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Local attractions...

A Rich Loyalist Heritage... Founded in 1783 as Port Roseway, Shelburne is perhaps one of the most significant heritage destinations in Atlantic Canada. People from all parts of North America come to the Shelburne County Museum or the nearby Birchtown Black Heritage Society Museum to research their Loyalist roots. Dock Street with its treasured 18th century homes and commercial buildings, boat launches, dory museum and working barrel factory is not only popular with history buffs and photographers, but is an important film location. The ‘hollywood’ production of The Scarlet Letter was filmed in Shelburne, as was Mary Stillman's War, Virginia's Run and many others.

The historic significance of Shelburne County is matched only by the natural beauty of the region. The miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, quiet bays and inlets and remote islands are a sailor’s dream, while the numerous picnic parks and hiking trails provide hours of recreational fun for all ages. There are more than a dozen Nova Scotia lighthouses in Shelburne County, including the Sandy Point Lighthouse (circa 1873) at the entrance to Shelburne Harbour, the third largest natural harbour in the world. Shelburne County is also home to several important birding locations, including Cape Sable Island, one of the most significant Important Birding Areas (IBA) in Canada.

And as you might expect from a region with such a rich history, there are Nova Scotia cultural events, attractions and festivals that seem to fill nearly every day of the summer calendar... and beyond. In June, there is the annual Lobster Festival; July will see three great weekends of festivals, including Founders' Days and the Loyalist Landing Re-enactment. 

Other area events... include the Founders Day Celebrations, Lockeport Sea Derby, Parade of Lights, Harmony Baazar Women's Music Festival and the Whirligig and Weathervane Festival in September. Of course, there are the numerous community suppers, craft and bake sales and live entertainment venues like the historic Osprey Arts Centre on Dock Street.

And if good food and simple relaxation is more your definition of ‘a vacation’, there are waterfront cafes to visit (with a good book), fine dining establishments only minutes away, informal walking tours of the historic business district and nearly endless opportunities for photography, painting and other leisure activities.


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IN THE AREA...

  • BIRDING

  • HIKING

  • PICNIC AREAS

  • BOAT LAUNCHES

  • SANDY BEACHES

  • MUSEUMS

  • ARTS CENTRE

  • YACHT CLUB & MARINA

  • GOLF COURSE

  • RIVERS & LAKES

  • KAYAKING & CANOEING


"Our recent stay at the Wildwood Motel was pleasant and laid back. Very friendly and helpful staff. They were great tour guides pointing us in the right direction to see the most of the area and Nova Scotia." Gerry Bryan, Virgina

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