Founded by Loyalists in the 18th century, Shelburne is located in the heart of the province’s southwest coast. The town is a bustling port supported by a host of modern ocean-based industries. Shelburne is also home to many historic and cultural attractions, nearby sandy beaches, hiking trails and rivers.
Visitors will find a downtown dotted with unique shops, cafés, restaurants and inns. From Lobster fest to Whirligigs, Shelburne festivals will excite the culinary and curious with family-friendly events that celebrate their great sea-faring history. In nearby Birchtown, you can explore the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre. Celebrating Nova Scotia’s Black Loyalists, the centre tells the story of this historic settlement through guided tours of the interpretative centre and historic buildings on the two-acre property.
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