What is the best day trip from Halifax?

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Trevor J. Adams

For the best day trip outside Halifax, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors suggest a trip to nearby Peggy’s Cove, one of the most photographed sites in Canada. With a population of just 46 permanent residents, this tiny fishing village has a history dating back two centuries. For generations, fishermen have sailed out into the North Atlantic from its safe harbor, making their living on the stormy seas. It’s just a 45-minute drive west of Halifax on Route 333 and for visitors, it offers a unique glimpse of a traditional way of life. Clamber around on the rocks (staying safely clear of the dangerous waves), get a shot of the iconic lighthouse, watch the fishing boats come and go, browse through creations from the local artisans and then cap your day with a warm piece of homemade gingerbread topped with whipped cream in the Sou’wester Restaurant. In any season, it’s an unforgettable day trip.

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