Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg - Lighthouse Route and South Shore
Known as the Lighthouse Route, the road leading from Halifax to Peggy's Cove along rugged Atlantic coastline is breathtaking. The tour takes you along the picturesque coast through the villages of Prospect, Shad Bay and West Dover where there are many beautiful photo opportunities.
Peggy's Cove: The original village was settled in 1811 by six families. Today its year-round population numbers around sixty. The cove is named after an early settler, Peggy, now believed to be a ghost. Thousands of tourists visit the cove, Lighthouse Point, the gift shops, marine studio, restaurant and church every season. Inside St. John's Anglican Church are two beautiful murals painted by the late William DeGarthe. He is also the creator of a large monument, constructed between 1977 and 1982, located behind his summer home and the DeGarthe Museum.
Queensland: This is one of several resort areas along the St. Margaret's Bay shoreline. View tuna compounds based on Japanese technology where giant bluefin tuna are farmed for export to Japan for "sushi".
Lunenburg: Founded in 1753 by British and colonial administrations, the first settlers here were German, Swiss and French immigrants. The town is built on a peninsula with both a front and back harbour. The Lunenburg-built schooner Bluenose, launched in 1921, soon made the town famous. In July of 1963 the shipyards built and launched a replica of the schooner christened the Bluenose II. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, located right on the waterfront, contains a theatre, gift shop, restaurant and three museum ships.
Included in this tour is a lunch of world-renowned Nova Scotian lobster. Fresh from the ocean with all the traditional accompaniments, this is a meal you will not soon forget.
Fabulous scenery, gift shops, the ocean and a lunch to remember make this a one-of-a-kind tour.