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Lunenburg in Nova Scotia province is a small, picturesque maritime port with a 250-year history of fishing and shipbuilding.

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The old town harborside is photogenically lined with boats and bright-hued buildings (see photo).


Lunenburg straddles the narrow neck of a peninsula, giving it waterfronts on both sides.

Fisheries Museum
of the Atlantic

Be sure to visit it. The museum displays well-presented historical exhibits on fishing, shipbuilding and sailing. The whole family will enjoy it.


A replica of Canada's famous Bluenose racing/fishing schooner is home-based in Lunenburg. Like the original, it was built locally. You can take a two-hour summertime cruise on it when it's not docked in Halifax or on ambassadorial trips to various ports in Canada and the USA.

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