The Town of Lunenburg is a popular location with producers and filmmakers because of its unparalleled scenery and harbour views, unique private residences, and historic municipal buildings. Lunenburg offers your production location versatility, including diverse private and public building interiors and exteriors, rocky coastlines, rich farmland, beautiful beaches, and a harbour dotted with tall ships and fishing vessels.

Just a short distance from Halifax, Lunenburg offers full filming and production services, affordable accommodations for large and small groups, and exceptional dining and recreation attractions.

Filming Guidelines 

The Town of Lunenburg requires that anyone planning a film production within the Town, including streets, sidewalks, parks, and on other public and private properties, have an approved Film Agreement

For detailed information, see:  pdf Film Policy (607 KB)

This policy and procedures do not apply to current affairs, newscasts, and videography for weddings, sports teams or personal videos not for commercial use. 

Film Application

The Film Application must be submitted at least 20 working days before film activities begin or 30 days for projects requesting road closures, special effects or complex needs.

Download a PDF fillable application:  pdf Film Permit Application (322 KB)

Street Closures

The closure of any street or sidewalk requires an approved Street Closure Application.

Download a PDF fillable application:  pdf Street Closure Application (278 KB)


The Town will collect a Film Application fee and daily shooting fees. See the fee schedule here:  pdf Film Fee Schedule (172 KB)

Please note that the daily parking fee covers parking for production vehicles only, not personal crew vehicles. Your crew is responsible for finding legal parking unless prior arrangements are made with the Town.

In addition to the Film Application fee and daily shooting fees, the production company and/or applicant is responsible for any additional expenses that may be related to the use of Town roads, properties, parks, equipment, or personnel; and will be given an estimate of these costs before the issuance of an approved Film Agreement. 


If you have any questions about filming guidelines for the Town of Lunenburg or any of the rules outlined in the Film Policy and Procedures, please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-634-4410 x 232.