According to, an elderly tourist sustained minor injuries after falling three meters (nine feet) at Peggys Cove, nova Scotia on Tuesday afternoon (August 27). The cruise ship passenger injured his head and leg in the fall.

The incident sparked questions about whether tourists are aware of the dangers at one of Canada’s most photographed lighthouses. 

The government used to hire people to patrol the rocks around Peggys Cove and to warn people about the dangers in the area.

The Canadian Department of Tourism has placed warning signs on the rocks and says the site’s visitor information center and brochures highlight the hazards.

COMMENT: Peggy's Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality, which is famous for the Peggy's Point Lighthouse.

It is incumbent upon all cruise-ship lines who have line-sanctioned ground excursions to alert all passengers to situations that may make them vulnerable to falls and accidents.