The Islands

2015 Season - June 12 – Oct 12

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.

Facilities and Services
The Islands offers a 70-site campground, water outlets, two picnic areas, an unsupervised beach, boat launch, and trailer dump station.

WiFi is available at the registration kiosk and surrounding area.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2015. See our Registration Flyer (PDF) for details and conditions.

Programs and Events

7:30 PM
7th Annual Harvest Fair & 29th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

Come out and enjoy fresh air with outdoor fun at the 7th Annual Harvest Fair & 29th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in.  The fun begins Friday evening with a bonfire and music and continues Saturday with FREE events for all ages to enjoy.  Morning activities include giant pumpkin weigh in, face painting, pumpkin carving and seed swap.  Afternoon activities include t-shirt decorating, doughnut eating, obstacle course, cake/cupcake walks and much, much more.  Saturday night there's a movie night for the children and stargazing for everyone.  Join our Facebook page "Giant Pumpkin Festival and Harvest Fair" for the latest information and updates.  Please note that regular camping fees apply. Sponsored by the Harvest Fair Committee.  Contact Tina at (902) 874-2294; Penny at (902) 875-7010 or email  Rain Date location: Sunday, October 11 at the Shelburne Community Centre.


Nearby Attractions

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 or visit one of the many Visitor Information Centres.

How to Find Us

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 Islands Park Road, Hwy 3, Shelburne.

The Islands

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GPS Coordinates

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65°20' 09.2" W

43°45' 52.5" N


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