Friday, July 19, 2019

50 Places in Eastern Canada to See Before You Die ~ Lunenburg NS

Lunenburg NS is a town where the past meets the present. With its narrow streets and unique architecture the town has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seventy percent of the original buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries continue to greet visitors with their colourful facades. You can wander Old Town Lunenburg’s distinctive waterfront with its colourful buildings and listen for salty tales of seafaring and rum-running or you can do what we did and take a buggy ride.

As we were parking in Lunenburg, Hal spotted Trot in Time Horse and Buggy Ride. It is cash only and the tours start and end at the Trot In Time stand just outside the Fisherman’s Museum of the Atlantic on the Lunenburg waterfront. It is a lovely 45 minute tour of historic Lunenburg. The drivers are very knowledgeable about the area, charming and rather funny. Our guide was Austin and our horse was Jack.

You can discover what life is like on the open ocean when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic on the Lunenburg waterfront. This museum made Hal very happy.

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is also the home port of Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. This graceful ship is a replica of the original fishing boat that found fame as a racing schooner and is commemorated on our dimes. The crew are getting Bluenose II ready for the season in these photos.

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