Here about 90 km from Halifax tucked away on the south shore of Nova Scotia is this tiny little port town of Lunenburg. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. A replica of the famous racing Schooner Bluenose from the early 1900’s. This small town of about 2300 people is home to fishermen and artisans alike. Founded in 1753 the architecture is unique and well preserved, the streets are narrow and the buildings are colorful. You can wander through the fun shops, dine on fabulous seafood or stroll the distinctive waterfront and smell the beauty of the ocean. Drop into the Ironworks Distillery for a drink or check out the Fisheries Museum Of The Atlantic if that is your thing or take a slow tour of town in a
horse drawn carriage or for foodie lovers drop into Cilantro The Cooks shop for everything cooking you want. I spent a weekend here in October and fall is in the air and the tourist season is winding down as this is a seasonal destination. Not much happening here in winter except the locals living life. I spent 2 nights at the Lunenburg Arms with a great view and enjoyed a great massage at the spa the next morning. There is much to do here for such a tiny gem. I was lucky enough to score a ticket for an intimate concert with 2 old Canadian rockers at the old Boscawen Inn. 100 people listening to good music and stories from 2 talented musicians and a bar for drinks to boot. This is a place to visit, the pace is slow, the people are fabulous and the views are spectacular. It’s not a budget weekend but we all have to splurge once in a while!