Home to a year round population of a mere 40 people, this little fishing village is one of the most photographed places in Canada. There is no shortage of history and eerie tales about this rugged exposed cove. Over the years the people here have had their share of ups and downs, including the tragedy of Swiss Air 111.
Join us as we venture through a landscape transformed some 12,000 years ago by glaciers. Hiking through the coastal barrens we will learn about the unique vegetation in this area and the wildlife that calls this stark landscape home. Keep your camera handy as you never know when you may spot a whale or seals playing just off the coast here.
Trail Rating: This single track trail consists of some exposed rocks and slight inclines at times. Wooden planks have been positioned over wet patches and the barren landscape means very few trees, sunscreen is highly recommended.
Level of Difficulty:
Children (under 13): 25% off
Students: Tax free
Seniors (60+): Tax free
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
The Granite Barrens
Peggy's Cove Historic Village
*Price above includes: Transportation, lunch, and tour guide. This tour can be paid for on the day of the tour by Cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. This tour starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pick-up/Drop-off for tour is location at the front entrance of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax.
Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).
The 'Peggy's Cove Rock Walk' Tour Video:
About Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Legend has it that the name came from the sole survivor of a shipwreck at Halibut Rock which can be seen near the back end of the cove. Artist and resident William deGarthe said she was a young woman while others claim she was a little girl who was traumatized by the ordeal and could not remember her name and the family who adopted her called her Peggy, which was short for Margaret.
The cove is situated at the head of St. Margaret’s Bay, hence the given name to the young girl. In both versions, the young shipwreck survivor married a resident of the cove and became known as "Peggy of the Cove" attracting visitors from around the bay who eventually named the village,
Peggy's Cove. Every year many artists and photographers flock to Peggy’s Cove to experience this quaint little active fishing village and favourite tourist destination.
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