Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Hello from New Scotland, Canada (aka Nova Scotia).  Peggy’s Cove is a small town about 30 minutes outside of Halifax known for it’s granite rock formations and lighthouse.  Peggy’s Cove in the early 1900’s hit its peak population of approximately 300 people.  Now it is less than 100 but is still quite the bustling tourist destination.

This Monday in Canada is Thanksgiving so the Canadians were out traveling in full force.  There were a lot of cars driving in for the day to check out the lighthouse.

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia Light House

Mom took the camera from me and got some action shots while I frolicked on the big granite rocks.

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia rocks

Posing way up top.

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia rocks 2

Mom in front of the lighthouse:

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia lighthouse

The lighthouse base used to be the town post office.  They recently had to close it due to mold and probably because of this too:

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia warning sign

Putting the post office right by the treacherous sea?  I saw one person fall on the rocks (wasn’t a serious fall) but not anyone by the sea.

The town of Peggy’s Cove:

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia fishery

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia village

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia village 2

Lobster traps

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia village 3

Most people in Peggy’s Cove and the surrounding area are involved in tourism and fishing industries.  You can tell by all the lobster traps and boats docked around town.

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia waterways

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia waterways 2

It was a cute little town.  I would recommend a side trip here if you are ever in Halifax.  It gets a little crowded on the weekends (and probably more so on a holiday weekend) so go early.

We are off to Prince Edward Island where Anne of Green Gables was set and written.  Not ashamed to admit that Anne of Green Gables is my favorite PBS miniseries and I love watching it on those weekends they run it.  I’m a nerd 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. Courtney says:

    Pretty! But don’t you wish you were here at work with me today??? 🙂

  2. So beautiful! Little towns really can be the most charming, especially the ones by the sea! Love your photos, and there is nothing to be ashamed of with Anne of Green Gables!!! 🙂

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