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You may wish to consider using Marigold Bed and Breakfast as a convenient base from which to explore the region.. If you would like suggestions for day trips or tours just let us know and we can book it for you.

Head Downtown for.....

Leave the car with us and take a walking tour of Halifax, a vibrant city set in a rich historic background from the star shaped Citadel, The Historic British Fortress at the heart of the city, (don't miss the firing of the noon gun, a daily ritual since the mid-19th century) to the modern office towers that overlook Halifax Harbour. On the waterfront is Canada's oldest waterfront buildings, Historic properties, with its unique collection of shops. Take a pub tour, or sample some of our many restaurants. Discover some of our maritime history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where you can see the artifacts from The Titanic, or learn about the Halifax Explosion of 1917. Stroll around Spring Garden Road and the Victorian Public Gardens, or walk through Canada's "front door" at Pier 21 National Historic site of Canada.

Halifax Water Front

An easy car ride.....

Take Purcells Cove Road drive 10 mins to Sir Sandford Flemming Park commemorates a notable Canadian Sir Sandford Flemming. The "Father of standard time", and he designed Canada's first postage stamp. Flemming established a summer retreat known as the Dingle in the 1880's. He offered 95 acres of land at The Dingle as a park in 1908 for the people of Halifax, and constructed The Dingle Tower, to commemorate 150 years of representative government in Nova Scotia. The 10 storey tower is open to the public and offers spectacular views of the Northwest Arm.

Continue along Purcells Cove Rd to discover Frog pond. Walk the trail around Frog pond, rich in aquatic life, and home to ducks, loons and heron also another photo opportunity to see Beaver feeding at dusk.

Dingle Tower

15 mins along the Purcells Cove Road you reach York Redoubt National Historic Site. Built on the clifftop overlooking the harbour approaches some 200 years ago, visitors can wander the grounds, amidst the fortifications and enjoy panoramic views of the harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

Within an hours drive.....

You can travel to the fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. It was here that six families settled in 1811, and a small fishing community was born, it is now a conservation area and the way of life remains much as it did 200 years ago. It's picture postcard beauty makes it the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

The lighthouse at Peggy's Cove Peggy's Cove

Visit the South Shore towns, including the Unesco World Heritage site of Lunenburg the home of Canadas most famous tall ship the Bluenose II. Mahone Bay is well worth a visit, as is Chester for it's range of antique shops.

Mahone Bay