365 Canadian Sights | Day 316: Fisherman’s Cove

| Image from Flickr/John McCarthy via CC BY NC 2.0 |

The Maritime’s roots in fishing and the ocean have been kept alive in this little community.

Restored in the min-90s to a traditional (but cared for) state, Fisherman’s Cove is a little piece of Halifax’s heritage, with a boardwalk, docks and shops hanging on to the rocks and ever-changing tide.

The structures on pilings and small craft give the area a quaint feel, with little sign of concrete, industrial businesses or an overarching commercial goal.

At the same time, it doesn’t hurt that it’s a tourist spot now, as everything is kept looking on point and there’s an effort to keep the area looking lively, like a CBC special.

About a 20-minute drive from downtown Halifax, this is a decent bike ride or an hour-long bus ride (which is probably one of the nicer transit trips around) as well. If you’re in Halifax and unable to get away from the city for a visit to Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg, this is a fun side jaunt.

The top thing to do in Eastern Passage, I’m not sure how it does vs. the rest of Halifax on TripAdvisor, to be honest. Tourism Nova Scotia has a page dedicated to the neighbourhood here. Since it’s a tourist sight in its own right, it has an official website, too, here.

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