Peggy's Cove on Your Own

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate

From (USD) $48 Per Adult / $34 Per Child

Peggy's Cove on Your Own

3.5 Hours
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Moderate

From (USD) $48 Per Adult / $34 Per Child

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      Peggy's Cove on Your Own

      Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
      From (USD) $48 Per Adult / $34 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Peggy's Cove: Walk along the seawall, watch the fishing boats come in, savor some chowder at a harbor cafe, shop, or find Peggy's actual cove. (It's there.)
      • The lighthouse: This classic red and white beacon, known as the world's most photographed lighthouse, has guarded the entrance to St. Margarets Bay since 1914.  
      • Roundtrip transportation: Enjoy the beautiful scenery as your GoBe guide gives you a helpful orientation to the village and tells you where to meet for the return to Halifax.
      About this Halifax, Nova Scotia tour

      It's hard to believe that Peggy's Cove wasn't built just to serve as a subject for postcards, landscape paintings, and travel magazine photo spreads. Dotted with colorful fishing boats, rustic saltbox-style buildings and lined by a rocky shore, Peggy's is impossibly perfect.

      There's some myth attached to the town's name. The most popular story is that it came from the sole survivor of an 1800 shipwreck who was either a young woman (according to the late William deGarthe, the town's most famous artist) named Peggy, or a little girl who didn't know her name. A local family adopted her and called her Peggy, after nearby St. Margaret's Bay; she became known as "Peggy of the Cove," a name eventually adopted and adapted by the village.

      If you like art, stop by the house deGarthe once lived in, now a museum dedicated to his work. You should at least see his two murals at St. John's Anglican Church. They're affectionate tributes to Nova Scotia fishermen, and they tell you a lot about life here – as does the artist. Born in Finland, he emigrated to Canada in 1926 on a quest to find "the most beautiful spot on earth." He had tickets for Brazil on a ship out of Halifax, but never boarded – he settled in Peggy's Cove instead, and lived there for the rest of his life. "I didn't have to travel any farther," he explained later. He had found the spot.

      Swept away

      Picturesque doesn't even begin to describe the Peggy's Point Lighthouse. Built in 1914 to replace the original wooden structure, it's perched precariously on a granite outcrop at the edge of the bay. Some visitors ignore the signs on the rocks and the bronze plaque on the lighthouse about the unpredictable surf – and get swept out to sea. (Don't be one of those people.)

      Getting prepared
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      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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