Facing Southwest - View of Shelburne Waterfront
It’s all here. Do everything. Do nothing. Explore the past, enjoy the present – from nature’s best beaches and scenic seaside towns to cultural and historic milestones that will have you coming back for more.
Shelburne is a unique seaside town based in the one of the best natural harbours in the world. Rich with a diverse history and a community waiting to welcome you with genuine hospitality and charm… it’s a perfect balance of landscape, culture, history and architecture.
Sample legendary local craft beer and enjoy culinary delights from one of the best small restaurants in Nova Scotia, while strolling through Shelburne’s historic waterfront, used as backdrop for many motion pictures including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick and more recently The Book of Negroes miniseries. Our historic Dock Street retains the look and feel of a bustling 18th-century port and it is edged by 33 original United Empire Loyalist homes dating from 1783.
Discover the glorious age of sail shipbuilding era and the fishery with Shelburne’s Historic Museums by the Sea, enjoy world-class sailing & kayaking in our harbour or take a short trip to nearby Birchtown to The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre which tells the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia.