Whale watching tours should be at the top of your list of activities on your Nova Scotia vacation. The best whale watching can be found throughout the province, from Cape Breton’s world famous Cabot Trail, to the Bay of Fundy’s Digby Neck, and in the south, from the beautiful South Shore near Lunenburg to Metro Halifax. The tours will show you not just whales but also other Atlantic marine wildlife including seals and sea birds in their natural habitat.
Lunenburg Walking tours
There is no better way to experience the spectacular sites and atmosphere of Lunenburg’s historic streetscapes and working waterfront than on foot. Lunenburg Town Walking Tours was created to offer visitors to our UNESCO World Heritage Site town – one of only two such urban sites in North America – an educational and entertaining directed walk through history. Learn more >>>
Bluenose Golf club
The Bluenose Golf Club is a picturesque, 9-hole golf club, which presents golfers with a challenging game. With small greens and uneven lies, the Bluenose Golf Club offers many great views that overlook the beautiful and historic UNESCO Town of Lunenburg. Learn more >>>
Osprey Ridge golf course
A creation of internationally recognized golf course architect Graham Cooke, Osprey Ridge is an 18-hole championship course experience, offered at a value price. Osprey provides a worthy challenge and a unique and pleasurable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. Learn more >>>
Blue Rocks is a premier sea kayaking destination of Nova Scotia. Made up of stratified slate pushed upward by crustal folding, the fifty-plus islands in this archipelago are stunning to kayak through. This maze of islands has passageways that only kayakers can navigate. Blue Rocks offers many opportunities to see wildlife above and below it’s clear waters including playful seals. Learn more >>>
Ovens National Park
The Sea Caves in The Oven’s Natural Park are wonder to view from a sea kayak. The caves have been dug out of the slate cliffs by the relentless ocean swells. The caves are wide and deep and, when the tide is right, loud booms and large water spouts are created. Add to this a history of gold mining and the area seems magical. A must for kayaking in Nova Scotia. Learn more >>>
Hiking & Biking
Everything you’ve ever wanted but never knew existed is yours to discover. All of these special places are free, ready made opportunities for you to experience and enjoy. Get out and experience some of the District of Lunenburg’s best kept secrets.
Appreciate the beautiful weather and make a trip to Gaff Point where you can explore the 124 acres of nature. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, examine Nova Scotia’s marine, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems. Continue on your adventure to Hirtles beach where you can finish your day by relaxing on the sandy Beach and cool down in the clear blue ocean water.
This 14 km trail runs between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater and connects with the Dynamite Trail to the East and the Centennial Trail in the Town of Bridgewater to the West. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses.
Indian Path Common trail
Indian Path Common has three recreational hiking trails. The main trail, which is 2 km long, is identified with green markers. The loop trail is identified with blue markers and is 0.5 km long. Both of these trails are intended for hiking only and the terrain is considered moderately challenging. Indian Path Common offers a stunning variety of plant life. On your hike through the forest, you will be surrounded by an abundance of wild flowers, ferns and trees.
Bay to Bay Trail
This 10 km trail along the “Lunenburg Spur” connects the Towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay and links with both the Adventure Trail and the Dynamite Trail. Access includes hikers, bicycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles, skies, and horses. Parking is available at access points along the trail.
Sail the same majestic waves as the proud schooner, Bluenose; explore the harbour of historic Lunenburg; discover the sea caves of the famous Oven Natural Park; or bask in the sun and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. Sail to the sunset on Eastern Star and enjoy a real hands on experience. Learn more >>>
U – Pick
Terra Beata – Cranberry farm
A Maritime cranberry farm nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Terra Beata cranberry farm serves a range of customers, from families who visit the U-pick and Bog Store for cranberries and farm-made cranberry gourmet preserves, to businesses looking for top-quality frozen cranberries and cranberry products. Learn more >>>