Peggy’s Cove Infrastructure Improvement Strategy


Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia


Community of Peggy's Cove, ACOA, Tourism Nova Scotia, Department of Public Works


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While the ocean and its crashing waves are key to the full Peggy’s Cove experience, they can also be its most dangerous hazard. Sudden high waves can hit from anywhere at any time—even on calm and sunny days. All visitors must be mindful of the dangers near the coastline in Peggy’s Cove.


Expanded safety signage, developed with support from Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, the Life Saving Society of Nova Scotia, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Economic Development is now in place in Peggy’s Cove. These signs provide key safety information and warnings for precarious places, and tips for a safe visit. 


Safety attendants are on-site at Peggy’s Cove during peak times, providing a means of direct intervention and communications focused on visitor safety, harm presentation, and any immediate safety issues in the Cove’s public features. These attendants are present to provide warnings and information to anyone in dangerous places, and to contact emergency services when required.

Please be mindful of where you go at Peggy’s Cove, and listen to the warnings and advice given by safety attendants.

To learn more about safety initiatives at Peggy’s Cove, visit this website.