South Shore and Annapolis Valley Places



Sports and the Outdoors

Lunenburg Bike Barn. Rentals start at C$25 at this friendly shop 2 km (1 mile) east of the town center. 579 Blue Rocks Rd., Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0. 902/634–3426.

Lunenburg Ocean Adventures. The thrill-seeker activities this outfitter makes possible include deep-sea fishing and shark-cage diving. The former costs C$55 per person, the latter C$600 (based on six divers) plus C$50 per extra person. Boats depart from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0. 902/634–4833.

Lunenburg Town Walking Tours. Landlubbers can get their exercise on one of the C$20 (cash only) guided strolls—ghostly ones among them—conducted year-round by this company. The outfit's website has a link to an online waterfront tour. Lunenburg, NS. 902/634–3848.

Lunenburg Whale-Watching Tours. Whales, seals, and other marine life are the star attractions of these tours. The three-hour trips depart four times daily, from May through October, from the Fisheries Museum Wharf and cost C$52. You can arrange for bird-watching excursions and tours of Lunenburg Harbour, too. Lunenburg, NS. 902/527–7175.

Pleasant Paddling. Kayak rentals are priced from C$30 for a single kayak for two hours to C$90 per day for a double; the cost of guided excursions ranges from C$50 for two hours to C$125 for a day, including lunch. 221 The Point Rd., Blue Rocks, NS, B0J 2C0. 902/541–9233.

Star Charters. From June through October, 90-minute daytime and sunset sailing trips (C$24 and C$27, respectively) take place aboard a 15-meter (48-foot) wooden ketch. Fisheries Museum Wharf, Bluenose Dr., Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0. 902/634–3535 June–Oct.; 877/386–3535; 902/634–3537 Nov.–May.