Thursday, April 29, 2010
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
UNESCO´s Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Get yourself to the sea! Explore the historical buildings and vessels in the UNESCO town of Lunenburg. The breath-taking Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, recently named as one of the top 1000 best places to see in the US and Canada before you die. The Museum commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharfside, the Museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop and restaurant.
I am going next month and really looking forward to it.
Three floors of exhibits including the world's largest collection of BLUENOSE artifacts. Wharf side exhibits, which include full access to the schooner Theresa E. Connor and the side trawler Cape Sable, where you can attempt to get your 'sea legs'. Visit the aquarium and get the scoop on scallops and lobster lore. Launch a model schooner and listen to a yarn from our old salts that have lived on the North Atlantic all of their lives.
You can fit Lunenburg in on a fly drive holiday to Nova Scotia - try this one
Lunenburg The Lunenburg Inn is highly recommended.