Founders Day Festival in Shelburne Nova Scotia

Sandy Lane
Vacation Rentals
135 Water St
Shelburne, Nova Scotia
B0T 1W0 Canada

tel: 1 902 875 2729
toll-free: 1 800 646 1577
[email protected]

Guest Testimonials

This is our first time to Nova Scotia but not to Canada. We brought our parents with us for a relaxing week; it was and it was so much, much more! Thank you for sharing the Castaway Ocean Lodge with us! It will be a memory that will last a lifetime.
T. C. Claypoole
PA, 2009
We loved our stay in Nova Scotia. The cottage is beautiful and comfortable; very well equipped and a joy to settle into. Lovely backyard with  great view!
Maria, Dark, Deiah, and Issaac
Toronto, ON 2009
We had such a lovely week here. We can hardly bear to leave; beautiful home; beautiful views; beautiful beach.
The Balloos
St. John, NB, 2009
 Fairytale Vacation
Staying at Castaway Ocean Lodge was a fairy tale experience. The spacious luxurious log cabin has all the charm of a Hans Christian Anderson storybook tale with its wide view of the sea. A short stroll downhill brings you to another dreamy vista of islands rising from the mist. We never wanted to leave and mostly just made short trips to buy seafood for the grill and fire pit. The oceanfront kitchen is beautiful and thoughtfully stocked. The hot tub and bath towels were a treat. By far the most magical, romantic and private place we’ve ever rented anywhere.
 New York, NY, US, 2013

Dock Days (previously known as Founders Day

18th Century Loyalist Encampment
The Regiment Offers a Gun Salute
A expert log roller and his dog! The dog stayed on for ages.
Sam and John watch the parade with friends.
Sabrina and Conner cruise their way through the Founder's Days Parade.
It is hard to drag the boys away from the bouncy slide.
Stroll down Dock Street past the food and souvenir vendors


In the spring of 1783, 3000 United Empire Loyalists escaped the American Revolution and settled on the shores of Shelburne Harbour. With the promise of free land, tools and provisions, and the protection of the British Crown, four hundred families associated to form a town of Shelburne. 

Founders Days Festival celebrates our history and heritage.  Events include a Regimental Re-Enactment, Eighteenth Century Dances, canoe jousting and Dory races; a Yacht Regatta, a "Parade of Lights" and a Coastal Oldies Car Show. There are fireworks, face painting and of course, lots of toe tapping music.




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