Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg

Join us as we explore the heritage of the Lighthouse Route and learn the stories behind Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, when and why they were settled, the history of the fishery and the natural history of the Atlantic Coast….

Discover the connections between coastline, geology, landscapes, climate and natural resources that have sustained these communities for some 250 years — the ship building and fishing: the gold rushes of the 1800s: the aquaculture and Christmas tree farming of today. Learn about the “who-what-when-why-and-where” of settlements by foreign Protestants, the economic contrasts between the in-shore fishery of Peggy’s Cove and the off-shore fishery of Lunenburg, the local architecture, the triumphs and tragedies of wooden ships and iron men. Explore at your own pace or join our complimentary walking tour of Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg`s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: Halifax, Canada
* Trip Category: Luxury & Special Occasions >> Luxury Tours




Join us as we explore the heritage of the Lighthouse Route and learn the stories behind Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, when and why they were settled, the history of the fishery and the natural history of the Atlantic Coast….

Discover the connections between coastline, geology, landscapes, climate and natural resources that have sustained these communities for some 250 years — the ship building and fishing: the gold rushes of the 1800s: the aquaculture and Christmas tree farming of today. Learn about the “who-what-when-why-and-where” of settlements by foreign Protestants, the economic contrasts between the in-shore fishery of Peggy’s Cove and the off-shore fishery of Lunenburg, the local architecture, the triumphs and tragedies of wooden ships and iron men. Explore at your own pace or join our complimentary walking tour of Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg`s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Peggy’s Cove, Peggy’s Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

One of the oldest lighthouses in North America

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg is UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE and you will see why The UN designated Lunenburg as such

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mahone Bay, Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

The three unique churches that dot the main street in Mahone Bay are quite a charming little hamlet during the summer and fall months. We will explore the oldest gift show in Nova Scotia and travel through time with Pirates.

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: West Dover, West Dover, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

We will stop here briefly for a quick photo stop.
This quintessential little fishing village played a role in the 1998 Swiss Airplane disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia

Duration: 15 minutes