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Charlotte Lane Cafe

This colorful cafe is everyone's top tip; evening reservations are highly recommended. Swiss chef Roland Glauser serves a varied menu of seafood, meat and pasta dishes, featuring dashes of spice and exotic...

Museum in Shelburne

Dory Shop Museum

Shelburne dories (small wooden open boats used for fishing from a mother schooner) were the staple craft for Nova Scotian fishers on the Grand Banks fishery, thanks to their lightweight construction, shallow...

Museum in Shelburne

Ross-Thomson House

Go shopping, 1780s style, at this merchant's house, once owned by traders George and Robert Ross, who supplied Shelburne's residents with staple goods and luxury items. There's a replica of the original store...

Museum in Shelburne

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

In 2015 Birchtown's Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and museum was moved to its shiny new facility 7km outside town, on the site of what was Canada's largest free African settlement in the 1780s. The museum offers...

Cafe in Shelburne

Bean Dock

A chilled coffee shop overlooking the waterfront, serving grilled cheese sandwiches, muffins and paninis. There's also a gift shop selling souvenir tees, candles and kitchen items – although the giant Adirondack...

Museum in Shelburne

Shelburne County Museum

A c 1787 Loyalist house is now the Shelburne County Museum. It has a collection of Loyalist furnishings, displays on the history of the local fishery, and a small collection of Mi'kmaw artifacts.