Follow the Lighthouse Route along the coast of the South Shore Region to reach Lunenburg. You'll find the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove along the way and end the trip viewing Yarmouth's Cape Forchu Lighthouse.
Lunenburg has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its preserved German heritage and colourful 18th and 19th century buildings that line the streets. Visit this coastal town famous for its shipbuilding and racing vessels, walk around the deck of Bluenose II when she's docked at the waterfront or explore the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic dedicated to the area's large fishing industry. It'll come as no surprise that seafood is a must try on any menu.
A walk around the town is advised to fully appreciate its heritage and if the steep hills are a challenge then let a horse and carriage come to your rescue. This picturesque town also draws artists whose works are displayed in a variety of summer art festivals or enjoy the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in August.
Top itineraries in Lunenburg
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