Lunenburg is chock-full of good inns and B&Bs, but the situation seems to be in constant flux in recent years: most of the prominent properties in town always either seem to be for sale, or to have just recently been sold. As a result, ownership and rates can change on the fly. Call ahead to be sure.

The town's most diverse set of lodgings is that run by the folks at the publike The Grand Banker Seafood Bar & Grill (tel. 800/360-1181 or 902/634-3300) at 82 Montague St. The restaurant's owner rents out a total of 17 rooms and suites around the old town, including in the affiliated Brigantine Inn and the former Morash House. Rates depend on amenities and time of year but usually range from around C$70 to C$185; check directly with the inn and restaurant for current prices, availability, and to make bookings.

For budget travelers, a great little municipal campground  is located next to (and managed by) the visitor center (tel. 888/615-8305 or 902/634-8100) on Blockhouse Hill. It has wonderful views and hookups for RVs. Be aware that the 52 sites are packed in tightly, but the location is well situated for exploring the town. Ask about pitching your tent on the less crowded far side of the information center, up on the grassy hill next to the fort's earthworks. The cost to camp is C$22 to C$31; it's open from mid-May through mid-October.

If that campground's full, Little Lake Emily Campground (tel. 902/634-4308), 3km (2 miles) outside town in the village of Centre (head out Route 3), has 85 sites, most with electrical hookups and about half with water and sewer lines. Sites here cost about the same as those at the town's campground.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.