Hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides travelers the ultimate waterfront experience they would possibly ever experience. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is located in the town of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia and it is opened Monday-Friday between 930AM and 4PM.
This Museum is home to one of the most magnificent aquariums in this side of the world. The museum houses a total of eleven salt water tanks and three fresh water tanks, each containing a wide array of different aquatic plant and animal life, including the endangered Atlantic Whitefish which can only be found in the Petite Riviere area of Lunenburg County. It is also considered as one of the most primitive fish species in the world.
Outside the museum building, visitors can tour in and around the decks of the different ships docked right next to the museum building. One of the ships that you can explore here is the Bluenose II, which is recognized as Nova Scotia's Sailing Ambassador. At the same time, visitors are treated to experience an authentic fishing community complete with a variety of different workshops such as learning how to hook mats and wool spinning which the entire family will sure enjoy and love.
The best time to visit the Fisheries Museum is between the months of May and October. During these months, the museum hosts a number of different events that are suited for the whole family.