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About Us

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For more than 30 years, Lunenburg Walking Tours has provided authentic travel experiences in one of Canada’s most treasured destinations. We are proud to be Lunenburg’s only licensed walking tour operator. Our tours offer visitors a fun, enlightening, and entertaining introduction to the rich history, grand architecture, and fascinating lore of our heritage town.


Nestled along the scenic shores of southern Nova Scotia, and only a one-hour drive from Halifax and the Stanfield International Airport, our UNESCO World Heritage town is a must-see destination for any visit to Atlantic Canada.


Make Lunenburg Walking Tours first on your list when planning your itinerary. We promise it will be a great foundation for the rest of your stay and, if you are like many others, you’ll be saying, “Wish we’d planned more time here!”


Our expert guides are local and bring a wealth of research and anecdotes to life with their captivating personalities. Offering a unique insider’s perspective to our picturesque town, this team is incredibly passionate about the stories they tell, and they create a real connection with their guests along the journey.

Meet the Team

Come as a visitor. Leave as a friend.


Liz Powers


"Magical", that’s how Liz describes Lunenburg. She was only going to stay a week, but after a chance meeting at a fisherman's tavern and a date on the Bluenose II, the rest (as they say) is history. 


Forty years later, four children and her feet firmly planted, Liz brings a wealth of stories, including a few close encounters with ghosts, and the realization that maybe she is superstitious after all.


When not leading tours herself, Liz is busy working behind the scenes as the owner of Lunenburg Walking Tours.

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Katherine Sharp


Hodge Podge or corned beef and cabbage?  Both, says Katherine, when speaking of her kids’ favourite traditional family recipes. 
With lineage to the Stevens, one of Lunenburg’s founding families, Katherine has been sharing her interpretation of our town's vibrant past and delighting visitors and students alike since joining our team in 2011. 
A gifted storyteller, with a background in education, Katherine’s quick wit and appetite for local history will keep you on your toes.  If you ask nicely, she may even share a recipe or two!


Denise Penney


It’s no surprise that Denise is passionate about the history of Lunenburg, the place where her ancestors arrived in 1753! 


With lineage to the founding families Kaulbach, Corkum, Zinck and Gaetz, Denise brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the tourism industry to her tours.


When she’s not dazzling guests with her bright personality and fascinating stories, Denise loves spending time on her farm with her beloved horses and family.

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Eric Croft


To say Eric knows a thing or two about Lunenburg is a bit of an understatement. 


As the founder of Lunenburg Walking Tours some 30 years ago, Eric guided more people through this town than all of us put together - that is, until he was discovered!  The world beckoned and he followed his guiding passion to faraway and fascinating places, including Africa.


Eventually, his travels led him home and back to our team where he enthusiastically shares his wealth of knowledge and his wholehearted love of Lunenburg.


Alison Mitchell


Alison's love affair with Lunenburg started when she visited a decade ago. In 2020, she left her job as a diplomat and lawyer in Ottawa and made the move east with her family. 


Alison loves history, stories and people. She spent years guiding visitors through some of Canada's most important historic sites, from Parliament Hill to Rideau Hall, and even Vimy Ridge in France.


When she's not showing visitors from near and far all there is to love about Canada's most charming town, Alison paints in her studio and teaches international law.


Colin Chaput


You can take the boy out of the East Coast, but you can’t take the East Coast out of the boy! A Newfoundlander by birth, Colin is happy to be back living beside the mighty Atlantic.

After a lengthy teaching career in Ontario and British Columbia, Colin and his family moved to Lunenburg in 2014. Drawn here for the history, people, music and seafood, he loves sharing his wealth of knowledge with visitors from near and far.

Colin’s talents also extend to the stage, as a member and actor with South Shore Players, a local theatre company. But, you’ll never catch us saying “Break a leg, Colin!"


June Davidson


A 99% Bluenoser (she confesses to being born in PEI), June’s love of Lunenburg started in the ‘80s as a reporter with a local radio station.


After a career in the Big City (that’d be Halifax), she returned to the South Shore and still marvels every day at her good fortune to be here.


Her background in journalism and marketing makes June a natural story-teller who loves sharing Lunenburg’s secrets and surprises with visitors. She’s even known to break out a sea shanty, now and then!


Kathleen Ray


Kathleen loves sharing the spooky side of our heritage town! She lived here as a child before moving to Halifax and, after many years, enthusiastically returned to Lunenburg with her partner, their six children and Shorty, a St. Bernard puppy.

A member of South Shore Health’s Laboratory Services team, Kathleen’s tour-guiding experience started in Halifax and included the Titanic graveyard.

Kathleen looks forward to accompanying you on a stroll through our past and, if you’re brave enough, a walk with some of the many ghosts that dwell from days past.


Paula Cheal


Having lived in several beautiful European cities, it is no surprise that Paula was drawn to Lunenburg.  She immigrated here 12 years ago from England and still can’t quite believe where she ended up!


Paula is lucky enough to work in the stunning Lunenburg Academy during the day, teaching English to people from all over the world who come to settle here.  


Her love and excitement of storytelling and local history shine through to everyone who joins in on her tours - and Paula admits to the ghost stories still giving her goosebumps however many times she tells them! 


Marianne Beaton


A 30-year resident of Lunenburg, Marianne loves telling visitors about the quirks and delights of our little town, and about Maritime living!


Marianne arrived in town in the early years of her career as a physiotherapist. Back then, she not only fell in love with the town, she also fell in love! She married and raised her family here while discovering what it means to be a real Maritimer.


Marianne came to truly appreciate the ocean’s challenges, and the fierce pride and skill of the people and families who settled this town. Now mostly retired, she infuses her tours with personal anecdotes and quirky stories! 


Tiffany Pope


Growing up on the prairies and swimming in irrigation canals for kicks, Tiffany always longed to live by the ocean.


Her father, a German-speaking Brit with a love for sailing (which would have made him a fine Lunenburger), would take her out on his self-built sailboat in a tiny reservoir, dreaming of ocean swells.


Eventually, Tiffany made her way east, settling in Lunenburg with her two elder dogs. When the opportunity came to share her joy of storytelling, she jumped aboard. Tiffany loves finishing her tours as the Bluenose glides into her slip, a daily reminder of how lucky she is to share this dreamy town's sights and stories.

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Crowd Pleaser

Smokey the Cat is a beloved honorary member of our Lunenburg Walking Tours guide team.

Smokey arrived in Nova Scotia several years ago. This furry feline has become a wonderful member of our team. He regularly and regally greets our guests, asking only a belly rub in return.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Smokey was presented with Lunenburg Walking Tours’ Academy Award for Most Outstanding Purr-formance in 2021. 

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