Get in touch with your seaside
The Boscawen Inn is located in the heart of "Old Town" Lunenburg, a picturesque fishing town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Lunenburg is one of Nova Scotia’s most historic and beautiful towns.
Lunenburg’s colourful waterfront, narrow streets and captivating architecture radiates the flavour of the town’s seafaring heritage. Dozens of historic buildings and homes dating back to 1760 have been beautifully maintained and the streets still follow the original Town plan of 1754. This dedicated level of preservation led to Lunenburg’s Old Town being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
One of the best aspects of Luneburg is that, unlike many “tourism” destinations, this is still an authentic working harbour: fishing boats and boat builders line the waterfront and many locals still make their living here in traditional maritime ways.
So wander the docks and chat with the Lunenburgians. Buy a lobster and we’ll steam it up for you for a picnic lunch. Step into the Bluenose II restoration and see this magnificent sailing schooner being rebuilt, or get out on the harbour in a dory or on a tall ship.
At just 55 minutes from Halifax, Lunenburg is an easy weekend getaway, a perfect business retreat destination and a must-see stop in your tour of Nova Scotia’s gorgeous South Shore.
See our Map for directions.
Click through to learn more about UNESCO and the designation of a World Heritage Site.
What’s On in Lunenburg
Events around town
May - October ~ Fisherman's Museum of the Atlantic
July - September ~ Bandstand Concerts
June 6-8 ~ Lunenburg Birthday Celebrations
July 12-13 ~ Lunenburg Festival of Crafts
July 19-20 ~ Paint Sea on Site
July 19-25 ~ Boxwood Music Festival
July 25-26 ~ Lunenburg Wooden Boat Reunion
August 3 ~ Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival
August 7-10 ~ Folk Harbour Festival
Oct ~ Fishermans Thanksgiving Service
Oct ~ Newfie Days
Nov ~ Lunenburg Christmas Craft Show AND Santa Parade