Enroute to this seaside village pass-by the Halifax Public Gardens, a quiet oasis amid a cosmopolitan city; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; the Old Town Clock, a gift given to the city by Prince Edward the Duke of Kent in 1803; as well as other notable landmarks such as Province House, the naval dockyards and the famous Halifax waterfront boardwalk. As you travel along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, it is little wonder it has been an inspiration for artists and an irresistible lure for budding and seasoned adventurers for generation after generation. The colorful houses and fishing shacks perched atop the solid stone rocky outcrop that overlooks the restless waters of the Atlantic exhibit the wear and tear of the ocean and its punishing storms. Yet they endure, much like the small population of approximately 32 people who are year-round residents.”
• 3.5 hours
Get a snapshot of Halifax’s classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You'll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views of the waterfront. Your knowledgeable driver and marine pilot livens up the ride with engaging tales and naval history, and offers pointers on where to head next during your stay in the seaside city.
• 55 minutes
Visit the famous fishing village and lighthouse of Peggy’s Cove, enjoy a tasty lobster roll lunch overlooking a pretty inlet, and learn about the history in and around Halifax that other tours just can't offer!
• 5.5 hours
While in Halifax, take a day trip to Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia’s premier wine and food destination whose beautiful scenery will delight you. Visit three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch. Then, head to Tangled Garden to sample unique jams, mustards and chutneys. Foodies and wine lovers will love this small-group tour, led by a local guide. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
• 8 hours
Explore the famous Three Sisters rock formation by sea kayak! Spectacular Cape Chignecto Wilderness Park has been rated the number one kayaking destination in Nova Scotia by guidebooks and magazines alike. Don't miss the opportunity to paddle this incredibly scenic and wild coastline with an experienced, informative and fun guide. Launching from the red sands at Spicer's Cove, the cliffs become increasingly dramatic as you paddle further along the park's shoreline, and you might spot seals and eagles along the way. The highlights of this tour include the famous Three Sisters sea stacks, a natural amphitheatre that nicely amplifies your voice, lava tubes and other evidence of the separation of the continents, a small sea cave, steep red cliffs and holes-in-the-rock.
• 6 hours
Cast off into Halifax Harbour on this dinner cruise aboard a Mississippi-style sternwheeler. Glimpse top attractions along the Northwest Arm of the harbor, including the lovely wooded landscapes of Point Pleasant Park and the Dingle, while you dine on a gourmet buffet prepared with fresh produce and the catch of the day. Admire Halifax’s waterfront while listening to light but engaging commentary on the points of interest. This 2-hour dinner cruise is an excellent prelude to a night on the town.
• 2 hours
A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour. Join us on our comfortable and thoroughly impressive vessel for this relaxing afternoon outing on the water. Your journey beings on the Halifax waterfront as you set off into the big harbour where you’ll have a unique perspective of some of Halifax’s most notable landmarks including Georges Island, the Halifax Waterfront, Historic Properties, and more. Our guides will share anecdotes of some of the city’s rich history including accounts of Halifax Explosion, lesser-known stories of Halifax shipwrecks, and historical facts about the Silva. Passengers will be invited to help the crew hoist the Silva’s sails, enjoy a beverage or two from the onboard Murphy’s Pub, and then simply sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful day out on the water.
• 1.5 hours
Join a kilted guide in "New Scotland" for an enchanting tour of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Explore the South Shore filled with history of fishing, boat building, the pirate of 'Oak Island' and the rum running along this craggy coastline. Lunenburg is home to Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet, Lunenburg Academy, extraordinary architecture, supreme shops and more.Enjoy a guided walking tour of Lunenburg or entrance to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. From Lunenburg, continue with a drive through Mahone Bay, famous for its churches along the shore and its picturesque beauty. There will be plenty of time for exploring these remarkable seaside towns.
• 6 hours
Join us on our Calm Harbour Tour as we explore Georges Island and the white sandy beaches of McNabs Island up close! After the islands, we'll guide you to one of the oldest forts in Canada, where you can view it from the harbour side (you'll truly be astonished)! Throughout our tour, we'll share some little known facts and history about Halifax and the harbour, and we'll show you some hidden gems!
• 2 hours
Crime, folklore and Yarmouth legends; explore the darker side of Yarmouth. Hear the tales of unexplained and eerie events.Our Eerie & Ominous tour will take you on a captivating adventure through Yarmouth. With eight stopping points along the way, guests will learn about the history, folklore and legends that make up the region. The tour will take you to historic landmarks, waterfront locations and to off-the-beaten-path stopping points, all with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. - Yarmouth's # 1 rated tour - the stories will captivate you! - Get caught up in tales of true-crime, murder and intrigue. - Visit locations with connections to Yarmouth's haunted past. - Leave Yarmouth with a fascinating story to tell.
• 1.5 hours