Nova Scotia Lighthouse Route

Nova Scotia is a maritime gem. Together we will travel down the south shore photographing some of Canada's spectacular lighthouses and shorelines. We will start in Halifax and end at the Digby Neck on the last day. This will give you an abundance of opportunities to capture some very iconic Canadian scenes and deep rooted history. Our total distance covered over the 7 days is only 390 miles. Our drive times are short making more time for our photo opportunities

Included: Your single accommodation, travelers accommodation, transportation, park fees, whale watching excursion, all breakfasts, all dinners and snacks and water during the day.

Not Included: International airfare, daily lunches if you wish to eat, items of personal nature, gratuities, laundry, anything not listed as included.

Day 1 - Arrive in Halifax Airport in the early afternoon and we will proceed to our hotel in Halifax for a group meeting at lunch to welcome you to the workshop and go over your expectations for the week and give you our itinerary.

After our group meeting we will explore a little of the Halifax waterfront and historic sights and head out to shoot sunset at Peggy's Cove, you will be able to have the sun drop right behind the lighthouse at that time of year.

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Spending that day in this location and we can explore shore lines and small out of the way villages, the abundance of birds and capture the true essence of east coast lifestyle.

Evening editing sessions and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Day 2 - It’s an early start to the day as we head to Peggy’s Cove for your second opportunity to photograph the iconic lighthouse for sunrise. Long exposures of the village OR the lighthouse will make some awesome photographic opportunities. 

After our morning shoot we will head back to the hotel for breakfast and prepare for our departure for our next destination just an hour away.

In the afternoon of Day 2 we will travel to Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Blue Rocks, the first two are historical landmark locations, but Blue Rocks is a small local village that is not on the regular tours, but a fantastic photographic location to capture through your lens.

Day 3 - The morning of Day Three we will return to shoot Mahone Bay or Blue Rocks at sun rise. After, that we will head to the coastal portion of Kejimkujik National Park and two bird sanctuaries that are nearby. There is also a high probability of seeing seals from the coast line

Day 4 - We reach the area of Barrington, the Lobster Capitol (there are lots of places claiming that distinction, but we will roll with the locals claims LOL) Here we will shoot the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, the Cape Sable Lighthouse and see several small fishing villages fit for a photograph that can grace many a magazine cover.

For sunset we will head back to Kejimkujik National Park or the lighthouses in Liverpool area for a night time photo shoot.

Day 5 – Our longest transition day… a two hour drive that will take four hours with many stops for potographs of various lighthouses. We will end in Yarmouth… here we will photograph the Lighthouse and have a traditional Lobster Dinner at a beach shack as we watch the sun set, your lobster feast is fresh caught and we are at a cannery where the fishermen drop them off... from the ocean to the pot to your plate...

Day 6 - Saving the best till last... on day 6 we transition to Digby Neck for WHALE WATCHING, photograph the Brier Island Lighthouse and visit the world famous “Balancing rock”. Whales are migrating at this time of year and many are moving north around Nova Scotia. This are is one of the best whale watching locations in all of eastern Canada.

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone... unless the sunset co-operates... if it does, we will spend our last night watching the sun set over the Brier Island lighthouse with dinner in the field at the southernmost island over the ocean.

Day 7 - Our last day together… we will wake up, grab a leisurely breakfast and head up the Evangeline Trail stopping at some quaint lighthouses and villages along the way. We will drop you off at the airport at approximately 3pm on the last day.

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: