The following popular tours are self-guided and can be done while driving, biking, hiking or walking.
St. Margaret's Bay Tour
St. Margaret's Bay has long been a favourite for bikers and those who love a scenic drive. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax, St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails is a 33-km multi-use recreational trail with panoramic elevated views of St Margaret's Bay in the South Shore region – the fascinating freshwater and saltwater marshes, and freshwater lakes. Interpretive panels about the area’s history and ecology can be found along the trail.
Coastal Heritage Trail
The Peggy's Cove Coastal Region is rich in history, culture, unique fishing villages, swimming beaches, sailing, whale watching, deep-sea fishing experiences, birding, hiking, kyaking, art galleries, as well as the pristine natural beauty of our Bay coastline. Please plan on extending your stay to this wonderful region to savour what the region can offer you.
One of Nova Scotia's most popular tours is the Lighthouse Route. This route spans from Halifax to Yarmouth beginning near the junction of Highway 103 and Route 5. Along with beach fun, there’s a world of coastal culture to discover. More than 150 majestic lighthouses are scattered along the coast. Visit one of these historic buildings that have kept seafarers safe for generations.