Peggy's Cove

  • Port

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3 Hours

  • Meals Included


To truly experience the sheer majesty and power of the Atlantic Ocean until you must travel along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village and unspoiled beauty of Peggy’s Cove.

Peggy’s Cove is an authentic fishing village -- little wonder it has been an inspiration for artists and an irresistible lure for budding and seasoned adventurers for generation after generation. The colorful houses and fishing shacks perched atop the solid stone rocky outcrop that overlooks the restless waters of the Atlantic exhibit the wear and tear of the ocean and its punishing storms. Yet they endure, much like the small population of approximately 40 year round residents.

Your guide will offer a lobster demonstration and you can even hold a live lobster.

Take time to view the most photographed lighthouse in the whole world and see a famous piece of artwork inspired by this harsh yet breathtaking landscape -- a granite carving by local resident William deGarthe that beautifully depicts the life and the people of the area.

You’ll have some free time to stroll along the rocks on your own, browse through the many souvenir shops, and see the unusual rock formations forged by glaciers during the last Ice Age.


Transfer time to Peggy’s Cove is one hour each way. You will have one hour of free time in the village itself. Guests wishing to spend more time in Peggy's Cove should opt for the ‘Peggy's Cove Extended Visit & Lunch’ tour which offers 2½ hours in the town. For safety, visitors are asked to stay off the rocks and away from the shoreline. Wear warm clothing, a raincoat and sturdy, low-heeled shoes as the wind often carries saltwater spray great distances. You will encounter gravel pathways, paved areas, wooden decking, cement sidewalks, inclines, steps and rocky areas (walking time is approximately one hour). Walking at Peggy's Cove is optional.