The World Heritage list is reserved for locations of unique cultural significance or natural beauty. Lunenburg is one of only two urban World Heritage Sites in continental North America (Old Quebec is the other). The town gained UNESCO distinction for its well-planned conception as a fishing village and the remarkable conservation of its original town centre, a colonial harbour settlement with impressive wooden architecture.
Montague, Pelham and King Streets along with Bluenose Drive all overlook the front harbour of Lunenburg with its buildings and storefronts supporting waterfront activities just as it has for centuries. Our focus on these streets is the revitalisation of many of their historic properties, enabling modern use while preserving heritage.