Peggy’s Cove Hike and Village Tour
Home to a year-round population of a mere 37 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, numerous shipwrecks, and living on the edge of the open Atlantic and its’ ever-changing weather patterns. This barren exposed landscape has created an iconic Nova Scotia scene with brightly colored houses and weathered fishing shacks that dot the coastline.
Join us as we venture through this barren 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. Many of the plants found here are usually located much further north in the tundra of Canada. This hike gives you a grand perspective of how the human settlement has utilized the reach resources of the sea and a seemingly untouched landscape which has seen few changes since the last ice age. Keep your camera handy as you never know when you may spot a whale or seals playing just off the coast here.
*Please note: that our trips are designed for private groups only with the minimum number of people in each group listed with our rates. We no longer cater to solo or couple travelers and you are unable to join an existing group.
Length: 4.0 km
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 6.0 hours
Tour Highlights: Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, The Granite Barrens, Peggy’s Cove Historic Village, Polly’s Cove
Rates: 10+ Guests::$150.00/Guest8-10 Guests::$175.00/Guest (All prices are subject to 15% tax)
Trail Raiting: This single track trail consists of some exposed rocks and slight inclines at times. Wooden planks have been positioned over wet patches and the barren landscape means very few trees, sunscreen is highly recommended.
THE FINE PRINT: *Please note that our trips are designed for private groups only with the minimum number of people in each group listed with our rates. We no longer cater to solo or couple travelers and you are unable to join an existing group.
Inclusions: Transportation, hike, & tour guide.
*Does not include guide gratuities.
Picnic: Build your own wrap w/assorted meats, water, juice, season fruits, salad & local smoked salmon (prices vary)
Restaurant: We can also make a reservation at a local restaurant if requested – $15 to $25 CAD per person (approximate)
Once your “private tour” date is established we will send out an invoice for the full payment that can be paid directly online. We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express for payments.
Once full payment is confirmed, we will make arrangements for your pick-up directly from your accommodations for the start date of your private day tour with us.
*Please note we have a 7-day cancellation policy for a full refund for this particular tour.
**We reserve the right to cancel or alter any experience due to weather conditions.
DATES: Through to December 31, 2023
CONTACT: Great E.A.R.T.H Expeditions