Discovery Recommended - Peggy's Cove & Titanic Resting Place

3.5 hours | Halifax | Y H Z - 1 0 5
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  • Peggy's Cove
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Peggy's Cove Fishing Village
Dating back to 1811, charming Peggy's Cove Fishing Village takes its name from St. Margaret's Bay. This rural fishing village, set against a backdrop of colorful fishing boats and the Atlantic Ocean, displays its maritime heritage around every corner and pays homage with its granite-carved DeGarthe Monument, which pays tribute to the local fishermen. Stroll along the quaint streets studded with local arts and crafts shops, candy stores and cafes. Watch an optional live lobster demonstration and learn how this crustacean is the backbone of the local economy. You'll delight in the iconic red and white lighthouse guarding its rocky shores.

The Fairview Lawn Cemetery
The Titanic sank approximately 750 miles from Halifax and has had a significant influence on the city's history. Fairview Lawn Cemetery is where the bodies of 121 victims of the Titanic, which were recovered from the icy waters of the Atlantic, were laid to rest. A kilted tour guide shares stories of the victims, including the true identities of the unknown child and J. Dawson, who fans of the film believe was the inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio's character. Most of the victims are memorialized with gray granite markers, and the graves are arranged in the shape of a ship's hull.

What you will see along the way:
Known as the City of Trees, lovely Halifax boasts a modern harbor and significant international port. The historic Halifax Town Clock overlooks the downtown core, and the fortress of Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site, is a star attraction. The Historic Properties on Halifax's waterfront showcase restored Victorian-façade warehouses dating back to the late 1700s. It is an approximately 60-minute drive to Peggy's Cove from Halifax, and you'll enjoy magnificent views as you travel along the lighthouse route while learning how glaciers and the force of the ocean waves have shaped the granite shores. Later, a pretty ride along St. Margaret's Bay brings you to Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
Photo Opportunity:

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
Perched high on a jagged outcrop of the eastern shore of St. Margaret's Bay, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, built in 1915, is famed for its white-and-red design. One of the most photographed structures in Canada, it alerts sailors to the rough rocks that surround the cove. When photographing this iconic subject, make sure to say off the dark rocks, which may be wet and slick, and make sure you stay on the dry, white rocks.

Shopping:
Peggy's Cove is one of Nova Scotia's most popular tourist destinations, and there is an abundance of souvenir shops to be found in the village. Popular items are picture postcards, stained glass, pewter and kitschy lobster-themed gifts.

Special Notes:

Those wishing to view the graves at Fairview Lawn Cemetery must walk approximately 75 yards each way. Tour sequence may vary due to hours of operation and schedules.

Please note, wheelchairs can be stored in the luggage bay of the air-conditioned transportation; however, this is NOT a lift-equipped vehicle.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

60 minute drive from ship to Peggy's Cove

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:00
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Peggy's Cove

Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

45 minute drive from Peggys Cove to Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery

Time at site:
00:35
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
75
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive from cemetery to the Ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes