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Lunenburg

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Renowned for being the birthplace of the famous Bluenose and Bluenose II, the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has a long, proud seafaring history that continues to be reflected in its picturesque waterfront

Today, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is very much a town where the past meets the present. Seventy percent of the original buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful facades. As a result, the town has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a fitting tribute to the lasting history nestled alongside this tranquil harbour.

Lunenburg is truly a walking town, with everything centrally located and just a short distance from one another. Stroll past the colourful heritage properties (in case you’re wondering, Nova Scotia’s fishing towns often painted their homes bright colours so as to be easily seen from the water), visit the many gift and artisan shops scattered throughout the town or enjoy an ice cream along its boardwalk. If the steep hills seem intimidating, you can take a horse and carriage ride with a driver who will gladly point out all of Lunenburg’s famous sites.

Lunenburg Tourist Attractions

Here are a few of the attractions in Lunenburg you may like to visit:

  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Bluenose II,
  • Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum
  • Knaut-Rhuland House Museum
  • Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance
  • Lunenburg Farmers' Market
  • Old Town Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ovens Natural Park
  • South Shore Genealogical Society
  • St. John's Church

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