Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia - Sightseeing, History, Hiking Tour
Home to a year round population of a mere 60 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.
*Price above includes: Transportation, lunch and tour guide. We accept CASH only for all of our half-day and full-day tours. These tours can be paid for on the day of the tour. This tour starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We provide door-to-door transportation within downtown Halifax.
Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).
The 'Peggy's Cove Rock Walk' Tour Schedule:
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.