Town of Shelburne
Boasting the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world the Town of Shelburne is a gem to explore. Strolling around the historic district you will find Windward Flutes, a newly built flute making workshop developing finely crafted Irish flutes that are made for musicians worldwide. You can dine at the famous Charlotte Lane Café named the “Best Small Restaurant in Nova Scotia” 3 years in a row or tour one of our three waterfront museums.
The Historic Dock Street area has the largest amount (22) of heritage wooden buildings in all of North America. Pick up a Walking Tour brochure at the Visitors Information Centre and enjoy the architectural experience of these homes. Wednesday evenings watch the military re-enactors bring back life in the 1700’s or just relax on a bench and take in the beauty and peacefulness that surrounds you.
Many festivals are held on the waterfront throughout the summer months from Founder’s Days in July to the Whirligig Festival held in September which will peak your interest and put a smile on your face for sure. To experience even more, board Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours on the “Brown Eyed Girl” and take a trip to McNutts Island where you can discover the Cape Roseway lighthouse and the abandoned WW II artillery pieces that protected the harbour. Then top it off with a festive lobster dinner served on board.
Relax for the evening at the Osprey Arts Centre featuring a variety of music, dance, theatre, art and the upcoming broadcasts of live events from the National Theatre in London and from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
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