Boughner: Peggy’s Cove – Nova Scotia’s large attraction

Situated 30 minutes from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove is arguably probably the most photographed websites in Canada.

Dawn catches the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. (Mike Drew/Postmedia Information)

Situated 30 minutes from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove is arguably probably the most photographed websites in Canada. Every year, 2.4-million folks go to Nova Scotia and nearly all of guests make their solution to see the enduring lighthouse sitting atop a large mound of granite rock.

The 100-year-old lighthouse is the star attraction, however Peggy’s Cove itself is a picturesque fishing village courting again to 1811. The village captures the essence of life in Atlantic Canada. Lobster boats are moored within the harbour lined with vibrant homes.

In the meantime, with its rugged vistas and historic previous, it’s no surprise that Georgian Bay is internationally famend. By far its most well-known function, nevertheless, are its 30,000 islands, which kind the most important freshwater archipelago on earth. Two cruises on world-renowned Georgian Bay are supplied by the Island Queen, primarily based out of Parry Sound and a model new 40-passenger vessel, the Islander. For extra data name 1-800-506-2628.


Chocolate lovers take be aware! KitKat Canada plans to open a everlasting make-your-own chocolate retailer in Toronto’s Yorkdale Procuring Centre this fall. The transfer comes on the heels of the wildly profitable chocolatory pop-up in Toronto final summer season. The pop-up allowed prospects to make their very own chocolate bars from three completely different sorts of chocolate and as much as three of 16 extra flavours. They may additionally put their identify on it.


Toronto may also be house to Tim Horton’s first high-end boutique cafe. It is going to be situated within the Change Tower at 130 King St. West.


Ridgetown’s Competition of Porches is slated for July 27 and an open air non-denominational church service in Watson’s Grove will happen July 28.


Every year the CNIB Lake Joe Imaginative and prescient Workforce invitations honoured friends and buddies for an unforgettable night of laughter and world-class leisure on the shores of Lake Joseph in Muskoka. Final yr’s all-Canadian basic Rejoice Muskoka Clam Bake was an enormous success and this yr’s occasion Aug. 24 can be larger and higher. Visitors are invited to kick up their boots and get into the spirit of the outdated west at CNIB Muskoka: A Style of Nation.

All proceeds will profit Lake Joe, an accessible camp for youngsters, youth and the young-at-heart who’re blind or partially sighted.


The primary annual Hospice Toronto Golf Match at Nationwide Pines Golf Membership in Innisfil close to Barrie will happen Aug. 12. My grandson, Connor Michaud of Toronto, is organizing the fundraiser in assist of Hospice Toronto. Ticket worth consists of inexperienced charges, golf cart, goodie bag, barbecue lunch and Italian dinner, awards and silent public sale.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and shotgun begin at midday.

For extra data name 705-220-1679 or e-mail [email protected].


The Tall Ships Problem Ontario pageant in Midland will kick-off with a free occasion on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. with the “Assault on the Port of Midland” as a part of the Battle of Georgian Bay Warfare of 1812 re-enactment occasion. It is going to be a fictional naval tall ship battle escalating right into a full-scale marine assault touchdown of American forces on the shores of Midland Harbour. British troops and allies will struggle a retreating battle in protection of their group. After a valiant struggle, overwhelming American numbers finally break down the group’s defenses with the mayor of Midland being captured and formally surrendering the city. Looting and pillaging of native retailers ensues because the People rejoice victory.

The Tall Ships Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday on the 4 tall ships in Midland Harbour. There can be performances by native francophone and indigenous teams, artisans’ market, buskers, fife and drums, pirate-themed air bounces and an interactive theatre all through the weekend.


A number of bus excursions from Toronto to New York are scheduled this summer season by comforttour.com at 1-866-213-0371. They’re four-day, three-night packages and the following closest ones are July 18 and July 25 in addition to Aug. 2.


The annual Detroit Boat Membership Beer Fest will happen Sept. 28 on the Belle Isle Boat Home. It’s a fundraiser for the historic Detroit Boat Membership and one of many social highlights of the yr in Detroit.


A couple of unconventional journeys to take this summer season in your private watercraft embody the Trent-Severn Waterway, Magnetawan River, the North Channel, Decrease Ottawa River and the St. Clair River from Port Lambton to Sarnia.


The annual Crappie Canoe Journey on the Sydenham River is slated for July 28 beginning on the Daybreak Mills Bridge at 10 a.m. and paddling to the Crappie Retailer for a free barbecue. The general public is welcome to affix within the occasion.


Celebrating over 30 years of performing the music of the legendary Pink Floyd, the world-renowned The Australian Pink Floyd Present returns to the Colosseum stage at Caesars in Windsor on Oct. 6. The critically acclaimed present has been entertaining audiences across the globe.

Readers are invited to submit their questions and solutions on journey near house or far-off to journey author Bob Boughner at [email protected].

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