365 Canadian Sights | Day 158: Lighthouse Week – Peggys Cove Lighthouse

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Probably the most well-known lighthouse in Canada, maybe the world, this is proof that these nautical navigational aids are great tourist attractions, too.

What exactly makes this spot so iconic is a little hard for me to pin down, but the granite point a little lighthouse looking out over the Atlantic has become one of Canada’s most famous landmarks.

There isn’t one specific thing that makes it, it’s really a perfect opportunity to compose a photo of four easily defined components: the structure, the rocky point, the ocean and the sky. Maybe it’s this simplicity, augmented by the very simple lighthouse, that makes it fun to take photos of.

Built in 1914, the lighthouse has become one of Nova Scotia’s great tourist attractions, and drawn (somewhat ironically) people to its light for decades, despite the original economic driver there being lobster.

Located less than an hour out of Halifax, this is one that’s a nice and easy day trip by car or a potentially epic bike trip one day. I imagine there are some tour companies that run busses out the town of Peggy’s Cove as well, being that it’s a popular destination, but you’ll have to check it out yourself.

Perhaps not shockingly, the lightouse is the top thing to do in the village of Peggys Cove (according to TripAdvisor). Perhaps shockingly, the famed structure doesn’t have a significant historical designation. For more on the region and lighthouse, this is a good place to start.

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