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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.
Did you know that Nova Scotia's fishing towns often painted their homes bright colours so as to be easily seen from the water?
Lunenburg is no exception.
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