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 Bluenose II moored  at Lunenburg

Home Port

Historic and Modern Lunenburg

The town of Lunenburg on the south shore of Nova Scotia was established in 1753 as the first British Colonial Settlement outside of Halifax. Today it remains a vibrant town with an impressive mix of modern industries combined with a rich heritage evident in its streetscapes and architecture.

Old town Lunenburg is a UNESCO world heritage site with its impressive heritage properties that bring the past to life. Colourful houses, businesses and churches that date back to the late 1700s are still in use today.

Lunenburg is steeped in art and culture and is one of Nova Scotia's most popular tourist destinations. It is also an eclectic place to live that combines the truly historic with a modern economy driven by a new generation of residents.

Visit the Explore Lunenburg website to learn more about Lunenburg and to plan your visit.

View the webcam for Lunenburg Harbour.


Home to Bluenose II

Lunenburg is the home port of Bluenose II and birthplace of the original Bluenose. It has a proud seafaring history that is still reflected today in its picturesque waterfront. More than 200 years in fishing, shipbuilding and marine related activities have established Lunenburg as a prominent maritime port.

Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, home of Bluenose II and view the Bluenose exhibit.