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The Lobster Capital of Canada
The lobster grounds off of southwestern Nova Scotia are amongst the richest in the world, so it’s only fitting that Shelburne County is home to the Lobster Capital of Canada. The lobster fisheries have been the economic backbone for all of our communities in Shelburne County for centuries, dating back to the mid 1800’s. Shelburne County celebrates the ending of the Lobster season each year with a Lobster Festival the first full weekend in June.
Savour freshly prepared lobster delights in many of our restaurants in the County, from right out of the shell to our traditional creamed lobster or try our new spin on lobster with lobster poutine! Whichever you choose, we are sure you will be back for more!
Download information about pdf Lobster Tales Lighthouse Trail (4.14 MB) .
The famous Cape Islander was designed and built on Cape Sable Island in 1907. It is a very familiar sight along the coast of Nova Scotia. The fishing boat has been modified from its original design over the years to adapt to the present day requirements of the fisherman, but the hull of the boat has remained basically the same. The Cape Islander plays a prominent role in the lobster and fishing industry, not only in Shelburne County, but in Nova Scotia and beyond. Stroll our many wharves, see the boats and talk with our fishermen and learn about life on the ocean first hand.