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Called the 'Heart of the South Shore', Shelburne County is the best place to visit in Nova Scotia. Famous for its Lighthouse Route with amazing scenery, coastal beauty and historic charm, you might not want to leave this beautiful town. It’s alive, bustling and fun hosting a range of various festivals, celebrations and activities.
This fun-loving town has many events, such as the Founders’ Day Celebration, Whirligig Festival among many, many others. The 2008 Loyalist Landing Celebration even takes place all year long. For the avid water lovers there’s canoeing, various regattas and sail races. There are also 12 beaches from which to choose from, where one can picnic, explore and so much more.
Shelburne County is known as the Lobster capital of Canada, so if you’re a seafood lover, the Lobster Festival will blow you away. You cannot visit this town without going to see the various lighthouses. The 14 lighthouses from Sandy Point Light to Cape Sable Island Lighthouse will enchant you. While visiting there one can also enjoy some swimming, and various activities. These are also favourite venues where festivals are hosted.
Arts and entertainment is bustling in Shelburne County, with the Osprey Arts Centre and several arts programmes hosting regular events, you will never be at a loss for entertainment. Canada’s history also comes alive in this town as one will see at a range of museums.
Filled with life, laughter and fun, the only thing wrong with Shelburne County is when you have to leave.