We start our tour at Hirtle Beach where our spectacular hike to Gaff Point begins. Our travels take us through a coastal forest and barren land as well as a number of coves where high rugged cliffs drop to the sea. A perfect place to spot whales and seals playing off the Atlantic coast. The second half of the tour takes us to lovely Lunenburg. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Lunenburg is one of the premier places to visit when traveling to Nova Scotia. With a rich history, unique architecture and brightly colored houses, this quaint little ocean side town will leave a lasting impression on you.
Trail Rating: This coastal hike consists of a beach walk, short hill as well as walking over cobble stones, coastal forest and a rocky headland. Wooden planks have been placed in sections where mud and wet patches are present.
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Children (under 13): 25% off
Students: Tax free
Seniors (60+): Tax free
Old Town Lunenburg - UNESCO Heritage Site
*Price above includes: Transportation, lunch, and tour guide. This tour can be paid for by clicking the "Reserve This Tour Today!" button above. We accept Visa, Visa Debit & MasterCard for payments. This tour starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pick-up/Drop-off for tour is location at the front entrance of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax.
Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).
The 'South Shore At Our Door' Lunenburg Tour Video:
About Lunenburg & Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
The Town of Lunenburg was formally established in 1753 as the first British Colonial settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax. These early settlers came from various parts of England, Germany, Switzerland, and France. The town has a history of being an important seaport and shipbuilding centre. There are now numerous small businesses and trade plants including High Liner Foods, which was at one point the largest fish plant in Canada. More than 200 years in fishing, ship-building and marine related industries has provided Lunenburg with a strong economic base and is now being replaced by art galleries and historic sites.
Nearby Mahone Bay was a commonplace for pirates and privateer raids here in this bay of 365 islands. The word "mahone" is derived from a French term for a low-lying craft used by pirates. Settlers built the town amid the natural surroundings of lush forests and clear streams, overlooking the sheltered harbour from atop gentle hills
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