Bluenose II: Lunenburg, Unesco World Heritage Site – with its narrow streets and unique architecture – is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. The graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner. https://bluenose.novascotia.ca
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic: Wander Old Town Lunenburg’s distinctive waterfront with its colourful buildings and listen for salty tales of seafaring and rum-running. Discover what life is like on the open ocean when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on the Lunenburg. https://fisheriesmuseum.novascotia.ca
St. John’s Anglican Church: The second oldest Protestant church in Canada, was established in 1754. In 2001, it was partially destroyed in a Halloween night fire, but has been completely restored in years since. Come by and take a guided tour of the beautifully restored gothic architecture, or take in one of many Musique Royale concerts throughout the year. http://www.stjohnslunenburg.org
The Academy: The Lunenburg Academy is one of the town’s most cherished structures. The Academy was Lunenburg’s first structure to be recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada, and is also a designated Provincial and Municipal Heritage Building. It closed as a school in 2012, but is maintained by the Town of Lunenburg, who are supported in their conservation efforts by the Lunenburg Academy Foundation, a dedicated group of the school’s alumni. Today The Academy hosts the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP), an international center for advanced studies in performance and interpretation. You can check their website for concerts http://www.lampns.ca
Halifax-Southwestern Railway Museum: Exquisite scale model railroad and artifacts from the railway as it was in the 1950s is fun for the whole family. http://www.hswmuseum.ednet.ns.ca/Home.html
Knaut-Rhuland House Museum: For a true 18th century experience. http://www.lunenburgheritagesociety.ca/krhouse.htm
Bluenose Golf Club/Course: Picturesque, 9-hole golf club, overlooks historic UNESCO Town of Lunenburg. As well it is the best spot to take pictures of town of Lunenburg.http://www.bluenosegolfclub.com
Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg: In this workshop at the corner of Montague and Kempt streets, a marine blacksmith by the name of Thomas Walters once produced ironworks for shipbuilders all along the Bluenose Coast. Now his old workshop is home to The Ironworks Distillery, which produces spirits in small batches, using only natural ingredients, as fresh and as local as possible. Come by and watch the process yourself, and enjoy a taste at the end! http://ironworksdistillery.com
Trot in Time Horse and Buggy Tours: Kick back and relax as your tour guide tells tales of days gone by, with some exciting urban folklore thrown in. http://www.trotintime.ca
Boat Excursions: Head down to Lunenburg’s working waterfront and book your spot on one of this adventures:
• Star Charters: Offers a day cruise aboard a 48 foot wooden ketch, or a Sunset cruise at night that lets you see the nearby Ovens like never before
• Heritage Fishing Tours: Lets you decide the length of the voyage, and what you want to do – anything from deep-sea fishing to a picnic lunch onboard the boat. http://www.boattour.ca
Lunenburg Farmers’ Market: It is a community tradition for the residents and visitors of Lunenburg. Our market runs every Thursday morning, year-round. From September to May you will find us at the Lunenburg Community Centre. In May we move to the Lunenburg Arena when our market doubles in size for the spring and summer months. The farmers’ market offers a fabulous selection of local products, art and craft.
A small piece of the Berlin Wall: Many segments of the Berlin Wall have been given to various institutions since its fall on November 9, 1989. This section of the Berlin Wall has been standing since the late 1990s beside the historical Lunenburg Industrial Foundry & Engineering, just across Ashea House Bed and Breakfast.