Top Attractions in Lunenburg
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- The museum provides an excellent overview of the history of fisheries and sailing in the Atlantic region. We spent several hours moving through the exhibits on three levels.Written 7 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Canadas Pride... The crew is a true blast, everyone knew how to make people feel engaged! Book your trip now!Written 10 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This church was constructed in 1756 and after many alterations it sadly succumbed to a fire on Halloween night 2001 - the blaze destroyed most the contents and half of the building, which had been designated a national historic site as the second-oldest Anglican church in Canada.It was classified as Carpenter gothic revival architecture
because of its wooden rather then stone structure.
As Lunenburg is UNESCO protected finance was raised to reconstruct to the smallest detail an exact replica - extraordinary.It was fortunate that they had the craftsmen as Lunenburg was a large shipbuilding town through centuries notwithstanding the grand houses with their intricate wooden relief on their roofs windows and verandahs
requiring maintenance - so these skills remained in the town from generation to generation fortunately
It is such an architectural gem of great beauty with a fitting spiritual energy - you are humbled here by the sheer tranquillity
We were guided through the history by one of the proud volunteers whose family can trace their ancestry back to early settlersWritten 23 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Had a great visit to Ironworks distillery. The tasting experience is not to be missed! Fabulous service. Came away with a bottle of their maple rum and some sample liquors… hummm hummmWritten 17 October 2022
- Don't miss the colorful buildings and cute shops! Great browsing or gifts for yourself or others. Stop in at the distillery for an added treat.Written 22 September 2022
- Yet another unique and lovely Nova Scotia spot. Rock formations of the peninsula and in the water create a cozy little harbor and beautiful views. Hippie vibe, with many tiny shacks built right on on the rocky slope of the harbor. Very peaceful spot. Watched a great blue heron fishing the rising tide undisturbed for at least half an hour.Written 17 September 2022
- Dear friends from all across the world. Our ten year run of GLIMPSES came to an end with an amazing final performance in Lunenburg on September 9th 2017. Over 17000 wonderful people have watched the performances throughout the Summer months and hopefully will always hold a little bit of Lunenburg County in their hearts forever. Please accept the heartfelt thanks from all our cast and crew for supporting GLIMPSES throughout it's 10 year history. Our thanks also go to TripAdvisor for giving people a chance to rate this unique show with a continuous Five Stars.Written 20 February 2018
- Oh My! Even if you are not a quilter, or have no general interest in the craft of quilting (such as I), you cannot help but be totally captivated by the beautiful works of art (and that’s essentially what Laurie Swim’s quilts are) which are on display in this enchanting little gallery. Laurie Swim, now in her 70s, is a Nova Scotian artist / quilter who has taken the craft of quilting to a much higher level - a spectacular art form rather than a colourful throw for your bed.
I found myself peering closely at amazing stitchings, beautiful threads and fabrics and textiles, gorgeous colour combinations, and the intricate use of tiny shells and crystals and the like, which adds another wonderful dimension to her works of art.
I’d heard about the artist via her incredible ’Hope and Survival’ memorial quilt which she created for the commemoration of the 1917 explosion which ripped Halifax apart 100 years ago, as we were exploring sites relating to this event in Halifax.
This gallery is certainly worth a visit, to see a collection of Laurie’s works at close range. There’s quite a number of her quilts on display. The assistant at the gallery was helpful, explaining Laurie’s work and giving information about her techniques and how she goes about creating her masterpieces (because that is what they are).
The gallery is free to visit; there’s a nice collection of cards and books for purchase there.
It’s located at 138 Lincoln Street in Lunenburg, towards the western end of the town. It’s a must for quilters and art lovers alike! For those with mobility impairments, note that there are some stairs up to the gallery entrance.Written 30 August 2019
- This beach is easy to access (drive-on) and is picturesque. I enjoy hearing and seeing the surf and this spot is great for that. It is a large or lengthy beach; a lovely spot to pass some time.Written 16 November 2022
- I traveled prior to April 2019 but Trip Advisor will not let me go further back than this. My wife and I happened across this gallery quite by accident. The artwork jumped off the wall and contained significant detail and depth. I found it to truly be a feast for my senses. One must be able to appreciate and respect the process that the artist follows to place the art in the hands of those who would like to purchase it. We chose to purchase three works. It is true, we did not understand at first that we could not walk out with the one we were looking at. But at the end of the day, I am able to meditate on some beautiful artwork in my home and this would not be the case if I had not taken the chance and made the investment.Written 6 March 2020
- We were here too late to have the paid actors as guides, but The volunteer that was there was very friendly and helpful. lots of interesting things to see.Written 22 September 2022
- So this review is horrendously late. My girlfriend and I visited this fantastic place (or rather stumbled upon it) during a trip to Canada for a friend's wedding that we extended into a holiday to Nova Scotia. It was a warm September in 2018 (not 2019 but TA will not let me input earlier) and we were out biking the back roads heading back to our B&B when I cam across a sign indicating this railway museum. Now I love my trains and the girlfriend was willing to tolerate a detour. I expected to have fun as I love watching model trains and I was NOT disappointed but the happier occurrence was my girlfriend's taking to the passion, whimsy and knowledge of the owner of this fine passion project of an establishment. They chatted happily away about running a small museum while I gazed at tiny trains passing through meticulously created historical local landscapes. A true joy and I'm sorry it took me so long to say so BUT I've only recently started a TA profile.Written 28 April 2020
- It was open farm day today across Nova Scotia so we took a trip to Heckman’s Island just outside of Lunenburg to see Terra Beata Cranberry Farm. While the shop is open year round, there is only one day of the year where you can tour the processing facility. About a dozen people joined the owner for an extended tour of the farm and facility where we learned all about cranberries - everything from planting, growing, and harvesting to processing the berries. It was fascinating and inspiring to meet someone who had a vision and worked hard to achieve it. We sampled blueberry ginger lemonade, homemade granola bars and cranberry shortbread which were all Amazing with a capital A. Terra Beata Farm very generously supplied the recipes too which I plan to make tomorrow. The farm offers a cranberry u-pick just in time for Thanksgiving which I will definitely be going to. We loved our tour and wish this enterprise all the success it deserves.Written 16 September 2018
- Stopped in for Fish and Chips on Wednesday Aug 4 th . Best Fish n Chips I've ever had . Was welcomed by the owners who also own the Art Gallery , such talent . They also make there own ice cream , was too full from the amazing fish n Chips . Nice picnic tables with umbrellas for shade and dog friendly . Friendly folks who shared lots of knowledge of things to do and see in the area . The Crosby Greenhouse in Liverpool/Brooklyn NS they told us about was amazing . Looks like nothing from the front but behind is sculptures all through the forest , never seen anything like it . Thanks so much for the suggestion and it was free . Thank you again for the great meal and conversation. Stay well and much success in the future. Cheers !Written 5 August 2021
- My husband and I stopped here on our drive around the south coast. This is a great spot to stop for coffee and to relax in the Adirondack chairs while admiring the view of Lunenburg.Written 31 October 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Lunenburg
- The best day trips from Lunenburg according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg
- Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore
- Nova Scotia Day Tour - Visit Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the Annapolis Valley.