The Town of Lunenburg boasts a vast array of locations, including a World Heritage District, available for your next production. Nestled on a hillside peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, our historic working waterfront offers a unique maritime setting. Tall ships and fishing schooner grace our calm harbour waters. Original architecture from the 1700's featuring earlier Cape styles to the famous “Lunenburg Bump” and other architectural styles abound. Lunenburg offers your production location versatility that includes diverse private and public building interiors and exteriors, rocky coastlines, rich farmland, beautiful beaches and a harbour dotted with tall ships and fishing vessels.

Filming and Production Services

Just a short distance from Halifax, Lunenburg offers full filming and production services, affordable accommodations for large and small groups, exceptional dining and recreation attractions. We can meet all your production needs from electrical services to location scouting. Please let us know how we can assist you with your next film project in Lunenburg.

The Town of Lunenburg Film Guide and Permit is currently undergoing revision, so for more information and assistance with your film project please contact:

Devin Casario
Economic Development & Funding Manager
Town of Lunenburg
PO Box 129
119 Cumberland Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Phone: 902-634-4410, ext. 232
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Lunenburg Movie, TV and Commercial Samplers



Lunenburg’s working waterfront and gothic architecture are featured in this 2010 Syfy/Showcase television series “Haven”. The New York Times gave our local scenery a glowing review.

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

Starring Angela Basset, “Jumping the Broom” was filmed in Lunenburg and area. Our iconic marine setting and colourful architecture provided the perfect location for this 2010 movie production.

Simon Birch

Simon Birch

The 1998 Disney feature, was filmed in Lunenburg. This poignant feature film starred Jim Carrey and Ashley Judd.


Two If by Sea

Two If By Sea

Two If By Sea, starring Sandra Bullock & Denis Leary, was shot entirely on location in Nova Scotia, with substantial filming in Lunenburg.

Dolores Claiborne

Doleres Claiburne

Lunenburg is proud to be the production and filming base for the feature film, Dolores Claiborne based on the Stephen King novel and starring Christopher Plummer, Kathy Bates, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The Disappeared

Billy Campbell and Ryan Doucette in The Disappared

A feature film about six men lost at sea, fighting for their lives on the beautiful but unrelenting Atlantic Ocean. Starring Billy Campbell.

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

The German/Canadian made for TV movie showcases Lunenburg’s historic working waterfront.


Thom Fitzgerald brought his feature film production to Lunenburg for its wonderful scenery. Academy Award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker star in this upcoming release.

Other movies and commercials filmed in Lunenburg: