Lunenburg is a port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the province’s South Shore, it is located on the Fairhaven Peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay.The town is approximately 90 kilometres southwest of the county boundary with the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Lunenburg is steeped in art, music and culture. it has an active heritage society, book clubs, writing clubs, a museum that always exceeds expectations and a robust community of artists. Lunenburg boasts some of the finest restaurants in the Maritimes yet you will find that favourite little coffee shop or a pub to meet with friends and family. Art galleries are found on almost every street and live theatre or musical event is never far away.

There are festivals galore such as Folk Harbour Music Festival, Festival of Crafts, Folk Art Festival, Street Festival,Newfie Days, Schooner Races and a magical Santa Claus Parade. Music Royale presents world famous classical musicians year round in the National Heritage St. John’s Anglican Church and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival features folk,world, jazz and rock artists throughout the year, though the main event is during the warm nights of August.

Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a curling rink, bowling alley, swimming pool and a community centre overflow with stimulating activities. We have a golf course with one of the finest views in the world (Lunenburg), hiking trails and a historic working waterfront which is gradually revealing its charms. Lunenburg has an active ship-building industry and was the home port of that historic and majestic schooner on the Canadian dime, the Bluenose.Lunenburg Harbour is home to the tall ship Picton Castle and a popular a port-of-call for many touring Tall Ships and recreational vessels.
Lunenburg has wonderful neighbours in the small beautiful historic towns of Chester and Mahone Bay, and the larger town of Bridgewater, an active community 15-20 minutes away which contains the big shopping stores as well as a multiplex theatre.

Local Schools:

Bluenose Academy
Lunenburg Academy
Lunenburg School of Arts
South Shire Waldorf School & Kindergarten