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Lunenburg, located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, is a picturesque fishing village situated on the south shore of the province. The town is renowned for its colourful architecture and historic waterfront, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lunenburg was founded in 1753 by the British and was the first British colonial settlement in Nova Scotia. The town was originally built as a fishing and shipbuilding centre, and is still home to Canada’s oldest surviving wooden shipbuilding company, the Lunenburg Shipyard. The town is also home to many other historic buildings and sites, including the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, the Lunenburg Academy, and the Lunenburg Opera House.

The town is situated on a peninsula at the mouth of the LaHave River, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides. The town is also known for its scenic harbourfront, which is lined with brightly coloured wooden buildings, fishing boats, and schooners.

Lunenburg is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its unique culture and vibrant arts scene. The town also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and the Lunenburg Blues & Roots Festival.

Lunenburg has a long and rich history, and has been recognized as an important port of call for centuries. This history has been preserved in the town’s many museums, historical sites, and buildings, and is a reminder of the importance of Lunenburg’s past.

Excursion tips for a day in Lunenburg

As a tourist in Lunenburg, Canada, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town of Lunenburg, a charming fishing village with colorful buildings and a vibrant waterfront.

2. Enjoy some of the area's best seafood at one of the many restaurants in the town.

3. Take a boat tour of the harbor and get a closer look at the town's unique architecture.

4. Explore the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, which showcases the region's maritime history and culture.

5. Relax on the beach at one of the nearby provincial parks.

6. Visit the nearby Ironworks Distillery for a tour and tasting of their locally-made spirits.

7. Take a stroll along the historic Lunenburg Boardwalk and admire the views of the harbor.

8. Visit the Ovens Natural Park, a protected area of rugged coastline and dramatic sea cliffs.

9. Explore the shops and galleries of the town's historic downtown.

10. Spend the day whale watching and spot some of the area's iconic humpback whales.

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The climate in Lunenburg

The climate in Lunenburg, Canada is a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. During the spring, temperatures range from 8-15 degrees Celsius, while in the summer they can reach up to 25 degrees Celsius. In the autumn, temperatures drop to between 6-17 degrees Celsius and in the winter, temperatures can drop to -15 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is evenly spread out over the year, with snowfall in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Lunenburg

Our weather forecast for Lunenburg helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 14.4 °C
31.5 m/s
35.3 m/s
32.3 %
5.6 m
87.2 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 17.1 °C
28.8 m/s
33.5 m/s
61.2 %
1.2 m
94.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 17.4 °C
15.8 m/s
18.7 m/s
37.2 %
10.6 m
82.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 15.9 °C
23.0 m/s
27.4 m/s
9.9 %
15.6 m
77.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 16.2 °C
23.0 m/s
26.6 m/s
22.4 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 15.4 °C
17.6 m/s
20.9 m/s
15.0 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 15.2 °C
16.6 m/s
19.4 m/s
36.5 %
23.8 m
79.3 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 16 °C
16.2 m/s
19.8 m/s
56.5 %
24.1 m
86.6 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.1 °C
min: 15.2 °C
14.4 m/s
38.2 m/s
86.5 %
18.2 m
88.7 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 14.9 °C
13.3 m/s
38.9 m/s
87.1 %
12.9 m
84.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 15.9 °C
14.8 m/s
36.4 m/s
13.5 %
23.8 m
65.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 16.2 °C
20.5 m/s
41.0 m/s
57.2 %
24.1 m
55.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 18.3 °C
19.8 m/s
42.5 m/s
72.0 %
24.1 m
69.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 19.9 °C
14.4 m/s
46.8 m/s
71.7 %
14.4 m
91.3 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 18 °C
18.4 m/s
39.6 m/s
29.3 %
24.1 m
69.2 %
1,004 hPa

Cruises to Lunenburg

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Scheduled ship calls in Lunenburg, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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