Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses, but no beacon is as photographed as the one in the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Scramble over giant rocks worn smooth by the sea and share in the view.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

No matter what time of year it is, there is something for everyone in our great outdoors places to visit, parks and historical sites to explore and an ocean to dip your toes in.

DID YOU KNOW?

-One of the best views of Halifax is from the outdoor terrace on the 5th floor of the Halifax public library

-Halifax is closer to Dublin, Ireland than it is to Victoria, British Columbia

-Point Pleasant Park once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower- the oldest Martello tower in North America. Halifax rents Point Pleasant from the British government for 10 cents a year and has a 999 year lease

Outdoors

1.PEGGY‘S COVE

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada. Located in the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove along the South Shore, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1915.

Spend the day watching the waves and exploring around the rocks. Closeby is the memorial for Swiss Air flight 111.

2.Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Park is a large, mainly forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower – the oldest Martello tower in North America. The park is a popular recreational spot for Haligonians, as it hosts forest walks and affords views across the harbour and out toward the Atlantic.

3.Halifax Public Gardens

Officially opened in 1867, Halifax Public Gardens boast ornate fountains, a bandstand, statues, urns and a magnificent wrought iron entrance. Also among their treasures are over 100 different species of trees, including unusual or rare species and some centenarians.

4.HIKE DUNCAN’S COVE

Known as one of the best coastal hikes in Nova Scotia, this hidden gem is located 25 minutes from downtown Halifax and has not one, but three beautiful sand beaches. The trail itself is 8km of coastal barrens that give way to rugged granite cliffs right on the Atlantic Ocean. Since Duncan’s Cove is also a nature preserve there is a great chance that you will come across an array of wildlife on your hike including sun-bathing seals, coastal birds and even the distant whale on occasion.

Once you’ve returned from your hike, you can enjoy one of  the white sand beaches located at the trail head.

What clients are saying

We visited Moore Suites as a cheaper alternative to booking two hotel rooms for a one month stay. The apartment was spacious, immaculately clean, had a lovely little balcony and was well stocked with tea, coffee and washing up items. Far nicer to come back to than any hotel room we have stayed at in Halifax, and we visit at least once a year. The staff were very polite and welcoming. Within a one minute walk to Spring Garden, the location was great! This will definitely be the preferred choice next time.

- Mark

The suite was very cosy and spacious. We’d like to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the Charterhouse and how much we have appreciated your help and kindness.

- Diane

Just wanted to thank you for being so pleasant with me and for renting out the beautiful apartment. Even though my husband and I are not in Halifax for a pleasure trip, we appreciated living in such a high-end residence. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

- Christine

I would like to say how much I enjoyed my stay in apartment 401 Waterfront Place. I stayed for a month while working in Halifax. The suite is amazing and the view, day and night, is spectacular. I will highly recommend staying here.

- Linda

Thank you very much for a wonderful stay! We enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend your location to anyone who asks. We very well may be back some day and will definitely look for availability here due to the accommodations, location, cleanliness of the rooms and the kindness of the staff. Thank you, it was a trip of a lifetime.

- Samantha & Joe

Our stay back home has been wonderful. I just wish it could have been longer. We really enjoyed our stay at your suite at the Paramount. So many thoughtful details put into the suite; there wasn’t anything we lacked. The view of the Public Gardens was most enjoyable, as well as the convenience of this location. I hope to come back next summer!

- Marion