2013 Season - June 14 to Oct. 14
Park Info: Just across the harbour from the historic town of Shelburne, The Islands Provincial Park offers a restful stop on your trip around the South Shore. Bounded by Shelburne Harbour, it offers visitors a maritime camping experience. Shelburne's many museums, shops, and picturesque charm continue to attract thousands of international visitors each year.
WiFi is available at the admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.
Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2013. See Reservations for details and conditions.
July 20, 2013
Scavenger hunt for children followed by a washer tournament for adults and a free barbecue for all participants. Scavenger hunt starts at 10 AM. Barbecue will be at noon and the washer tournament starts at 1 PM. Please note that there will be a $2 registration fee for the washer toss tournament. Meet at the park office. Dress for weather conditions and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Sponsored by the NS Department of Natural Resources. Contact Jim MacDougall at (902) 875-4304, (902) 875-2126, or email IslandsPark@gov.ns.ca. Rain date: Saturday, July 27 from 10 AM to 3 PM.
August 16, 2013
Friday August 16 - Sunday August 18 Various Times throughout the weekend
The second Annual Shelburne Kayak Festival will be a weekend full of fun events on the water and on land. The Festival will include workshops, kayaking instruction, displays, social events, campfires, kayaking on the harbour, tours and more. If you want to take part in the clinics, workshops and/or guided tours you are required to bring a kayak with you. There will be limited kayaks on site; most will be used to demo and for people to try out in our "open water sessions."If you don't have a boat, or don't want to bring your own, please reserve your kayak rental early! See website for rental info. Please bring clothing appropriate for kayaking as well as a change of clothes. Pre-registration required and Kayak Festival fees are posted on-line at www.shelburnekayakfestival.ca. Please note that regular camping fees apply. Sponsored by the Town of Shelburne. For more information or to pre-register contact Jerry at (902) 875-3873, (902) 875-2991, or email email@example.com.
August 16, 2013
Come out and experience the park at night! We will be playing games and having fun in the dark including a campfire, stories, jokes, and s'mores. Suitable for ages 7 years and up. Dress to be active and for weather conditions. Bring sturdy footwear for running, jumping and something that can get wet, no flip flops or sandals please. Pre-registration required. Meet at the large fire pit by the entrance to the park. Please note that there is a registration fee of $8 each or $12 per family. Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation & Parks. For more information or to pre-register contact Recreation & Parks at (902) 875-3544, Extension 230 or 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 17, 2013
Come out and try kayaking at The Islands Provincial Park as a part of the Shelburne Kayak Festival. Come dressed to be active and wear footwear and clothing that can get wet. Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks. Meet at the boat ramp in the park. This event is free however donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program will be accepted. Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne. Contact the Recreation and Parks Department at (902) 875-3544 Extension 230 or 229, or email email@example.com.
August 20, 2013
Tuesday August 20 - Thursday August 22
Day camp for ages 6 to 9 years. Explore nature through games, crafts, guest speakers and songs. You may attend one or all three days. Pre-registration is required. Please note that registration fees are $8 each or $12 per family. Come dressed to spend the day outdoors and to be active. Sneakers are preferred, flip flops are not recommended. We provide sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring a lunch, two snacks and lots of water. Sponsored by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne Recreation and Parks Dept. For more information and to pre-register contact (902) 875-3544 Extension 230 or 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelburne (3 km)
• Museum & Roseway River Trail
Birchtown (5 km)
•Black Loyalist Heritage Center
Barrington (25 km)
• Woolen Mill Museum
Pubnico (45 km)
• Le Musée Acadien
For more information on these and other attractions, please consult the NovaScotia.com or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.
The Islands Provincial Park is located on Nova Scotia's South Shore, on the west side of Shelburne Harbour, 1 km (0.6 mi) south of Highway 3. Our civic address is: 183 Barracks Road, Hwy 3, Shelburne.
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65°20' 25.25" W
43°45' 55.81" N