Check our Facebook page "Shelburne 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 


Anthony Gosbee Recreational Hockey Program

Saturdays November 13-December 11

Ages 9-12 10am-10:45am

Ages 4-5 10:45am-11:30 (30 minutes of programming + 15 minutes of free play) 

Ages 6-8 11:15am-Noon

Program is free. Participants MUST wear full hockey gear.

Parents are encouraged to go on the ice, especially if their child needs help skating. Anyone going on the ice needs to wear a helmet.

Proof of vaccination is required for ages 12 and up. 

Register online

Craft Program for Adults


Join us for some easy to follow craft projects. All supplies provided. Must pre-register. 

Tuesdays 10am-11:30am October 26-November 16

Birchtown Community Hall 

To register contact  or call 902-875-3544 ext 229

Proof of full vaccination is required. 

Fall Trail Walk Series

Join us this fall for some guided walks. 

Jordan River Trail October 20th 9:30am 5km (round trip). Easy, groomed trail. 

Birchtown (Old Railbed) October 27th 9:30am 4.5km (round trip). Walk along the abandoned railbed to Boulder Cove and back. Undeveloped trail. Strudy footwear recommended. 

Woodland MultiUse Trail-Sable River November 3rd, 9:30am 9kn (round trip). Walk to the Tidney River and back. Difficulty level moderate, due to length. 

To register contact  or 902-875-3544 ext 229. Participants must show proof of full vaccination upon arrival. 

Halloween Scavenger Hunt-Roseway River Trail

October 14-October 28

Find all the hidden items along the Roseway River Trail between Islands Park Road and the Roseway River Bridge. Scavenger Hunt forms are available at either end of the trail. 

Woodland Animal Scavenger Hunt-Jordan River Trail

October 7-28

Animals are hidden along the Jordan River Trail from Hayden's Road to Jordan Branch Road. Forms are available at either end of the trail. 


Fall Photo Contest

Snap, Share, Win!

Submit your fall foliage photo for a chance to win. Photos must be taken within Shelburne County between September 22-October 27. One phone submission per person. Prize $25 gift cardto a local business. Photos can be submitted by email  or text 902-875-7828. Deadline for photos is October 27. Photos will be uploaded to our Facebook page and the photo with the most likes will be the winner. Voting will take place November 1st and 2nd.  

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+

Summer Recreation Programs We offer a wide vareity of programs and events for all ages each summer. We run week long day camps for children ages 5-12 offered from July to August, that include, sports, cooking, arts & crafts, outdoor activities and more! We also offer Swimming lessons (Pre-school and Levels 1-10). 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.

Art Happening for Seniors is an art based, 4-week program designed for older adults and seniors. Each week a different art project for all abilities is completed with instruction from local artists.

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 and 5-6 for 6 sessions from January to March. 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.

Run Jump Throw is an afterschool program for children in grades 3-6 held in the Spring. It teaches the basic movement skills of running, jumping and throwing through fun, age appropriate Track & Field based activities. The aim is for participants to have fun, gain or improve movement skills and to learn about and experience the sport of Track & Field.

Multi-Sport After School Program is a free program for children in grades 2-3. It runs twice a week for 4 weeks and provides an opportunity for children to try out different sports available within our community.

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.

Humans VS Zombies is an epic game of tag for children in grades 4-6 that includes missions which must be completed for humans to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Held at Islands Park at the end of October, it is two hours of heart pounding fun!

Kayak and Canoe Try It Clinics are offered seperately to give people the chance to try them out and learn basic paddling and safety skills. All equipment is provided including kayaks, canoes, paddles and lifejackets as well as any other safety gear.