Town of Lunenburg

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. Learn more >>>


Bluenose II

In 1963 a replica of Bluenose was built at Lunenburg using the original Bluenose plans and named Bluenose II. Built for the Olands Brewery as a promotional yacht, the replica was later acquired by the province of Nova Scotia as a sailing ambassador and continues to sail every summer based out of Lunenburg. Learn more >>>


Fisheries Museum of Atlantic

The breath-taking Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The Museum commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharf side, the Museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop and restaurant. Learn more >>>


Lunenburg Academy

Built in 1894 –1895, the Lunenburg Academy is a rare surviving example of Nova Scotia’s 19th Century Academy system of secondary education and represents the short and final “golden age” of Academy construction in the Province. Learn more >>>


Knaut Rhuland House Museum

A visit to Lunenburg would not be complete without a tour of the Knaut-Rhuland House Museum. The house was built in 1793 and is a well-preserved example of Colonial Georgian architecture and is also a designated National, Provincial and Municipal Historic Site. Guides dressed in period costumes will take visitors back to a time long before Canada’s nationhood and allow a rare glimpse of a Lunenburg home as it would have been more than 200 years ago. Learn more >>>