Posts by: WantsToTravelMore

Peggy’s Cove – A Mandatory Day Trip from Halifax

Peggy’s Cove is likely the cutest seaside town you have ever seen.  Depending on the route you take (I prefer the taking Highway 103 from Halifax and connecting to Highway 333 so that you pass through French Village and Indian Harbour before reaching Peggy’s Cove.) you will need 40 – 50 minutes to drive to Peggy’s Cove.  During the busy seasons, it’s recommended to arrive early so as to avoid crowds. You have to plan to drive back or continue on somewhere else, because Peggy’s Cove is primarily for looking, not staying.  The town captures the essence of an Atlantic […]

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Halifax and The Titanic

On April 15, 1912, the most famous ocean liner in the word sank at the will of an iceberg and the arrogance of shipbuilders.  Many Canadian ports were involved in the rescue and recovery operation.  Halifax had the sad task of being a victim identification centre and explains why three Halifax cemeteries hold graves from this tragedy. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (located at 1675 Lower Water Street Halifax) has a permanent exhibit, which was updated with new artefacts including a mortuary bag and a carved table leg.  Many Titanic artefacts have been spread all over Atlantic Canada – […]

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Acadians – A Mini Primer

Many people know the name Acadian or Acadia, but probably would be hard-pressed to be sure who they were talking about.  When you visit Nova Scotia, it’s good to have the basics so you can better enjoy the various Acadian cultural artefacts and events. In the 1600s 500 French settlers colonized Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, calling the area Acadie, and prospered and, in the 1750s, their numbers were about 14,000. Unfortunately, the British had claimed Nova Scotia as its colony.  In 1755, Acadians were rounded up for an unwilling deportation.  Over 6000 Acadians were put on boats bound for elsewhere, […]

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