Lunenburg

Nova Scotia

This UNESCO World Heritage Site – with its narrow streets and unique architecture – is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. The graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner.

Wander Old Town Lunenburg’s distinctive waterfront with its colourful buildings and listen for salty tales of seafaring and rum-running.  Discover what life is like on the open ocean when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on the Lunenburg waterfront.After walking the wharves of Old Town Lunenburg, hike the granite outcrops of Blue Rocks, a small picturesque fishing village that’s just a few minutes’ drive from the UNESCO World Heritage site. With dramatic seascapes and fascinating geology, it’s a popular spot for cyclists and photographers alike. Interested in kayaking?  Pleasant Paddling offers sea kayaking tours from Blue Rocks and along the coastline around Lunenburg.

Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Seventy percent of the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful façades.In Lunenburg, the past mingles with the present, and you can still see tall ships moored in the harbour and hear a blacksmith’s hammer in a waterfront warehouse. Our guided tours tell tales of lives lost on the ocean, and of the spirits that return to haunt the living.

 

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