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Fisherman's Cove

Fresh catches of the day, whale watching and island jaunts are some of the charms of this attractive fishing village just outside of Halifax.

Within a few miles of Nova Scotia's capital city is the small fishing village of Fisherman's Cove. The waterfront community is a wonderful place for a relaxing break, where you can enjoy scenic walks and fresh seafood, and explore a nearby island.

A good place to start, especially if you want to familiarize yourself with the area is the Main Centre. Learn about the local marine animals and explore the history of Eastern Passage and its surrounding islands through interactive artifacts and displays.

Then go for a stroll along the boardwalk that juts out into the Port of Halifax. Enjoy the sea views, which include fishing boats entering and leaving the port. Keep an eye out for seals which are often seen in the water here. Browse the boardwalk’s small collection of stores for clothes and handcrafted goods.

Head out to sea on a boat tour and go whale watching and deep sea fishing. Visit McNabs Island, the largest island in the Port of Halifax, to see the old fort that used to defend the area from attack.

During low tide, go over to McCormacks Beach, just south of Fisherman’s Cove. Its wheelchair accessible boardwalk is a popular place for a bike ride and scenic walk. There are also some excellent views from here. You can see Lawlor Island just offshore, the lighthouse at Devils Island and even Halifax’s skyscrapers in the distance. Stay for a while and picnic in one of the shelters. 

Being a fishing village, Fisherman's Cove has local restaurants that take great pride in the fish dishes prepared with the daily catches. Dine out or buy your own supplies from the fish market.

Fisherman's Cove is just 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from downtown Halifax, a trip that takes about 20 minutes by car. You can also take the ferry from Halifax to Dartmouth and then make the rest of the journey by bus.

The traditional village with its cottages and fishing community offers a relaxing day trip from Nova Scotia's busy capital.


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Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast
Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast

Star of The Sea Bed and Breakfast

2 York Redoubt Crescent, Fergusons Cove, NS
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Fergusons Cove, this beach bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of York Redoubt National Historic Site and McNabs Island Provincial Park. Halifax Shopping Centre and Sir Sandford Fleming Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Cambridge Suites Hotel ¥9,942
    Cambridge Suites Hotel

    Cambridge Suites Hotel

    1583 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Royal Artillery Park, Neptune Theatre, and Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Discovery Centre and Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library are also within 5 minutes. Halifax Station is 12 minutes by foot.

      The Westin Nova Scotian ¥9,172
      The Westin Nova Scotian

      The Westin Nova Scotian

      1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in South End, Halifax, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Pier 21 National Historic Site. Discovery Centre and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic are also within 15 minutes. Halifax Station is only a 1-minute walk.

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown ¥10,405
        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown

        Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown

        1960 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Casino Nova Scotia and Halifax Citadel are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 20 minutes by foot.

          The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel ¥9,942
          The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

          The Hollis Halifax a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

          1649 Hollis St, Halifax, NS
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and Neptune Theatre. Scotiabank Centre and Casino Nova Scotia are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            Lovely Room ¥4,565
            Lovely Room

            Lovely Room

            819 McLean St, Halifax, NS
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in South End, Halifax, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary's University and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Neptune Theatre and Dalhousie University are also within 2 mi (3 km). Halifax Station is 16 minutes by foot.

              Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown ¥9,754
              Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown

              Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown

              1960 Brunswick Street, Tower A, Halifax, NS
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Halifax, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and Scotiabank Centre. Casino Nova Scotia and Neptune Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Halifax Station is 20 minutes by foot.

                Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea
                Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea

                Sal's Bed & Breakfast by the Sea

                241 Village Road, Herring Cove, NS
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Herring Cove, this bed & breakfast is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from McNabs Island Provincial Park and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from York Redoubt National Historic Site. Long Lake Provincial Park and Sir Sandford Fleming Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).