Thursday, July 4, 2019

Travel Thursday - Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg

Before we begin our very Canadian post, we would like to wish all our dear American friends a Happy 4th of July. As you may recall, Hailey is actually a transplant to Canada. She was born in Ohio and move to Canada when she was about 6 months old with a convoy of pups from overrun rescues. We celebrate without fireworks! 


This will be the second part of my trip with my mom and sister to the east coast of Canada.

On our second full day, we piled into the jeep and headed to Peggy's Cove. This famous little fishing town was named by Champlain after his mother. It boasts the year round population of about 30, so at pretty much any given moment there are more visitors than residents. 

Besides the fresh seafood, the cove is famous for the lighthouse. 

A piper busked at the rocks leading to the lighthouse

We visited June 1, the lobster season ended May 31st so there were traps everywhere. 

After our exploration of Peggy's Cove we drove along the coast to the charming little town of Lunenburg.  This town was one of the first settlements in which the British attempted to displace the First Nations people by settling Protestants. Founded in 1753, it is now a Unesco World Heritage Site because it is the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.  That is because it has retained the original layout and many of the original wood buildings. 

Here we explored the town by horse and buggy. We were toured around by Jack. He was a feisty horse, who would have loved to run the streets if he had been allowed! 

Over the yellow door is what is believed to be the oldest stain glass window in Canada

This is the former school

Known as the wedding cake house

Memorial to the people lost to the sea

Home of the Bluenose who was not in port when we came

On our last half day, before heading to the airport we visited the Maritime Museum in Halifax. There is an excellent display of Titanic relics as it was ships from Halifax that helped recover the dead. Somehow we managed not to take any pictures there. I think we were all just enjoying the moment!

It was a lovely long weekend. If you have the opportunity to visit Eastern Canada, do!


  1. oh this is so beautiful!!! and even a piper was there..... LOVE IT!!!

  2. what a perfect weekend, and one I would have loved to do with you.. I am in love with JACK and that wedding cake house... all those houses are fantastic. I love old frame buildings and the first photo of Peggy's cove is beautiful... I enjoyed my quick trip to your beautiful Canada.

  3. What beautiful towns and Jack is such a handsome boy! We would love to visit eastern Canada!

  4. I'll be heading down to PEI in August, trying to decide if I should go on to Nova Scotia. After seeing your pictures maybe I will.

  5. Hari om
    Oh yes, I second that suggestion... it's like a separate land, isn't it? Am so glad you found the same joy and interest as I did. YAM xx

  6. What a lovely town! Thanks for sharing those pictures.

  7. Definitely putting Halifax on our bucket list...what a quaint little town!

  8. I would love to visit Nova Scotia some time.
    That old school building is spectacular. I'm wondering what it is used for these days?
    Cheers, Gail.

  9. K10 my parents went to Peggy's Cove years ago. The never took photos. LOL They talked about that trip forever now I see why. That first photo is frame worthy. Look at the the light house.
    Jack cracked me up. He looks like he's giving you the stinky eye.

    Hugs HiC

  10. We love to visit small quaint towns and
    this looks like a perfect place to visit.
    Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

  11. Peggy's Cove reminds Mom of her childhood summers at the seashore. What a quaint spot!!! Thanks for sharing.

    No fireworks at our house either, there are more than enough all around us:(

    Happy Fourth of July!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. Such gorgeous little towns, would love to visit them.

  13. Hope to visit eastern Canada some day.
    Coffee is on

  14. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. What a beautiful place to visit.

  15. Spectacular photos! LOVE, love, love seaside village scenes and lighthouses-something we don't have around here.

  16. Thanks for sharing the fantastic photos. We love seeing Jack, he looks so adorable. Looks like a wonderful place to take a nice trip. Giving us some ideas now. Have a great rest of your weekend.
    World of Animals

  17. Wow, those are fabulous photos. The ocean setting is so glorious. Thank you so much for taking us with you.

  18. My dad said that he'd love to go visit. Thank you for the great photos.


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