Peggy's Cove - June 5th, 2017
Point Pleasant Park
Departing from the hotel we’ll head to beautiful Point Pleasant Park on the Halifax peninsula where your guide will give an informative talk regarding the past and present of this historic area of Halifax.
South-End & Northwest Arm
Leaving the park, we’ll drive through the expensive residential area along the non-commercial part of Halifax Harbour known as the Northwest Arm, pass by two major local universities, St. Mary’s and Dalhousie on our way to Halifax Public Gardens. Enjoy a stroll through the finest example of formal Victoria Gardens to be found in North America .
Following our walk, we’ll drive to the “top of Halifax” for a spectacular photo opportunity at Halifax Citadel. The Citadel is the reason for the founding of Halifax in 1749.
Historic Core & the Titanic
As we leave the Citadel and meander down to the harbour, we will pass a number of historic sites along the way. Our route will take us by the naval dockyard area, under both Harbour bridges and past the site of the 1917 Halifax Explosion,on our way to visit theTitanic Cemetery. Here, you will see the grave sites (and perhaps hear some stories) of the Titanic victims and learn of the Halifax connection to this 1912 maritime tragedy.
As we near Peggy’s Cove, you’ll experience the dramatic changing topography and enjoy numerous vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and its scenic inlet’s and coves. We’ll spend some time exploring the “most visited place in Canada” and two other nearby attractions, the “swimming hole” and “deGarth Memorial”.
St. Margaret’s Bay
Our return route will take us along the shoreline of historic Saint Margaret’s Bay, an area noted for its stories of religion, rum-running, bootlegging and connection to NASA, just to name a few! .
Return to your hotel
We’ll to return to your hotel via a different route with, if time allows, a brief stop at an Acadian Maple Product retail store so you can find the perfect gift to take home.