"A day-trip to Lunenburg, home of Bluenose II" Top 5 Page for this destination Lunenburg by Jefie

Lunenburg Travel Guide: 111 reviews and 329 photos

Of course Halifax is the main tourist destination in Nova Scotia but if you've made it as far as Halifax, might as well make it to Lunenburg!

Lunenburg is a gorgeous little town located about an hour and a half from Halifax on Highway 103. It was founded in 1753 and as such it is the second oldest British settlement of the province after Halifax. What makes Lunenburg so special today is the beautifully preserved architecture of Old Town Lunenburg, In fact, in 1995, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, thus joining the likes of Le Vieux Quebec and La Habana Vieja. Wondering if it's truly worth the detour? Just take a look at the following few tips!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful architecture
  • Cons:Bluenose II is often away from home
  • In a nutshell:Don't forget to bring your camera!
  • Last visit to Lunenburg: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 9, 2006
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Great page!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    I remember this lovely town!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2007 at 4:58 AM

    Hm, I found Lunenburg rather dull... But maybe it was because of my headache and the heat I experienced there!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2007 at 5:09 AM

    Really informative and enjoyable. We're visiting friends at Lunenburg in a few months and are really looking forward to it. This page is great background.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2006 at 8:08 AM

    You are right, lunenburg is not to be missed when one is already in halifax :) This town is really unique and colourful.


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