About Us

To truly appreciate Lunenburg, one must savour it’s many unique charms. There is no finer vantage point from which to explore Lunenburg then The Dockside Inn and Restaurant. Strategically situated harbour side, “The Dockside” provides an unobstructed view of Luneburg’s famous Fisheries Museum, the colourful waterfront, and one of Lunenburg’s most historic districts. Not to mention the natural beauty of the Bluenose Golf Course just across the harbour and the Theresa E. Connor – last of the Saltbanker Schooners – moored just across the street.

Staying or dining at The Dockside gives you a front row seat to one of the finest cultural stages on the Eastern seaboard. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, birthplace of the Schooner Bluenose and home port to Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II.

We look forward to your visit and invite you to call or email for any information you might require on our accommodations or restaurant.

Deck view of the Dockside in Lunenburg Nova Scotia
Enjoy the sunshine and waterfront view from our patio

Where to begin?…

Nova Scotia’s South Shore and Lunenburg in particular have much to offer visitors. Whether you’re coming from an hour away or a world away there are so many things to see and experience that you will soon be wondering where the time went and wishing you could stay longer. Many current residents of the area will attest to this fact as many of them have visited, fell in love, and decided to call Lunenburg “home”.

Here is just a small sampling of the “things to do” attractions in our immediate area:

No visit to Lunenburg is complete without a visit to this wonderful museum where our rich and vibrant history is brought to life.


The “Castle on the Hill” is still an operational school for Lunenburg’s children as well as a magnificent piece of architecture.


Playing a round (or several) of golf with historic Lunenburg as your backdrop is not to be missed while visiting the area!


When in Port, the Barque Picton Castle is a must-see! This three-masted tall ship, based in Lunenburg, is well known for their adventurous sail training voyages around the world.


Based in Lunenburg, Musique Royale is a not-for-profit dedicated to promoting traditional and early music in historic venues.


Pack the binoculars and camera, and prepare for an ocean adventure off Nova Scotia’s southern coast.


Each summer, the Bluenose II gives public cruises and travels to special events near and far personifying “History under sail!”


Set your course for a Nova Scotia sailing adventure. The Eastern Star, a classic, 48 foot wooden ketch awaits your command.

A horse-drawn buggy tour from the waterfront to the top of our beautiful town and back with lots of informative discussions along the way.


The following websites may provide some additional informational resources about our area. Of course, a stroll through Old Town Lunenburg is itself an experience not to be missed!

This website provides an excellent overview of the Town of Lunenburg from its history to upcoming festivals and events.

The town’s official website provides additional information on the Town as well as the services it provides to residents.

Looking for the big picture on our province? Look no further then our official tourism website for all the details, maps, and for ordering a copy of the Nova Scotia “Doers and Dreamers” guide.