Trot in Time Carriage Rides, Lunenburg Nova Scotia Canada
Experience traditional horse-drawn carriage tours through historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia while learning more about this UNESCO Heritage Site. Come and see us at the waterfront in Lunenburg for a ride!

Trot In Time News

We are now open for 2024! Please stop by and visit or take a tour! 

Did you know that we are under new ownership in 2024? Learn more! 

Beautiful Lunenburg

Our Tour

Trot in Time Carriage Tours offers a singularly enchanting experience: a 35-40 minute journey through the heart of Lunenburg’s historic old town. As you step aboard our meticulously maintained carriage, pulled by one of our majestic horses, you’ll be transported back in time to an era of charm and elegance.

Your expert guide will regale you with tales of Lunenburg’s storied past as you wind through its narrow streets and admire its well-preserved architecture. From the colorful facades of the waterfront buildings to the “Castle on the Hill”, every turn reveals a new chapter in Lunenburg’s history.

Whether you’re a local seeking a fresh perspective on your hometown or a visitor eager to discover the secrets of Lunenburg, our carriage tour promises an unforgettable journey through time. Join us for a leisurely ride through the heart of Lunenburg’s old town, where history comes alive with every clip-clop of hooves.


We accept Canadian and American cash as well as interac e-transfer. Staff are happy to direct you to nearby ATMs should you need them! 

Trot in Time waterfront stand
Trot in Time Carriage Rides Lunenburg NS

Frequently Asked Questions

From May 20-September 30 we operate Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 8 pm, Sundays from 1 pm to 8 pm.

Through October we run tours from 10 am to 6 pm Mondays to Saturdays and from 1 pm to 6 pm on Sundays. 

We are happy to take pre-bookings for tours! Please email with the date, the number of adult, student, and child tickets requested, and a phone number and name for the primary contact person. 

If there is inclement weather (either rain, or extreme heat), or if a horse is unwell, we may not be in operation. If you have pre-booked a tour, we welcome you to reach out if you have any questions. We will be in touch should Trot in Time have to cancel. 

Yes, children of all ages are more than welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Children five and under ride free. 

Our horses for our 2024 summer season are Bernie, Jack, Jake, and Pete. Jake and Jack are very familiar faces with Trot in Time, Bernie joined in 2023, and Pete is a brand new addition for our 2024 season! 

Absolutely! We will be introducing a reservation system later this season (2024). However, Trot in Time has always served walk-up clients and are happy to book you in, pending availability! 

Come to our Tour Booth at 72 Bluenose Drive in Lunenburg, right down at the waterfront. 

Joel PednaudJoel Pednaud
01:05 12 Sep 23
What a fun way to experience Lunenburg. Our guide was just the right amount of corny and our equine friend, Bernie, was a sweet boy.Will note that the trot and terrain does result in a bit of a herky-jerky ride, so if you are prone to motion sickness it may not be ideal for you.
Sue BarnesSue Barnes
00:32 09 Sep 23
Loved every minute of it, Ashley was full of jokes mixed with knowledge, and Jack was full of beans! We will definitely be back next year!
John RestJohn Rest
18:08 07 Sep 23
We had a wonderful experience at Trot in Time carriage tours. Our guide was Shay and our horse was Jack - they both knew the way and Shay was very well versed on the history of Lunenburg and the part of it that is included in the UNESCO world heritage site. We saw many beautiful buildings and learned a lot about their history. Definitely worth the time and money. Enthusiastically recommended!
Susan GunnSusan Gunn
12:48 22 Aug 23
What a fantastic way to see Lunenburg. The guide was well informed and treated Jack, the horse pulling the carriage, with respect and kindness. We were impressed and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Nova Scotia.
Jacquie MJacquie M
18:22 06 Aug 23
We were taken around Lunenberg and given an excellent history lesson. Our guide was lovely and very informative. They allowed us to take our two pups with us on the tour as well. Best money spent to have an educated tour. Thank you so much. Jacquie and Doug
Nigel PetersNigel Peters
13:00 19 Aug 22
These people provide a horse and carriage ride around Lunenburg. You will find them at the center of town really close to the Pier.We were flipping between a boat ride and this one - picked this one coz the kids had enough of the whale tour we had taken earlier in our trip.This ride is run by mother. daughter family along with their grand mother I think.40 dollars for adults and 20 for kids for roughly 40 mins.The lady who took us out was lively, funny , friendly and informative about the history of Lunenburg.She took us around town and gave us the scoop on everything.It's such a beautiful little town with these colorful houses and streets - you get the best pictures of everything sitting in the carriage.You can pay by cash or an online email transfer after the ride.Take this ride if you want to see Lunenburg quick - also its all slopes and can be difficult for older people or people with handicaps.Well worth the money spent my friends!!!
KA BrownKA Brown
20:22 14 Aug 22
Wonderful way to experience the Lunenburg waterfront. Experienced guides. And the horses seemed well cared for, and got lots of breaks. Definitely recommend trot in time carriage tours if you are in Lunenburg!