Peggy’s Cove Construction Updates

The following information is updated roughly every two weeks. Information is based on the best information available is subject to change. Questions? Please email

Last updated: February 26, 2021 | 2:00pm

Look ahead for March 2021

Road, Breakwater and VIC Parking Lot Work

  • A small amount of materials remain on site
  • Potential repairs to sidewalks and curbs upcoming (still to be determined)
  • Develop Nova Scotia is working with the contractor to complete the final inspection of the breakwater and correct any deficiencies in design.

DeGarthe Studio and Community Common Work

  • Repairs to the roof of DeGarthe Studio are complete. Work on sheathing and floor beams is ongoing.
  • The washroom area has been backfilled, with final grading still to come.
  • Within the Cove washroom, 4 compostable units have been placed in the basement and concrete to close the end wall that’s been open has been poured.
  • Drilling for the piles for the boardwalk is expected to begin the week of March 1 (from the slipway to Lobster Lane)

Viewing Deck

  • The tender for construction of the Viewing Deck was awarded to Trim Landscaping on February 16, 2021. 
  • Trim Landscaping has begun setting up the site and will begin work in March.
  • The tender for construction of the lighthouse washroom is set to close on March 3, 2021. Develop Nova Scotia is working with our design partners and community to review a 3D model of the washroom ahead of the start of construction. We expect construction on this piece will start in early April.
  • Most equipment required for the Viewing Deck will be on site by Friday, February 26 (ahead of the spring weight restrictions from TIR regarding the weight of loads permitted on the roads).

General Updates

  • A mail out of meeting summaries from our 2 virtual community meetings in February will be distributed in early March .
  • An in-person community meeting is being planned for March and invitations will be distributed to the community soon. A follow-up public information session is likely to follow (this is currently being revisited in light of new public health restrictions announced on February 26, 2021).


  • Initial excavation of the old roadway and surveying of the Viewing Deck site will be first up. There will be some drilling for relief holes to loosen the granite—this is an effort to avoid blasting and have minimal rock disturbance on the site.
  • Loose boulders that were placed originally as part of the old roadway will be stockpiled in the short term and we’ll discuss longer-term use and placement with community.  


As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch:

Janine Basha 



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