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.
An easy car ride.....
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.
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.