Hubbards goes to Hollywood. Often.

Hubbards goes to Hollywood. Often.


"Americans are apocalyptic by nature.  The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us."
- Stephen King

Just down the road from our rental house in Hubbards is St. Luke's Anglican Church.  I first noticed it because, well, it looks a bit spooky which is unusual for a church.  Maybe the combination of the paint colors, the architecture, and the fact that it's surrounded by a cemetery gives it an eerie feeling.  The cemetery alone wouldn't be anything unusual as most cemeteries in Canada are adjacent to churches (which kinda makes sense when you think about it from the church's perspective).  When I mentioned my impressions of the church to some of the locals, they informed me that some scenes in the series Haven (based on a Stephen King book entitled The Colorado Kid) were filmed at this church.  Apparently, the Good Shepherd Church in the series was St. Luke's Anglican Church.  I do not follow Stephen King's work but I do know that his genre is what I would label as 'scary stuff' and I don't personally find enjoyment in being terrified.  That's just me; I mean no offense to the very-popular horror genre.  It made perfect sense to me that he (or his crew) would be thrilled at the sight of this church.  They probably did a happy dance when they discovered this place!  Perfect scary movie material.

The same day that I photographed the church, we continued down the small road just to see what was there.  When we came to the end of the road, there was a handwritten sign posted "Beach will close at 2:30pm for filming."  We looked at each other, looked at the clock which read 2:00 pm and kept moving forward.  We figured we could check out the beach for a good 20 minutes and still be out of there in time to be considerate of the 2:30 timeline.  It was a very small but nice neighborhood beach with a bench off to one side in a grassy area where you could look out over beautiful St. Margaret's Bay.  A tractor was raking the sand to make it look undisturbed for the movie and a few people were setting up props.  We stayed off the beach and out of their way but we did spend a few moments on the bench overlooking the bay.  When one of the film crew personnel arrived, we asked him what they would be filming.  He said the planned title was Sea Change and it would probably air on CBS or Fox with no plans to go directly to theaters.  He mentioned that he was on the crew that filmed Haven, also.  He added that this area of Nova Scotia (south shore) was very popular for filming and many movies had been made here, so many that he moved back to Hubbards from his former home in New Brunswick so that he didn't have to commute anymore.

Looking out over St. Margaret's Bay with the Nova Scotia flag flying above.

Looking out over St. Margaret's Bay with the Nova Scotia flag flying above.

Interesting information on the history of Hubbards here.

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Antigonish, NS

Antigonish, NS