Peggys Cove is 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax and comprises one of the numerous small fishing communities located around the perimeter of the Chebucto Peninsula.
The community is named after the cove of the same name, a name also shared with Peggys Point, immediately to the east of the cove. The village marks the eastern point of St. Margaret’s Bay.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage and the perfect place for your next holiday vacation. Through our 188 communities, explore charming seaside towns, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses. Imagine the vivacity of city living, the charms of small town life and the pristine beauty of nature - all in one place!
The entire Halifax region delights with its impressive array of entertainment, attractions, fine restaurants, colourful gardens and lively nightlife.
he area comprising present day Halifax County was settled for thousands of years by the Mi’kmaq. Those who settled on Halifax Harbour called it Jipugtug (anglicised as “Chebucto”), meaning Great Harbour. The first permanent European settlement in the area was the establishment of the Town of Halifax, named after the British Earl of Halifax, in 1749 when the colonial capital was transferred from Annapolis Royal; other towns and villages were established throughout adjacent areas of what would become Halifax County in the decades that followed. In 1996 the provincial government amalgamated all municipal governments within Halifax
GEORGE’S ISLAND with the small lighthouse on the side.
County to create HRM, a regional municipality comprising approximately 200 individual communities or placenames for civic addressing grouped into eighteen planning areas for zoning purposes. Culture The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major cultural centre within the Atlantic provinces. The municipality’s urban core also benefits from a large population of post-secondary students who strongly influence the local cultural scene. HRM has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums, as well as most of the region’s national-quality sports and entertainment
THE TOWN CLOCK also sometimes called the Old Town Clock or Citadel Clock Tower
facilities. The municipality is home to many performance venues, namely the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the Neptune Theatre, and The Music Room. HRM also is the home to many of the region’s major cultural attractions, such as Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Khyber ICA, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Neptune Theatre. On special occasions, the city will put on a fireworks display which is best viewed from a boat. The region is noted for the strength of its music scene and nightlife, especially in the central urban core. See List of musical groups from Halifax, Nova Scotia for a partial list.
THE PUBLIC GARDENS The finest original formal Victorian Public Garden in North America.
Published on Mar 3, 2012