Visit the lighthouse, take a million pictures, buy a souvenir and send a postcard with a special lighthouse stamp to your buddies at home.
    In case you want to see/do a little more: Climb down the rocks, look for a quiet place and sit down to watch the sea and listen to the waves. Try to find the photographic angle where there are no tourists next to the lighthouse. Cold-shoulder the lighthouse and check out the remaining parts of this wonderful little village.

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    Visit the lighthouse

    by easterntrekker Written Apr 14, 2007

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    Nova Scotia has a lighthouse preservation society .Peggy's Cove is one of the most popular lighthouse and most photographed in Nova Scotia. Visitor's are able to mail their post cards at the Post Office inside the lower level of the lighthouse. Peggy's Cove and the lighthouse may be reached on Highway 333 from Halifax, or Highway 103 from Halifax to Exit 5 and then Highway 333.

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    The Barrens

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    The Barrens, Nova Scotia
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    During the road journey to Peggy's Cove from Halifax, near to Peggy's Cove, you will notice a scenery with lots of rocks (see photos). This place is known as the Barrens and apparently all these rocks were moved into these positions by the advancing glaciers of the last ice age. Due to its geological significance, this place is under protection and will be preserved.

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    Swissair Flight 111 Memorial

    by bminorca Updated Aug 20, 2006

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    Swissair Flight 111 Memorial
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    This memorial is one of the two memorials dedicated to the 229 individuals who lost their lives in the Swissair Flight 111 crash in the Atlantic Ocean near Peggys Cove on 2 September 1998.

    Another memorial is a more private but much larger commemoration located west of the crash site near Bayswater Beach Provincial Park on the Aspotogan Peninsula.

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    The Harbour

    by King_Golo Written Nov 24, 2007

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    The harbour

    Peggy's Cove's harbour is as picturesque as the lighthouse but not many people actually stop there as the buses take the masses directly to the lighthouse. It's not really something special, just a very photogenic little harbour with dark blue water, some lobster cages nearby and colourful buildings.

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    Rocks and the Atlantic Ocean

    by victorwkf Written Dec 18, 2005

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    View of the Atlantic Ocean, Nova Scotia

    The rocky landscape of Peggy's Cove add to it's beauty and you and walk on these rocks to have a fantastic view of the Altantic Ocean with its strong wind. However, be careful because the rocks and slippery and please do not go too near the edge or else you may fall into the sea (this has happened before). More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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