Lunenburg's heritage is the sea - shipbuilding is just a way of life!
The Town of Lunenburg, in Nova Scotia, Canada, was formally established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Lunenburg is a cultural gem attracting thousands of visitors each year to see its unique architectural beauty and outstanding harbour setting.
Being the birthplace of "Bluenose" our heritage is shipbuilding. The waterfront businesses around Lunenburg harbour make our community the premier center of excellence for the boatbuilding industry in Eastern Canada.
There are a variety of fine accommodations and gourmet restaurants available in Lunenburg and the many talents of the people of Lunenburg and surrounding area are displayed in the craft stores, art galleries, specialty shops and Marine-Industrial suppliers. Lunenburg is closer than many think to the eastern seaboard of the United States - just 400 nautical miles from Newport, Rhode Island and connected by air, sea and highways for easy travel to and from this historic seaport.