No trip to Nova Scotia would be complete without a visit to Old Town Lunenburg, one of only two urban communities in North America to be designated as a World Heritage Site.

Its historic red buildings stand out along the waterfront anchoring a colourful picture-postcard scene topped off by the spire of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Lunenburg is a walking town, its narrow streets more suited to horse and carriage days than modern day vehicles. Find a place on the outskirts to park your RV then stroll past colourful buildings to the historic waterfront.

Lunenburg is home to the “Bluenose II”. When the schooner is in port, you can take a two-hour sail or just hop on board for a tour.

A little more than a ten-minute drive away, picturesque Mahone Bay has upscale shops and restaurants designed to appeal to the tourist trade. In its earlier years, wooden boat building was the main industry here and the Mahone Bay Museum celebrates this history providing visitors with an in-depth understanding of the community’s heritage. Cross the river for an iconic view of the town dominated by the spires of three churches, frequently photographed and featured on many postcards and calendars.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Wander the Historic District
  • Visit St John’s Anglican Church
  • Take a tour on board the Bluenose II
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Explore nearby Mahone Bay

World Heritage Site

It's the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America.  It's colourful, historic and original. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's the reason thousands of visitors come here annually.
Video courtesy of Tourism Nova Scotia


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