The Municipality of the District of Shelburne’s Recreation & Parks Department offers a variety of recreational programs and services throughout the year. 

Check our Facebook page β€œShelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks” for the most up to date information about programs and events. Scroll down for information on our upcoming programs and an overview of the programs/activities we offer throughout the year. 

To register online for a program go to our Registration Page 

Upcoming Programs:


March Break Activities-FREE

🌟Monday March 11-Family Fun Open Gym, SRHS Gym, 1pm-3pm. All ages. Adult must accompany kids. Activity stations, sports, crafts and mini golf

🌟Tuesday March 12-Public Skate, Shelburne County Arena, 2:30-4pm

🌟Wednesday March 13-Outdoor Adventure, Islands Park, 1pm-2:30pm. All ages. Adult must accompnay kids. Scavenger hunts, geocaching, campfire and more

🌟Thursday March 14-Pickup Hockey, Shelburne County Arena. Full gear required. U7 & U9: 10am-11am, U11, U13 & U15: 11am-Noon

🌟Friday March 15-Public Skate, Shelburne County Arena, 11am-12:30pm

For more information: Call: 902-875-3544 ext 229 or Email:

Programs/Activities offered throughout the year:

Anthony Gosbee Recreational Hockey is a program designed for children to learn the fundamentals of hockey in a way that is fun and affordable. The program runs Saturday mornings during the hockey season at the Shelburne County Arena. Ages 4-12 (who are not registered in minor hockey).

Summer Recreation Programs We offer a wide vareity of programs and events for all ages each summer. Throughout July and August we offer a mixture of full-day, half-day and mulit-day programming for children ages 5-12 that include, sports, cooking, arts & crafts, outdoor activities and more! We also offer outdoor Swimming lessons (Pre-school and Levels 1-10) at Welkum Park. There are also special events for all ages including, outdoor movies at the Islands Park, geocaching, archery and kayaking clinics. The Summer Fun Guide is available in early June and includes all program information and how to register.

Community Use Programs take place at the Shelburne Regional High School and are offered throughout the year. Find out about program listings and more information about Community Use at SRHS.

Adult Craft Program-4-week program designed for older adults and seniors. Each week a different craft project for all abilities is completed. All supplies are provided. Program happens in the fall and spring at different community halls.

Learn to Skate for Adults is a program to learn how to skate or improve skating skills and takes place at the Shelburne County Arena.

Active Start Basketball Programs are offered to children ages 3-5 (not in school) for 5 sessions in the winter. The programs focus on teaching fundamental movement skills and basic basketball skills though fun games and activities.

March Break Activities are offered free to families during March Break. This includes activitites such as public skating, open gym time and outdoor activities.

Youth Leadership Program is for youth in grades 8-10 who are interested in developing leadership skills and gaining volunteer experience, primarily working with children. The program is free and consists of 2.5 days of mandatory orientation/training at the beginnig of July and at least one week volunteering at a Municipal summer day camp during July and August. Recreation Staff will do classroom visits at both SRHS & LRHS in early June to talk about the program and provide the application to youth who are interested.

Try-It Clinics A vareity of outdoor try-it clinics are offered year round, including kayaking, archery, snowshoeing, pickleball and more. Clinics are designed to provide an introduction to an activity. All equipmetn is provided for participants to learn the basics.

Equipment Loan Program

The Recreation and Parks Departments has a variety of  sports and recreation equipment that can be borrowed for free. 

List of equipment available to borrow:

Outdoor Recreation Equipment:

  • Snowshoes (children to adult sizes available)
  • Nordic Walking Poles
  • GPS Units
  • Compasses 
  • Camping Gear (Tents, Sleeping Pads)
  • Hiking Gear (Daypack, headlamp, compass)
  • Adapative Recreation Equipment
    • Hippocampe All-terrian Wheelchair
    • Hockey Sledges

Sports Equipment:

  • Beach Volleyball Set
  • Basketballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Baseball Equipment
  • Ground Hockey Gear (sticks, helmets, goalie gear, nets)
  • Skateboards (plus helmets and protective equipment)
  • Spikeball
  • Scooters

Yard Games:

  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Giaint Dominos 
  • Giant Matching Game
  • Yardzee
  • Yard Twister
  • Giant Chess
  • Baggo
  • Bocce
  • Disc Slam
  • Washers
  • Ladder Ball

Equipment loan is subject to availability, To borrow equipment contact the Recreation Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 229. If there is a piece of equipment that you are looking for, but is not listed please contact us we may be able to help.