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Founded in 1753, Lunenburg is a designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Nova Scotia’s most historic towns and a splendid example of a British Colonial settlement. While the drive is approximately 90 minutes, the wait is worth it when you arrive in this charming scenic waterfront town.
Enjoying the historic and colorful working waterfront, your tour guide will regale you with intriguing tales of shipbuilding, fishing, rum running and the buried treasure of Oak Island, all part of the local lore. You’ll have some time to explore on your own, perhaps to visit the Fisheries Museum of Lunenburg (small fee), where a replica of Nova Scotia’s famous racing schooner of the 1920s was built in 1963. Known as the Ambassador of Nova Scotia, the 'Bluenose I' graces the Canadian dime, and when not offering tours from the Halifax waterfront, can be found docked here at her home wharf.
Returning to Halifax, enjoy a brief stop in Mahone Bay, famous for its three waterfront churches and local shops.
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Note: There are some uneven surfaces and hills in Lunenburg and many of the older buildings in town are not accessible to guests confined to a wheelchair.
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Scenic & City Tours
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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