View of the famous harbor front of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Lunenburg is more than a venue for us — it’s home.

Every year, Lunenburg Doc Fest is our chance to share the culture, community and charm of our town with the world.

Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Its unique architecture and shipbuilding history have made it a travel destination for visitors from across the globe, and its booming arts scene and stunning seaside views might just convince you to stay for good.

With an abundance of restaurants, art galleries, shops and boutiques, plus a world-class lineup of festivals and events, this scenic community has something for just about anyone. Join us for Lunenburg Doc Fest in September and we know you’ll love our town as much as we do!

Visiting? Order / Download the Nova Scotia Doers and Dreamers Guide HERE



The Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa logo

Lunenburg boasts a diversity of accommodation choices including several hotels, plenty of lovely and welcoming bed & breakfasts, plus surrounding campsites. Book early as accommodations fill up quickly for Lunenburg Doc Fest weekend!

Lunenburg Doc Fest is pleased to feature Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa, a 4 1/2-star property with Canada Select, as The Festival’s accommodation partner.

Nestled in the heart of historic Lunenburg, Lunenburg Arms Hotel and Spa welcomes you to savour the sights of our seaside town as we set our focus on providing you with the exceptional customer service experience you deserve. Each of our guest rooms offers a richly unique experience for our guests, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff exemplify the true meaning of Maritime hospitality. The generous spirit of the Maritimes is alive and well and we welcome the opportunity to be your hosts. Mention Lunenburg Doc Fest when booking your stay for a 15% discount.

Visit to learn about Lunenburg Arms’ facilities, spa treatments, cuisine and accommodations.

Click or call 902-640-4040 (Toll-free: 800-679-4950) to make your reservation and remember to mention that you’ll be attending Lunenburg Doc Fest!

Festival goers enjoying the local eateries


A wide range of restaurants and cafés, from casual to fine dining, offer a range of delectable dining experiences. Of course you will find Lunenburg’s local specialties among them: craft brews, Nova Scotia wines, seafood, local produce and more. Remember to also check out our fabulous Lunenburg Farmers’ Market every Thursday morning.

Sunset from a sailing charter in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada


Lunenburg is filled with unique and independent shops showcasing locally made items and other must-haves, offering a truly exceptional shopping experience, plus enriching cultural events of all kinds.