The Islands

2014 Season - June 13 to Oct. 13

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 admin building and surrounding area. Password required, please see the park receptionist.

Camping reservations can be made beginning April 2, 2014. See Reservations for details and conditions.

Programs and Events

6th Annual Harvest Fair

Join the Harvest Fair Committee for their 6th Annual Harvest Fair.  The fun starts Friday evening with a bonfire and continues Saturday afternoon with FREE outdoor events for all ages to enjoy.  Activities include T-shirt decorating, doughnut eating, obstacle course, scarecrow decorating, cake/cupcake walks, hotdog roasting and much more.  Saturday evening there will be a movie night for the children and stargazing for everyone.  Join our FaceBook page "Giant Pumpkin Festival and Harvest Fair" for all the latest information and updates. Please note that regular camping fees apply.  Sponsored by the Harvest Fair Committee.  Contact Tina at (902) 874-2294 or Penny (902) 875-3570, or email


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 Barracks Road, Hwy 3, Shelburne.

The Islands

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GPS Coordinates

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65°20' 25.25" W

43°45' 55.81" N


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