The new Viewing Deck is a key piece of the master plan focused on creating a safe and accessible visitor experience.
The design has been developed in close collaboration with the community and the work is being led by Develop Nova Scotia and is funded by Tourism Nova Scotia’s Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program (TRIP), the Province of Nova Scotia, and ACOA.
The viewing deck and railings will be made of wood and steel, materials that will last and complementary to the rugged terrain The rail guard will be steel knit pattern that resembles fish net. It will be set into the landscape and take the shape of the rock so as to avoid overshadowing the real attraction at Peggy’s Cove, the landscape and lighthouse. Lighting is subtle and focused on safety, placed with the handrail or wheel guards, so as not to detract from the landscape and lighthouse at night.
It will be a public space where people can view the lighthouse and experience the waves and rocks in a way that is fully accessible and provides a safer viewing option for all. Other related improvements include public washrooms and improvements to trail connections that lead to the lighthouse and nearby parking area.
Construction of the viewing deck is ongoing and is scheduled to be complete in August 2021. For the latest construction updates, click here.