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ABOUT GO NORTH TOURS


Owner Laila North previously worked as a travel agent in Winnipeg, Manitoba for Great Canadian Travel. Besides being a travel agency, the company also offered tours to see the polar bears in Churchill in northern Manitoba and, after filling in for a sick guide in the fall of 2006, Laila was inspired to become a tour guide full-time. She moved to Nova Scotia in 2008, continued to travel to Manitoba to lead the polar bear tours for another four seasons and began Go North Tours in 2009 with the vision of becoming the premier company offering quality tours of Nova Scotia. Laila has a passion for wine and Go North Tours has now expanded to include a division called Uncork Nova Scotia which is dedicated to showing locals and visitors the blossoming wine industry of the region. Now in its 9th season of tours, Go North Tours has made a name for itself in the local tourism market and continues to provide quality tours for small groups focused on the highest customer service and excellence.

The idea with our tours is to give you a great perspective of Nova Scotia by taking you to the well-known places but we’ll also show you the places “only locals know”!


PUBLIC TOURS

Lobsters, Lighthouses and Lunch

This tour offers a wide variety of stops that will delight and amaze you and will take you to places off the beaten path! Enjoy great conversation along the way to the first stop, the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, a place that is skipped over by other tour companies. Many do not realize that the sinking of this vessel in April 1873 was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. You will have time to visit the interpretation centre to learn about the sinking and see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay.

Then it’s onto Peggy’s Cove, passing scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way. Once at Peggy’s Cove, you’ll be able to have time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse. Just a short drive away from Peggy’s Cove, is the Swiss Air Memorial, a beautifully designed memorial for the 229 victims of the Swiss Air Flight 111 in 1998. Big tour companies can’t stop here because of the small parking lot so you’ll be able to enjoy this stop free from the crowds.

Included in the tour is a tasty lunch at The Finer Diner, overlooking beautiful Hackett’s Cove. Savour one of their delicious Lobster Rolls (other sandwiches are available if you’re not a lobster lover) before heading back to Halifax.

Once in the city, we’ll visit the Titanic Gravesite to learn about the biggest luxury liner disaster in history, the recovery efforts made by the very brave local men, how it affected the city and the many stories behind those lost in the sinking.

Then you’ll see a great sight that the larger tour buses cannot access – the Hydrostone Market and neighbourhood! This area was built after the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and you’ll learn just how devastating the explosion was to the city. It’s another part of history that is overlooked by many!

The tour concludes with drop off at your accommodations or at the cruise port.

Tour duration: 930am-330pm
Tour departs Sundays and Tuesdays from downtown Halifax hotels or the cruise port.

Price: $115/person plus HST (15%)

PRIVATE TOURS of PEGGY’S COVE (2-6 people)

Peggy’s Cove without Lunch (4 hours)

This is a great tour for those short on time but want to see iconic Peggy’s Cove. This is a customizable 4 hour tour that offers flexible start times to suit your needs! The quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove is home to 39 residents who host almost a million visitors a year that come to capture a glimpse into the Maritime culture. Enjoy the scenery as you pass by scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way to the community. Once at Peggy’s Cove, you’ll have lots of time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse.  

Choose 2 of the following to create your memorable experience:

SS Atlantic Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre – Discover this hidden gem off the beaten path. Many do not realize that the sinking of the SS Atlantic in April 1873, that claimed the lives of 562 people, was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. Visit the interpretive centre to learn about the sinking and see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay.
Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial – A thoughtful memorial to the 229 victims of the Flight 111 plane that crashed into the Atlantic off the coast of Peggy’s Cove in 1998.
Titanic Gravesite – Fairview Cemetery is home to 121 victims of the Titanic including J. Dawson.
Hydrostone Neighbourhood and Market – Another place off the beaten path. Learn about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and its incredible impact on the city. This neighbourhood was built up after the Explosion and offers unique architecture and is a National Historic Site.
The Public Gardens – This is 18 acres of beautifully maintained Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.
The Little Dutch Church and St. George’s Parish – These are two historic churches dating back to 1756 and 1827 respectively and show unique architecture of the eras. Guided tours of both are included in the months of July and August.
North Brewing Company – At this microbrewery that opened in 2015, discover some big juicy flavours with tonnes of hops, some fun, playful and interesting flavor combinations and some classics. The tour concludes with drop off at your accommodations or at the cruise port.

Tour duration: 4 hours with flexible start times
Tour departs from downtown Halifax hotels or the cruise port. Subject to availability.

Price: $250 (2-5 people) $325 (6-10 people) plus 15% TAX.

Peggy’s Cove with Lunch (6.5 – 7 hours)

This is a relaxing 6.5 hour tour to Peggy’s Cove that also allows you to customize your experience in Halifax so you can see what interests you!

The quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove is home to 39 residents who host almost a million visitors a year that come to capture a glimpse into the Maritime culture. Enjoy the scenery as you pass by scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way to the community. Once at Peggy’s Cove, you’ll have lots of time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse.

Included in the tour is a tasty lunch at The Finer Diner, overlooking beautiful Hackett’s Cove, located just minutes from Peggy’s Cove. Savour one of their delicious Lobster Rolls or Lobster Clubhouses (other sandwiches are available if you’re not a lobster lover) before carrying along on the tour.

Choose 3 of the following to create your memorable experience:

SS Atlantic Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre – Discover this hidden gem off the beaten path. Many do not realize that the sinking of the SS Atlantic in April 1873, that claimed the lives of 562 people, was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. Visit the interpretive centre to learn about the sinking and see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay.
Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial – A thoughtful memorial to the 229 victims of the Flight 111 plane that crashed into the Atlantic off the coast of Peggy’s Cove in 1998.
Titanic Gravesite – Fairview Cemetery is home to 121 victims of the Titanic including J. Dawson.
Hydrostone Neighbourhood and Market – Another place off the beaten path. Learn about the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and its incredible impact on the city. This neighbourhood was built up after the Explosion and offers unique architecture and is a National Historic Site.
The Public Gardens – This is 18 acres of beautifully maintained Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.
The Little Dutch Church and St. George’s Parish – These are two historic churches dating back to 1756 and 1827 respectively and show unique architecture of the eras. Guided tours of both are included in the months of July and August.
North Brewing Company – At this microbrewery that opened in 2015, discover some big juicy flavours with tonnes of hops, some fun, playful and interesting flavor combinations and some classics.

Tour duration: 930am-4pm
Tour departs from downtown Halifax hotels or the cruise port. Subject to availability.

Price: $450 (2-5 people) $50/each additional guest up to 10 people plus 15% TAX

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