Bruces Tours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Bruce's Tours is an independant van tour company operated by Bruce Cochrane. He has a variety of tours or is flexible to take you to wherever you wish while you are visiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and/or Prince Edward Island (PEI) as long as the tour starts in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Please email Bruce to discuss your vacation wishes while in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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RC30319
Atlanta, GA1,380 contributions
Sep. 2022
We arrived via cruise ship and Bruce met us on time at the terminal and was very organized and thorough. Word of caution is that this is a long day so watch your time if you have a deadline to be concerned about. Bruce was very accommodating and adjusted the schedule to basically cover everything and still return to the city with no issues. It was a very enjoyable day.
Written November 5, 2022
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Jeni W
1 contribution
Bruce was an excellent tour driver. You travel in his mini van. Four of us went to Peggy’s Cove and Luenberg for one of the best most informational and fun tours ever. This was not a cheap tour and worth every penny! Highly, highly recommend!!!
Written October 17, 2022
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Marsha S
Rockville, MD10 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
The highlight was that we got safely back to our cruise ship. We thought that with 6 hours, we would be able to help decide our itinerary. No way! We drove up and down neighborhood streets in Halifax, giving us some interesting information, but Bruce also pointed out every "burning bush" plant between Halifax and Peggy's Cove.

We asked questions about real estate and business in Halifax, questions that have been asked on every tour I've ever been on, and be said, "I'm not the one to ask about those things." He had a specific dialogue that he couldn't change.

If you're a photographer, and have a strong stomach, this might be for you...he drove on almost every side street, showing photo ops, we got some great photos, but also, some of us had serious car sickness!

The hours trip from Halifax to Peggy's Cove took three hours!

I won't be using his services again!
Written October 13, 2022
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MaryKay S
1 contribution
Sep. 2022
We were so looking forward to our day in Halifax with Bruce, but due to Hurricane Fiona, we were unable to come in to Halifax to do the tour. Bruce did not offer ANY portion of the fully paid excursion to be refunded since it was not within their fully refundable time frame. So disappointing.
Written September 28, 2022
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PMCLA
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Sep. 2022
My wife and I had a private tour of 10+ hours. Bruce met us at our hotel where he gave us an overview of the tour and then drove us around some key spots in Halifax before heading for Lunenburg, a 1 1/2 hour drive. Along the way Bruce was a great source of information which made the drive pass by quickly. At Lunenburg and throughout the day thru Mahone Bay, Chester and Peggy's Cove Bruce stopped at numerous sites for photo ops and background history.
Bruce has a wealth of information on Nova Scotia and it's history,
culture, industries and more, as well as on Canada.
If 10 hours + is too long for you then ask Bruce to reduce some stops and photo ops BUT do not miss out on this fabulous tour!
Written September 26, 2022
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Jake H
2 contributions
Aug. 2022
Bruce picked my wife and I up at our AIRbnb in Halifax and drove us to lunenburg, blue rocks, mahone bay, peggys cove, and back to the airport. This was a Private Tour that took ten hours. Bruce is very polite and knowledgeable about the area. Even just making small talk with him while we drove down the highway was a breeze. The day was fairly priced especially considering the price of gas and driving over 300kms. We gave him a hefty tip which he definitely deserved. I would recommend Bruces Tours to anyone travelling to Halifax
Written August 29, 2022
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seanzik
Montreal, Canada115 contributions
Jun. 2022
Our family of 5 had a wonderful tour with Bruce.
First, it was very easy to reserve. We emailed for information and he responded quickly - he built our own tour based on what we wanted to see. When we opted to move the tour up a day, due to poor weather, he obliged right away.

We certainly had a busy itinerary - about 11 hours but it went by fast. It felt like less of a series of destinations, as many of the large tour companies do. The first stop is where it was clear to me that we chose our tour properly. Most go directly into Lunenburg, but Bruce first took us to a peaceful golf course across the harbour to get a view of the town and have a family picture. Then back in the vehicle and off to the town - he provided lots of explanations, many opportunities for photos and to get out and discover on our own along our drive from Lunenburg to Mahone Bay, Blue Rocks, Peggy's Cove and then back to our hotel.

There were many times where Bruce took us off the main road to find amazing vantage points and views. This was deeply appreciated. He carefully wrote down each and every photo stop for our records. The tour was peppered with lots of interesting insider information and unexpected things to see: a piece of the Berlin Wall. Lunenburg bump windows in the town, a drive to Oak Island to learn about treasure buried there, a chance to observe fisherman and lobster boats close up...and so much more. Many longer stops along the way to grab a snack, explore local communities, and admire the beauty of nature along the coast.

Highly recommended - it felt like a personalized tour. Bruce was on our schedule - not his - which made it more relaxed and enjoyable too.
Written July 1, 2022
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Renée R
Spring Arbor, MI157 contributions
Jun. 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed Bruce's tour of Nova Scotia while on a cruise ship stop in June 2018. He knows his territory, and it's obvious he loves it. We wish we would have had more time to tour with him. We highly recommend him!
Written December 20, 2019
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margaretn20182018
New York City, NY3 contributions
Sep. 2019
Bruce was a great tour guide. He was on time and was exactly where he said he would meet us when our ship docked. He showed us a map and explained where we would be going on our tour of Halifax and Peggy's Cove. He drove us all around Halifax and showed us many of the historical landmarks and let us take lots of photos. Peggy's Cove was a Beautiful Village with shops, food and lot of great photo opportunities. This was a Great Tour.
Written October 16, 2019
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Denise Mather
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
Thank You Bruce for an awesome experience, and adding Oak Island for us.
We had such a great day and saw so much.
This is the perfect tour if you only have one day to spend in Halifax.
I have an awesome album of pics to remember this trip by, thanks to you.
Very well done.
Written October 8, 2019
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Bruces_Van_Tours
Thank you for the wonderful note and we are so glad you had a special day in our city and province. We like to think we live in a very special part of this great planet and we love to share it with visitors. We hope to see you again, soon! Alan, for Bruce
Written October 9, 2019
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