Day Trips from Halifax

By Viator, October 2014

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Just an hour away you’ll find Peggy’s Cove, home to the iconic red and white Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Take a stroll through the village area with its fishing shacks perched at water’s edge, and pause for a lobster dinner at the Sou’Wester Restaurant.

Not far beyond Peggy’s Cove is Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For over 200 years, Lunenburg prospered due to fishing, shipbuilding, and marine related industries. Nowadays you can stroll the colorful waterfront, and even opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets.

If you’re drawn to those colorful towns, Mahone Bay is next. Just an hour away from Halifax, the three churches are what make this place so special: in close proximity you have the spires of St. James’ Anglican, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, and Trinity United, making for some great photo opportunities.

Wine lovers should head to the Annapolis Valley, about two hours west of the capital city.  The climate in the area is deal for several vineyards, like the renowned Gaspereau Vineyards.  If you’re travelling with family, take them out to the Upper Clements Park.

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, cross the Confederation Bridge and head to the gentle land of Prince Edward Island. Soak up the sun at Cavendish Beach, or be inspired by literature at the Anne of Green Gables house. Rent a bike and cycle around the island, or opt for a fun night out in Charlottetown.

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Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Experience one of Nova Scotia’s most picturesque places on this half-day trip to Peggy’s Cove from Halifax, with convenient, comfortable round-trip transport ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.51

2-Day Trip to Oak Island from Halifax

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

From Halifax, visit Peggy’s Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted as one of the best-preserved colonial settlements of the New ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $431.32

Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.26

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

On this day trip from Halifax, venture through Nova Scotia and visit the historical towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Enjoy a guided walking tour and learn ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $78.27

5-Day Prince Edward Island Trip from Halifax Including Green Gables Heritage Place

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The red cliffs, white beaches and lush green fields of Prince Edward Island await! Departing from Halifax, admire the alluring coastal scenery of Canada’s ...  Read more

Location: Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $950.30

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