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This 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.

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 waterfront.

The best time of year to visit Lunenburg for warm-weather activities is from early July to early September. The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 15 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is July 28, with an average high of 73°F and low of 59°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 10 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 19°F and high of 33°F.

TransitLunenburg is the fixed-route public bus system within Lunenburg County. There are two routes, A and B, that connect the cities of Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and Riverport.

Lunenburg is truly a walking town, with everything centrally located and just a short distance from one another. Stroll past the colourful heritage properties (in case you’re wondering, Nova Scotia’s fishing towns often painted their homes bright colours so as to be easily seen from the water), visit the many gift and artisan shops scattered throughout the town or enjoy an ice cream along its boardwalk.

If the steep hills seem intimidating, you can take a horse and carriage ride with a driver who will gladly point out all of Lunenburg’s famous sites.

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