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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Shelburne, Canada your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a beach holiday coupled with lots of interesting things to do will find Shelburne in Nova Scotia a wonderful place to stay. This historic town in the south east of Canada has so much for visitors to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages and B&Bs.

Things to do on holiday to Shelburne, Canada

There are several sandy beaches to be found near Shelburne, where visitors can enjoy a warm summer’s day and take a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. The area provides an ideal location for hiking and cycling with some wonderful trails and spectacular views all around. Birdwatchers will find this is an excellent location for spotting the many different species of birds found here.Visitors can also try various watersports other than swimming such as sailing from the harbour, surfing, canoeing and kayaking. Many boat tours are offered taking passengers from Shelburne harbour and heading to places like McNutt’s Island. There are several golf clubs located in the area with an 18-hole golf course in Shelburne.There are several pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in the Shelburne area and the Historic Waterfront District has a good mix of cuisine with a European influence. On Saturdays between June and October there is a farmers’ market in Shelburne, where self catering holidaymakers can buy fresh fish, meats, arts and crafts as well as many other products. The area has many shops selling many different products, souvenirs and gifts.

Places to visit on holiday to Shelburne, Canada

Shelburne is home to many places of historic interest as well as six museums including the Ross-Thomson House and Store Museum and the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Another place worth visiting here is the Muir-Cox Shipyard, which has been in operation since the 1820s and is one of the oldest shipyards in Nova Scotia.The Historic District has some wonderful old buildings with almost all the residential properties here built before 1900. Around the Historic Waterfront District visitors will find many churches, cemeteries and other buildings of interest. Several events and shows can be seen at the Osprey Arts Centre in Shelburne.

Weather in Shelburne, Canada

Temperatures vary greatly throughout the year with July and August the warmest months with averages of 18.5 degrees centigrade and highs of 23.5. The winters are cold though with January’s maximum temperature -1 degrees centigrade and an average of -6. On an annual basis there is an average of 1,178 millimetres of rainfall in Nova Scotia. Winters in particular see lots of rain and snow, but the precipitation is quite evenly spread throughout the year.

Travel to Shelburne, Canada

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is approximately two and a half hours drive from Shelburne. Scheduled flights arrive here from other Canadian airports as well as London-Heathrow, JFK and LaGuardia in New York, Newark, Detroit, Reykjavik-Keflavik, Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles and Philadelphia. Chartered flights from Frankfurt, London-Gatwick and Paris-Orly land here during the holiday season. Car rentals desks are located in the Lower Level of the Airport Parkade. Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise and Hertz are all represented here.

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