Ten things to do while in Shelburne

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    Learn about Canada’s best kept secret

    Birchtown is the land with the largest population of free Africans outside Africa during the 18th century. Visitors can attend the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre for an interactive lesson on the fight for freedom.

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    Explore Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada

    Take a guided tour either by canoe across the wilderness of slow moving rivers and lakes or on foot through the Acadian woodland. See North America’s largest collections of aboriginal rock art and learn the story of Mi’kmaq and nature.

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    Walk the UNESCO World Heritage Town, Lunenburg

    This is a must-see Town preserved with 18th century British Colonial architecture. Visitors can walk around the Town; or explore unique shops, restaurants and Nova Scotia’s iconic sailing ambassadors, the Bluenose II.

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    Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours

    Set sail in the luxurious MV Brown Eyed Girl for an unforgettable tour of beautiful Shelburne Harbour. Come see our wildlife of puffins, seals, harbour porpoises, sea turtles and minke whale.


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    Shelburne Museum Complex

    An interactive opportunity for visitors to learn about our history with the British Loyalists by visiting the 3 museums: Ross-Thomson House, J. C. Williams Dory Shop and the Shelburne County Museum.


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    Row or ride a replica 18th century wooden longboat

    Row or ride traditional wooden 18th Century Replica Longboats and learn about the Shelburne County boat building heritage and the boats famous connections to the Bounty and Hollywood. This provides wonderful photo op of the beautiful historical waterfront, and a totally memorable experience.

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    Explore Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront on foot

    Go back to the 18th century in this celebrated seaport’s artfully restored Historic District on the waterfront. Explore the dory shop, barrel factory, general store, stunning harbour view and much more.

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    Taste our delights

    Take a seat for a divine meal at the award winning best small restaurant in Nova Scotia, CHARLOTTE LANE. Others love their award-winning seafood chowder - You will too!



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    Take samples at our craft brewery

    Shelburne has its own craft brewery, Boxing Rock and it is one of the seventeen brewery in Nova Scotia. Visitors can take a tour and sample our legendary beer.


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    Be mesmerized by the artistic talent

    Take a glimpse and admire the sculptures, paintings, photographs and other fine art of Shelburne County artists. See highlights of the cultural history of the area and incorporates use of local material to create truly hand crafted masterpieces.

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