Lunenburg, Halifax

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Lunenburg is a port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the province's South Shore, Lunenburg 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. The town was established by the three founding fathers, Patrick Sutherland, Dettlieb Christopher Jessen and John Creighton during Father Le Loutre's War, four years after Halifax. The town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia intended to displace Mi'kmaq and Acadian Catholics. British settlement posed a lasting, grave and certain threat to Mi'kmaw hegenomy over their traditional territory. Considering that British conditions for peace required surrender of Mi'kmaw sovereignty to the Crown, the Wabanaki Confederacy raided Lunenburg nine times in the early years of the settlement in an attempt to reclaim their loss. The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995. This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in Canada. The historic core of the town is also a National Historic Site of Canada.


Overview of Lunenburg

Lunenburg lies in the city of Halifax in Canada. Lunenburg is not a top-rated place in Halifax.

Home to bountiful attractions like Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic, Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 and Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, there are many things to do in Halifax that you can explore on your visit.

Most of the Halifax tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit Lunenburg.

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Your worry of where to stay in Halifax is sufficed by bunch of interesting and comfortable lodging options in the Halifax like Garden South Park Inn, Halifax Waverley Inn and Cambridge Suites Hotel Halifax.

There are plenty of ready-to-book Halifax vacation packages available that will cover the major attractions, accommodation concerns including the prime one like how to reach Halifax.

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