8:58 pm - Friday, September 21 2018
Home / News / Safety Improved at Peggys Cove

Safety Improved at Peggys Cove

One of Nova Scotia’s iconic and most visited landmarks will be safer as a result of improvements that will be made at Peggy’s Cove.

Based on recommendations made by a task team of members from the community and local organizations, government will make the following improvements:
— new and enhanced safety signs will be installed in the coming weeks
–- a video warning message will be played at the visitor information centre
— tourism staff will improve communications with visitors and tour operators
— interpretive panels will be installed describing the strength of the ocean
— a social media safety campaign at the start of this tourism season

The Sou’Wester Restaurant will also install rock barriers around the parking lot to guide visitors towards warning signs.

“I think these measures strike the right balance between improving public safety, while maintaining public access and the natural beauty of this beloved destination,” said Business Minister Mark Furey. “We hope these changes will help people better understand how they can stay safe while enjoying their visit.”

Almost half a million people visit Peggy’s Cove every year. Incidents where waves have swept people off the rocks are both tragic and rare.

“Increasing education and the interventions available to prevent people from getting into trouble is key to the Lifesaving Society’s work,” said Paul D’Eon, director of Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service. “When reviewing options, the task team focused on awareness and safety.

“We didn’t want to put people who do not have proper training at risk, and the recommended options will help people better understand coastal safety.”

Source: Release

About Haligonia Editors

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

Legislation for Halifax Convention Centre

Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan introduced amendments to the Halifax Convention Centre Act today, Sept. 21, that help the convention centre in its role to attract visitors and build economic vibrancy in Nova Scotia.

Events East manages...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *