7. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Established in 1753 as the first British settlement in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax, Lunenburg is a town caught in time. The Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Canadian National Historic District for the very fact that it hasn’t changed much at all since it was first established—original buildings and public spaces from the 18th century are still in use today. This small coastal fishing town was also the launching spot of the famous Bluenose tall ship in 1921. Today, Luneburg is the home port of the modern-day replica, the Bluenose II.