Halifax and Peggy's Cove - A Combined Tour
4 to 7 hours
The tour begins with highlights of Halifax, the largest city east of Montreal and the capital of Nova Scotia. Founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America, Halifax is steeped in maritime history. Leaving Halifax, passengers will enjoy a forty-five minute drive along the scenic coastal route to Peggy's Cove. One of Canada's most visited places, the lighthouse, perched on the edge of the ocean, and the quaint fishing village attract thousands of tourists each year.
Grand Parade Square: The Grand Parade is the central square of the original town. The Town Clock was built in 1803 at the request of Prince Edward who felt that Haligonians were not punctual enough. St. Paul's church, situated in the square, is Canada's oldest Anglican church.
Halifax Citadel: The British began construction on this fortress in 1858 to protect the city and one of the main ports of entry into British North America. The hilltop location offers visitors a panoramic view of the harbour and the city.
West Dover: This small fishing community has a population of around 275. The quaint setting gives you a taste of what is to come.
Peggy's Cove: The original village was settled in 1811 by six families. Today its year-round population numbers around sixty. Nestled on the rocky shoreline of St. Margaret's Bay, the area offers spectacular, world-famous scenery.
Devonian Granite Rock Formations: These huge 350 to 415 million-year-old boulders were scattered by retreating glaciers about 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. Almost unreal, they appear to be growing out of the fields of moss and shrubs.
William E. DeGarthe: Marine artist DeGarthe sculpted a 100-foot granite monument depicting thirty-two fishermen, their wives and children on an outcropping behind his summer house. Visit this and two murals located in the Anglican Church while at Peggy's Cove.
Fabulous scenery, gift shops and the ocean make this a one-of-a-kind tour.