For a panoramic viewpoint of the beautiful seascapes and landscape of the Halifax Regional Municipality, click on each of the destination image headlines below. For further information visit Peggy's Cove Region visit http://www.peggyscovearea.com and for the Seaside Tourism region along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia visit http://www.seacoasttrail.com.
Clam Harbour Beach
Three Fathom Harbour
This long outcropping of rocks is a breakwater. It protects boats from the harsh pounding of the wind and seas. Hurricane Juan still battered the fishing village here and most of the small cabins were destroyed; however, almost all of the cabins have been rebuilt and the "reserve" is back to its original splendour. A place to visit just 30 minutes drive from downtown Halifax
Musquodoboit Rail Trail
About a 20 minute hike uphill is the Gibraltar Rock look-off at the Northern end of the Musquodoboit Rail Trail. Most of the trail follows the old railway line, but there are also plenty of back country trails to suit the hiking enthusiast. You can bike the rail trail, but you can only get up here by foot. The trail follows a ridge and there are all several look offs all along the way. This one is Gibraltar Rock, at the Northern end of the trail. Other back country trails include the North Granite ridge Trail - about a 4-6 hour hike, The South Granite ridge Trail - about a 4-6 hour hike and the Admiral lake Loop - about a 3-4 hour hike.
Stroll back in time to the 1940s at Memory Lane Heritage Village. This award winning site includes 13 rescued buildings from the surrounding coastal communities, authentically restored to the 1940s period. Local animators share their memories of the industry and skills of this period. The site also features a working cookhouse (serving heritage meals), farm animals and garden. The fishing, mining and forestry industries are represented alongside a beautiful community church, one-room schoolhouse, general store and homestead. A Genealogy and Archives Research Centre hosts a variety of materials on the families, social, natural and economic history of the Eastern Shore. https://museum.gov.ns.ca
Traditional Boat Building
Welcome To Terence Bay. Less than a 30 minute drive from the Halifax waterfront this beautiful fishing village lies on the southeastern shore of Nova Scotia. Like many of our sea coast villages, fishing has been its economic mainstay for more than two centuries, but ecotourism is flourishing. Evidence of this can be seen at the old fish plant which now occupied by the Sea Sun Kayaking School. Just 15 minutes down the road is Peggy's Cove (one of North America's most photographed locations).
Musquodoboit Light on Kent Island
Swiss Air Memorial
Cast among a unique rock landscape is the memorial for the victims of Swissair Flight 111, which crashed right off the coast of Nova Scotia on September 2nd 1998. The disaster put Nova Scotia in the focal point of the world's media as the desperate search for survivors commenced. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Nova Scotians indelibly reasserted their reputation as a warm and friendly people, with volunteers working tirelessly to help find survivors and to provide support to relatives of passengers. link
This is the western end of Martinique beach. Lawrencetown Beach is the undisputed surfing capital of Nova Scotia, but there are many great beaches and uncrowded spots to surf. Most of the great surfing comes late in the fall, and it is always interesting to see people surfing while its snowing out (Believe it or not). The waves can get over two meters and the long breaks make for unforgettable rides
Interpretive Panels at Peggy's
One of Nova Scotia's best known icons, Peggy's Cove, is undergoing some changes to enhance the visitor experience. Enhancements include: a new interpretive program - interpretation of the natural and cultural history of Peggy's Cove through materials such as interpretive panels, signage and brochures. New infrastructure development includes picnic areas, benches, walking paths, information services, etc. Expansion of the visitor information centre will provide better visitor counseling and orientation to the Village and expansion of the existing parking lot will provide additional parking including a redesign to provide a turnaround for larger vehicles such as motorcoaches and RV's. Implementation of the enhancements has already begun with completion of all elements of the project scheduled for spring 2006. www.novascotia.com
Peggy's Cove is more than just a lighthouse. The surrounding area is full of hiking trails, exotic species of plants, and the old stone sentinals (magnificent ancient boulders). There are few who have not heard of the famous Peggy's Cove Light. Ironically, on their way to see it, most pass by one of the most beautiful, one of the most mystical, most entrancing geological wonders in Canada, the Peggy's Cove Preservation Area.
Cliffs at Peggy's
Cliffs at Peggy's Cove (QTVR) (JAVA) (FLASH)
It is hard to tell from this picture that this is the edge of a 30 foot rock wall. You can see a couple below on the rocks. It was a fairy calm day, when the ocean gets rough giant waves crashing against the rocks can send spray all the way up here. Almost every year someone gets too close and is swept off the rocks and into the icy water.
Blessing of the Fleet
The SS Atlantic Heritage Park is a burial site, and serves as a memorial to those who perished in the sinking of the SS Atlantic off the shores of Mars Head, Lower Prospect, Nova Scotia on April 1st, 1873.
Most of Nova Scotia's great whale watching is found in either Cape Breton or Digby Neck. However, there are many boats around the province providing great oportunities to enjoy our coastline. The Four Winds is an authentic Nova Scotia Cape Island Boat. Built in Clarks Harbour Nova Scotia specifically for water tours. Enjoy a three-hour cruise along the scenic shoreline near Peggy's Cove. Clean ocean breezes and magnificent sea life is the perfect combination for a great day out on the ocean. View working wharves, fishing traps of local fishermen, and rugged island geography. It is in these areas guest will have the greater possibility of seeing white-sided dolphins, porpoise and seals as well as minke, finback and pilot whales. Other marine mammals that have been seen include Humpback whales and Leatherback Turtles. We guarantee ample amounts of fresh sea air along with beautiful scenery