Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Getting To Know Lunenburg

The Old Town of Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America to be designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Founded in 1888, it was once the centre of the fishing industry off the coast of Labrador and became a major supplier of cod. Its particular “Lunenburg cured” cod has found its way as far as Puerto Rico and markets in the West Indies. Today, Lunenburg has Canada’s largest secondary fish-processing plant and this fishing heritage is celebrated in the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic as well as the annual Fisherman’s Picnic and Reunion.

Our All-Inclusive Visit

This morning, we’ll tour Lunenburg’s harbour-side streets, lined with unique shops and colourfully painted homes. We’ll visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, which exhibits wharf-side vessels, an aquarium, and the famous Bluenose II, a replica of the original world famous racing schooner. After lunch, we’ll embark on a scenic drive through Mahone Bay, famous for its picturesque natural beauty, handsome churches that are scattered along the shore, and Nova Scotia’s largest fishing fleet.

 

More About Lunenburg…

Lunenburg was also a centre of struggle between French Catholic “Acadians” and British Protestants. In 1753, Britain resettled nearly 1500 German Protestants in Lunenburg to counter the persistent influence of French Catholicism. Lunenburg’s Old Town is home to Canada’s oldest Presbyterian Church (St. Andrews, 1769) and Lutheran Church (Zion, 1770).

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