Lunenburg Travel Guide

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    Lunenburg
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    Lunenburg
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  • Museum of the Altantic Fisheries
    Museum of the Altantic Fisheries
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Lunenburg Things to Do

  • Another great old vessel.

    I have written a tip on this page about the Theresa E. Connor vessel attached to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic which was an old saltbanker eventually put out of business by more modern steel trawlers with a larger capacity and in a strangely fitting way, the other large vessel here is exactly the type of craft that would have superseded the...

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  • Oldest in the country.

    I have written about the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on another tip on this page and mentioned the two fascinating vessels that lie alongside the wharf there. This tip concerns the first of them, the Theresa E Connor, the oldest saltbank schooner still in existence.Built in 1938 in the town which is still her home she was involved in the long...

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  • A few old fishermen's tales here!.

    We all know about fishermen's tall tales about "the one that got away" and so on but the great thing about visiting the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is that all the tales are true.Apart from the excellent museum itself, there are two perfectly preserved vessels for the visitor to explore, the Cape Sable which is a 1960's side trawler and the...

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  • Take another walk!

    I have already constructed another tip on this page concerning taking a walk on one of the very pleasant trails hereabouts but this tip concerns a different type of walking and is, I suspect much of the reason many people visit here. Old Town Lunenburg is a UNESCO Wrold Heritage Site and rightly so in my opinion. In the introduction to a fairly...

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  • Burnt but unbowed.

    During our time in Lunenburg we passed several fine looking churches, all in roughly the same architectural style, which I suppose is understandable and consists of white planking "trimmed" with black window frames, guttering and the like. Apparently the style is known as Carpenter Gothic and they all seemed to be well cared for externally at...

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  • Lest we forget.

    Readers of many of my other pages will know that I have an interest in military graves and war memorials and I will generaly stop to have a look at any I pass. I also write tips here about them which are often pretty short as there is not really much to say about them because everyone knows what they are and what they represent. I make no apology,...

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Lunenburg Hotels

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  • Rum Runner Inn

    Sitting on top the restaurant of the same name, this place has very nice clean rooms at a reasonable...

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  • Lunenburg Arms Hotel

    94 Pelham Street, Box 1378, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Smuggler's Cove Inn

    The Smuggler's Cove Inn and Scuttlebutt Restaurant offers a variety of rooms. The restaurant offers...

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Lunenburg Restaurants

  • Very possibly the best we visited.

    In a wonderful six week trip round the Maritime Provinces in summer 2014 I was lucky enough to have eaten some wonderful meals in some wonderful places, mostly pubs and bars as it seems you do not have to splash out to get excellent quality food in those parts. Anyway, I do like a pub atmosphere and again Canada seems to be able to deliver that. To...

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  • Skip this one

    Co-located with the museum, this restaurant has a great location but service is slow and the food is not as good as other choices

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  • Seafood and Canadian Traditionals

    Magnolia's Grill is one of many Lunenburg restauarnts serving seafood and other non-seafood meals.Good for a lunch or a dinner.

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Lunenburg Nightlife

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    The Lunenburg Opera House: BANJO-RAMA

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 19, 2003

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    Your chance to see a live performance by Kim Barlow, Darren Arsenault, Charlie Schomer and Washboard Hank.

    Five bucks, Yee Ha!

    BANJO-RAMA
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Lunenburg Transportation

  • Going to Lunenburg

    If you want a customised tour to visit famous places outside Halifax (such as Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove etc) which is operational all year around, I would recommend the Tall Tale Tours. They have customised tours from 1 to 6 people to famous places around Halifax and you can contact Mr Robert Young at tel: (902)8309179 or email...

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  • Horse drawn carriage

    One of the best ways to see the sights in the city is by horse drawn carriage. You will get all explanation on this guided tour.

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Lunenburg Shopping

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    Jenny JIB: Everything for your home

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 30, 2012

    Jenny JIB is since 2002 located in the former historical Zwicker Variety Building. The Zwickers were one of the founding families of Lunenburg.

    Jenny JIB sells home & garden items, housewares, antiques, jewelry, creative handwork and art from international and local artists, artisans and designers.

    Jenny JIB - Lunenburg NS
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Lunenburg Warnings and Dangers

  • Stone Cold

    Like in Halifax films are shot in Lunenburg too. The smaller streets and lower wooden houses are a great setting if images from yesteryears has to be created.I never realized Lunenburg was used as a film set until somebody send me an email asking:A three day search using Street View ended here at Lunenburg. The particular seen was shot at the...

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  • Peak tourist season

    If you intend to visit Lunenburg during the peak tourist months of July to September, I suggest that you book your accomodation and transport way in advance because Lunenburg is very popular and full of tourists during these months. If you want to avoid tourists, you can come in early spring or late autumn season, but the weather will be colder and...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Lunenburg Tourist Traps

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    Lunenburg--the Gatlinburg of Nova Scotia

    by jquillm1 Written Aug 6, 2006

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    Lunenburg COULD be charming and beautiful, but as a native of the town told us: "You really need to get away from the tourist areas to appreciate Lunenburg." The waterfront area is full of touristy restaurants and gift shops selling maritime bric-a-brac made in China. There are some very nice old houses several blocks away from the waterfront that are worth a quick visit, but you can skip the rest of Lunenburg and just hit the gift shops at the Halifax airport if you want a cheesy gift to take back to the relatives.

    Unique Suggestions: Stay away from the waterfront. Especially, if the Bluenose II is not in port, there is little worth your time there.

    Fun Alternatives: See Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay and move on through Lunenburg.

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Lunenburg What to Pack

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    Raincoats and Warm Clothing!

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Oct 9, 2011

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is cool and rains a lot in Lunenberg. So please pack a raincoat, non-slippery shoes and some warm clothing. The wind can howl off the bay as well. So stay warm!

    Photo Equipment: A bag to make sure your camera stays dry.

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Lunenburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Lots of ovens but no bread.

    This tip refers to a place that is technically in the area of Riverport but there does not seem to be a place on the VT database for that and so I have included it in this section of my Lunenburg page. As there is no address field in "off the beaten path", the full postal address is 326 Ovens Road, PO Box 38, Riverport, Nova Scotia, BOJ 2WO. In...

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  • Drive Over To Annapolis Royal: WIP...

    One of the prettiest towns in Nova Scotia is less than a two hour drive away in Annapolis Royal. It is one of my favorite places in Nova Scotia. The drive over coming from Lunenberg and going south is a scenic one and just skirts one of Nova Scotia's national parks. Like Lunenberg, it is compact and easy to walk around in. There are some great...

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  • Keimkujik National Park

    Just an hour or half from Lunenberg lies a really pretty national park that few non Nova Scotians take the time to visit. Keimkujik National Park is located in the southern interior of Nova Scotia. The park contains some lush forests, great hiking trails, creeks and rivers for canoeing and wildlife to view. There is a recently reconstructed visitor...

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Lunenburg Sports & Outdoors

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    Kayaking the Blue Rocks

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 13, 2014

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    A few miles out of town in a protected cove this kayaking outfitter provides either tours or rentals.

    Kayaking the blue rocks
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Lunenburg Favorites

  • LUNENBURG OUTFITTING CO.

    Located at 138 Montague, the LUNENBURG OUTFITTING CO. was started by William Duff and built between 1879 & 1890. The company vessels carried salt, molasses and other imports from the West Indies to Canada. But, their specialty was in outfitting vessels.Lunenburg Outfitting Co. acquired it in 1917. Then in 1943 it became a part of Adams & Knickle...

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  • ADAMS & KNICKLE LTD.

    The bright red buildings of ADAMS & KNICKLE LTD. are a historic part of Lunenburg's waterfront. The company has been a part of the famous port for 115 years (since 1897). In the early years, the company, located at 170 Montague Street, was an exporter of salt fish. Today it fishes for deep-sea scallops.Founded in 1897 by Harry W. Adams and Captain...

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  • ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

    Located at 81 Cumberland Street, ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA was established in 1753 with its first days beginning in a simple Meeting House structure.After a devastating fire on November 1, 2001, St. John's was literally reduced to ashes and not much was left of it. I looked at the pictures of the burned out shell of the Church and...

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Explore Deeper into Lunenburg
Pleasant but totally empty.
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A beautifully scenic place to relax.
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Go for a walk.
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What a lot of monuments.
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St John's Anglican Church
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Museum of the Altantic Fisheries
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Bluenose II
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Walk the Historic Downtown
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Walk the Upper Town To See the Grand Homes
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Lunenberg Waterfront and Harbor
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Walk Around Lunenberg Academy
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St Johns Anglican Church
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Lunenburg Town Hall
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The Knaut-Rhuland House Museum
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Indian Mussels
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Licensed Cafe
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Pizza!
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Historic fish grounds
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The Harbour
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Progress?
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Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood! (continued).
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
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VISIT THE FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC
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LUNENBURG ACADEMY
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VISIT THE KNAUT-RHULAND HOUSE MUSEUM
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LOBSTER - YEAH BABY
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Tasty Scallops in Old Lunenberg
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Incredible Italian!
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Walking around Old Town Lunenburg
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TOURIST INFORMATION & CAMPGROUND
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Future tip - Under Construction - (forum reply)
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St. John's Church
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Lunenburg architecture
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Great Pizza
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must see's for this area
Off The Beaten Path
Add Mahone Bay to your itinerary
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St. John's Anglican Church
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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
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A pizza at the old Lunenburg jail?!
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Look at a Canadian dime now look at the real thing
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