Lunenburg - Nova Scotia's South Shore
7 hours - lunch included
Known as the Lighthouse Route, the road leading from Halifax to the head of St. Margaret's Bay along rugged Atlantic coastline is breathtaking. At Queensland a stunning view of the beaches and cottages is a perfect example of what cottage country should be. Included in this tour is a lunch of world-renowned Nova Scotian lobster. Fresh from the ocean with all the traditional accompaniments, this is a meal you will not soon forget.
Mahone Bay: This town was founded in 1754, a year after Lunenburg, and has one of the most photographed harbourfronts in Nova Scotia. The view of three churches standing at the head of the harbour can be found on postcards and calendars in any gift shop. The town is also well known as a crafter's haven and is a great place to find that last minute souvenir.
Lunenburg: Founded in 1753 by British and colonial administrations, the first settlers here were German, Swiss and French immigrants. The town is built on a peninsula with both a front and back harbour. The Lunenburg-built schooner Bluenose, launched in 1921, soon made the town famous. In July of 1963 the shipyards built and launched a replica of the schooner christened the Bluenose II.
Chester: Chester, originally known as Shoreham, was settled in 1759 by families from New England. Chester is situated on a peninsula at the head of Mahone Bay and surrounded by the bay's 365 islands. It is one of the most scenic villages in Canada.
We will travel Route 329 through north West Cove, Blandford and Deep Cove on the scenic drive back to Halifax. There are many photo opportunities along the route.