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Welcome to our Links Page with information from the sites on tour to the wonderful food and drinks.   We will be trying to update and add to this page on a regular basis.

 

Sites and Stops

  • Titanic Graveyard Site HalifaxFairview Cemetery is a cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is perhaps best known as the final resting place for over one hundred victims of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Officially known as Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the non-denominational cemetery is run by the Parks Department of the Halifax Regional Municipality.  Fairview Cemetery
  • Peggy’s Cove – Peggy’s Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia’s Halifax Regional Municipality, which is famous for the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse (established 1868).   Peggy’s Cove
  • Peggy of the Cove – Thousands of curious visitors to Peggy’s Cove ask, “Who was Peggy?” Now the legend, and the story of Peggy, has been brought to life by local artist, photographer and storyteller, Ivan Fraser. www.peggyofthecove.com/
  • Swiss Air Memorial – On September 2, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax Stanfield International Airport at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay.  A short walking trail (160 m) leads to a monument in memory of the people who lost their lives can be found at the Swissair Memorial Site.
  • Citadel Hill – The Citadel is the fortified summit of Citadel Hill, a National Historic Site of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The hill was first fortified in 1749, the year the town of Halifax was founded.  Citadel Hill
  • Blomidon Provincial Park – Rising majestically from the shores of the Minas Basin, Blomidon Provincial Park is renowned for its spectacular views.  If the timing is right and the tide is out … kick off those shoes walk on the ocean floor ! Blomidon Park
  • Hall’s Harbour – Hall’s Harbour is a fishing community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Kings County on the North Mountain along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Hall’s Harbour
  • The Look Off – For over a hundred years, the Look Off viewing site atop the North Mountain has been a destination spot to see the magnificent Annapolis Valley and beyond.  A great place to stop and take in the views … and to grab in Ice Cream too ! The Look Off

 

Links below to the Restaurants, cafes and other yummy stops while on tour … in no particular order.

  • Shaw’s Landing –  If you’re looking to enjoy a scrumptious seafood dinner along with a spectacular view of the harbor, you should sail on in to Shaw’s Landing!  Just a few minutes from Peggy’s Cove      www.facebook.com/shawslanding
  • Sou’wester Restaurant – The Sou’Wester Restaurant and Giftshop is located at the world famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse. A picturesque destination only 35 minutes from Halifax on the scenic Lighthouse Route along the South Shore of Nova Scotia  www.peggys-cove.com
  • Ryer’s Lobster Pound –  Overlooking beautiful St. Margarets Bay, Ryers offers fresh live or cooked lobsters to take away; they also have picnic tables available for customers who wish to eat right at the pound.      Ryer’s Lobster Pound
  • Rhubarb Restaurant – If you want fresh, locally-sourced food served in a casual atmosphere among friends, Rhubarb is it…. minutes from Peggy’s Cove, and less than an hour from Halifax.  www.rhubarbrestaurant.ca  
  • The Finer Diner – Nestled between highway 333 and St Margaret’s Bay, The Finer Diner is a popular stop all year long.  This quaint eatery is a welcoming licensed restaurant featuring classic diner fare, Nova Scotian favorites, and playful daily specials.   www.finerdiner.ca
  • White Sails Bakery & Deli – Located on Peggy’s Cove Road … this is a colourful place, not just in the Bakery/Deli, but the location as well. A place where you can come, be yourself and have fun. Bring the family, bring your pets, sit outside and enjoy some great food.  www.whitesailsbakery.com
  • Acadian Maple –  If you have a sweet tooth .. this is MUST stop .. Nova Scotia Pure Maple Syrup with items including coffee, fruit syrups, preserves, fudge and much more.  located in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia about 20 minutes South of Halifax  www.acadianmaple.com/
  • The Rope Loft – A dockside restaurant & pub, finds its home in Chester, Nova Scotia. Chester is 45 minutes south of Halifax.  Great food and great atmosphere. www.ropeloft.com  
  • Fox Hill Cheese – Fox Hill Farm, a sixth generation family farm nestled in the lush fields of the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, is home to Fox Hill Cheese House which produces many varieties of savoury cheese, natural yogurt, luscious gelato, and pasteurized non-homogenized milk in glass bottles.  Fox Hill Cheese House
  • Halls Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant – Amazing lobster and fresh fish enjoyed outside on the picnic tables or in the dining room which has a view of the beautiful harbour. This is the prime stage for observing the beautiful Bay of Fundy, which is home to the highest tides in the world.The tide rises as much as an inch a minute, to a possible 40 + feet.  Halls Harbour

 

Other interesting links …

  • Jeep Safari in Punta Cana – Escape the hustle and bustle of Bavaro resorts, get out and explore the amazing surroundings Punta Cana, Dominican has to offer.  Mel has personally been on this tour and says if you are looking to see the real Dominican .. then book this tour ! www.jeepsafaripuntacana.com
  • ALT Hotels – Halifax Airport – Are you looking for a trendy and stylish hotel that reinvents the concept of the hotel stay? Look no further – you’ve found it!  www.halifax.althotels.ca
  • Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival –   www.appleblossom.com
  • TripAdvisor – TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip.  See our Reviews  
  • Destination Halifax – Destination Halifax is the dedicated tourism marketing organization of the Halifax Regional Municipality –  Website Link
  • Nova Scotia Tourism – Located in eastern Canada and almost completely surrounded by ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is a place where you can feel your pace fall in sync with the rhythm of the sea, as the clean salt air breathes life into an afternoon.  Website Link
  • Halifax Chamber – The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest Chamber’s among mid-sized Canadian cities and considered one of the leading chambers in North America. Website Link
  • Halifax Seaport – The Halifax Seaport is a vibrant arts and cultural district found at the south end of the Halifax waterfront.  Website Link