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Welcome to Historic Old Town Lunenburg a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 destinations in Canada

Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered to be the best surviving planned British colonial town in North America, you can still see the tall ships moored off the port and hear the smith's hammer, while guided tours tell tales of lives lost on the ocean, and the spirits that return to haunt the living.

Lunenburg's harbour-side streets are lined with unique shops and restaurants that blend with the well-preserved and colourfully painted historic homes, much of it like a living museum from the 18th century.Strong European influences are evident in the historic buildings and heritage homes, the steep streets and shop lined harbourfront make a walking tour an outstanding visitor experience.

While on a tour discover Nova Scotia's maritime heritage when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to explore wharf-side vessels and their extraordinary aquarium, and the famous Bluenose II, a replica of the original world famous racing schooner, now moored in Lunenburg's harbour. It has been rebuilt by Lunenburg Shipyard and awaits rigging. 


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View the BluenoseII Webcam    Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Harbour Watch Webcam


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