Contact us with ideas about sustainability and to find out more about how to be involved in the implementation of our sustainability plan.

Emily Tipton
Sustainable Development Coordinator / Municipal Engineer
Municipality of the District of Shelburne
Phone: (902) 875-3489

My office is located on the 3rd floor, Municipal Administration Building, 136 Hammond St., and my office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 4:30 or by appointment

Welcome to the Municipality of the District of Shelburne


Conveniently located an hour from the Yarmouth Ferry and just two hours from Halifax, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne is a unique, rural community with a lot to experience.

Our Municipality offers lighthouses, rugged coastlines, white sand beaches, fishing villages with colourful boats and neighbourly people. You can cycle our rural roads, walk our trails, go fishing in our lakes and rivers, paddle in the ocean or sit back and bird watch. For the golfer, we have a beautiful 18 hole golf course in Clyde River and in Birchtown, you can take a guided tour of the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Historical Site, the first freed black settlement in North America. Each day in Sandy Point when the tide is low, you can walk to the lighthouse and in the summer, stop at their Community Centre to enjoy refreshments and ice cream.

The Municipality boasts a rich maritime history and the third best natural harbour in the world. We invite you to come and give yourself a rest from life’s hustle and bustle, where you can enjoy everything we have to offer at your own pace. We value a quality of life that is second to none and we want to share this with you.

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