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Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

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Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove.<br><br>Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII.<br><br>From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse.<br><br>Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
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YTCHENG wrote a review Oct 2019
Hong Kong, China15,500 contributions1,174 helpful votes
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Joined the self-guided group tour to learn the history and architecture of the Province House built in 1819 was a historical treasure as it was the oldest one still in use in Canada. Visit through security screening was necessary. The tour to legislative library was recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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on_the_go_98765 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tucson15,537 contributions1,520 helpful votes
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The building is an historical treasure: since 1819, the Legislature has been meeting here, making this the oldest house of government in all of Canada. In 1996, it was placed on the National Historic Site of Canada registry. Three floors tall, it is open for tours during business hours but it is recommended that visitors book ahead. In the courtyard stands a Boer War soldier on a pedestal, waving his rifle. As a newcomer to the two Boer Wars (the US was neutral and remained uninvolved, seeing it as a conflict similar to their own revolution), the story of the conflict and the monuments to this circa 1900 part of British history has intrigued me. An excellent biography of the war is told in "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill" (Candace Millard). The second part of the war lasted nearly 3 years and the losses for Britain were absolutely staggering. Formal troop fighting style met its match against the Boer farmers' guerrilla tactics. Almost everywhere we went in Canada (as well as New Zealand and Australia), the monuments to the Boer War dead reinforced the scope of the tragic war. Monuments like this are intended to honor those who died elsewhere and not buried in their home land. The war did produce a necessary adjustment to how British forces would fight in the future. It consumed my attention to study this statue of an officer leading a charge, and to comprehend how difficult it must have been to engage in a Viet Nam style ground war in a climate and geography so alien. The felt-domed hat and chin strap, formal leggings covering shoes and pants, khaki uniform, and munitions were in stark contrast to the stealthy Boer farmers (aged 16 to 60) who utilized the element of surprise and ambush to their advantage. It is estimated that 22,000 British troops died in this conflict (2/3 from disease). The Province House is a beautiful piece of history but there's a lot of history around the grounds, too.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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beaucaboo wrote a review Aug 2019
Montreal, Canada136 contributions60 helpful votes
We were two adults that visited this site on August 23, 2019. We had the choice of doing the tour on our own or doing a guided tour. We opted for the guided tour . We only had to wait 5 minutes. Our tour guide was Binta. She was excellent, informative & told us interesting facts, stories & tidbits!! This place is crawling with history. It is also full of many original paintings. Our favourite was visiting the legislature, where laws are proposed, debated and either passed or defeated. Excellent. The library was also fascinating. After the tour, you are free to visit on your own, which we did. We saw two beautiful rooms on the ground floor. One room is called the Veterans' Room and the other room is directly opposite. Province House is well worth a visit!! Please note that you need a photo ID to enter. Also you need to go through a security check, similar to what happens at airports.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Dennis R wrote a review Aug 2019
Las Cruces, New Mexico5 contributions
This is a good history stop.It tells well the politcal history of Nova Scotia tours are regular with good docents.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Michael H wrote a review Aug 2019
Burke, Virginia203 contributions84 helpful votes
Superior self guided or with a guide tours. Great selection of paintings and history. The rooms are rich in history and beauty. The moldings are incredible! The Royal Seat and the NA legislature are impressive. And of course you can get a close up of the Mace.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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