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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Seasonal only. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic offers activities, a fascinating aquarium, a fishing schooner and trawler, boats, films, and exhibits. Hear a yarn from our Old Salts, have a delightful meal, and shop for gifts of a nautical nature. The Museum is also the home of the Bluenose II.

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Bluenose Golf Course

Seasonal only. The Bluenose Golf Course is a picturesque, 9-hole golf club that presents golfers with a challenging game. Small greens and uneven lies offer great views of beautiful Lunenburg.

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Heritage Fishing Tours

Seasonal only. Heritage Fishing Tours Lunenburg offers a variety of tours for all  — from a 45-minute tour with a historical perspective or fishing excursion for Mackerel — on a fishing/sightseeing vessel that comes fully equipped for any outing in Lunenburg’s famous harbour.

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Bluenose II

Seasonal only. Walking on the deck of the majestic Bluenose II transports you back to a time when fishing schooners were alive with activity, sailing the waters of the North Atlantic. Check the schedule for this popular tall ship’s presence in town.

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Picton Castle

Seasonal only. The Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, best known for adventurous sail training voyages around the world. The ship’s mission is deep-ocean sail training and long-distance education.

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Star Charters

Seasonal only. Sail the same majestic waves with Star Charters as the proud schooner Bluenose II. Explore the Lunenburg harbour and discover the sea caves of the famous Oven Natural Park.

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Trot in Time

Seasonal only. Enjoy a 35-minute buggy ride from the waterfront to the top of town and down again with Trot in Time Buggy Rides. Commentary, legends, and special stories accompany the world-renowned historical views.

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Whale Watching Tours

Seasonal only. Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours offers exciting, three-hours of fun sightings of fin, pilot, minke and the favoured humpback whales, plus birds, seals and more!

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NEWS

Peggy’s Cove Viewing Deck Opens

A new viewing deck along the Peggy’s Cove coastline opened today, October 18/21, with community members, guests and project partners on hand to celebrate. The 1,300 square metres (14,000 square feet) of new, accessible public space provides the opportunity to…

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Halifax Waterfront

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to host Weekend of Reconciliation on the Halifax Waterfront

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC) will host a series of events on the Halifax Waterfront to mark the inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

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TIANS and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Step Up to Support Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is pleased to be working in partnership again this year with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 39, Atlantic Provinces; the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO); and Develop Nova Scotia to oversee the restoration and painting of the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.

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Proposed Seawall Trail in Northern Cape Breton

The Seawall Trail is a proposed five-day, 48-kilometre wilderness hike in Northern Cape Breton, anticipated to  attract enthusiasts from around the globe and help establish Nova Scotia as a world-class hiking destination. Led by the Seawall Trail Society – a registered…

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Patio Lanterns Festival

The Patio Lanterns Festival will bring musical activity and live performances to patios, streets, and indoor or outdoor public spaces across the province throughout the summer and fall months.

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

Our people are a passionate and industrious bunch of placemakers. We’re engineers, planners, architects, designers, program developers, property managers, storytellers, creatives, pragmatists, stewards of public investment, believers, dreamers, doers. We all work closely with community to ensure good ideas are…

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

Develop Nova Scotia is thrilled to welcome its new Vice President, Planning and Development Tanya Davis.  Tanya is a skilled leader and city builder who excels at bridging the gap between planning and engineering and bringing teams together to deliver…

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

Calling on applicants. Develop Nova Scotia, Events East, Innovacorp, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Tourism Nova Scotia are seeking Nova Scotians with lived and learned accessibility experience to join a new Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee. Working together with members from each corporation, the Crown Accessibility Advisory…

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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