Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Peggy’s Cove

William E deGarthe Gallery and Monument

Finnish-born local artist William deGarthe (1907–83) sculpted the magnificent Lasting Monument to Nova Scotian Fishermen into a 30m granite outcropping behind his home. The sculpture depicts 32 fishermen, their wive…
Memorial in Peggy’s Cove

Swissair 111 Memorial

This moving memorial commemorates the 229 people who lost their lives on September 2, 1998, when Swissair Flight 111, bound for Geneva, Switzerland, plunged into the ocean 8km off the coast of Peggy's Cove, not long…
Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove

Peggy's Point Lighthouse

The highlight of the cove is this picture-perfect lighthouse, which for many years was a working post office. Meander around the granite landscape that undulates much like the icy sea beyond.
Ice Cream in Peggy’s Cove

Dee Dee's

On hot days, explore the area while licking a delicious homemade-with-local-ingredients ice-cream cone from Dee Dee's. It's near the tourist information center.
Theater in Peggy’s Cove

Old Red Schoolhouse

This performance venue puts on comedies and music performances through the high season. A few shows per season are serviced by shuttle vans that offer round-trips to Halifax hotels. Check the website for details.