Outdoors

For a small town we have plenty of things to do to keep you occupied. We have museums that tell the story of our culture and history and also we have outdoor attractions to explore our nature. Allow yourself to be curious and explore our Town.

See below and to the right for a selection of places available to you.

Add your favourite to your wish list!


  • Candlebox Kayaking

    107 Water St., Shelburne, Nova Scotia,

    Candlebox Kayaking is a sea kayak and whitewater kayak guiding/coaching service based in Shelburne, Nova Scotia at the Shelburne Yacht Club.



  • Sea Dog Kayak Rental

    1 Dock Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Visitors can rent kayaks and explore the beautiful Shelburne Harbour at their own pace and own risk. Those interested in a short journey can paddle to the other side of the harbour to the Islands National Park or head further, for a longer journey, to McNutts Island, via Gunning Cove.


  • Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours

    107 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    On the MV Brown Eyed Girl, visitors can learn the history of Shelburne, as well as, see the many lighthouses in the area, a breathtaking view of the historic waterfront, a chance to have a delicious lobster supper, or can try the mackerel fishing cruise, and those wanting more can walk the McNutt’s Island. Book in advance!


  • Shelburne Longboat Row and Ride

    107 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Row or ride a traditional wooden 18th Century Replica Longboats, the same as what Cpt Bligh was cast adrift in,​ and learn about the boats famous connections to the Bounty and Hollywood. Provides wonderful photo op of the beautiful historical waterfront, and a totally memorable experience. All ages and abilities.


  • The Islands Provincial Park

    183 Barracks Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    This park offers walking trails that leads to a spectacular view of the Shelburne Historic Waterfront. A great place to walk, bike or launch your kayak.


  • Wilderness Canoe Adventure

    336 Ohio Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Photographers, that love the outdoors, will love capturing our natural wildlife of beavers, turtles, eagles and local birds along the 12 kilometer guided tour on the Roseway River. A picnic lunch is served half-way into the wilderness to take in the scenery.