How To Get Here

Nova Scotia is a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water and Shelburne is located on  the  western South Shore. This provides us with some of the most scenic coastline vistas in the world. Seaside fishing villages, isolated inlets and beaches a plenty await the traveler. We are literally “thrust” in to the Atlantic Ocean at the very Eastern tip of mainland Canada.

Highways from all points in the United States and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway in New Brunswick onto Nova Scotia on on to Shelburne. Follow the Trans-Canada Highway, Interstate 95, or a host of routes from the New England States and Quebec through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. From Prince Edward Island, you can take the Confederation Bridge or the ferry from Wood Islands PEI, to Caribou, NS.

There is also car and passenger ferry service from Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, just an hours drive from Shelburne. There is also a ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, again, a short drive to Shelburne. If you are traveling from Newfoundland, you will enter Nova Scotia in North Sydney via ferries from Port-aux-Basques or Argentia. Reservations are recommended for some of these voyages, see below for details.


   Driving Distance to Shelburne from   
Toronto 1557 km 950 mi
Montreal 1238 km 629 mi
Calgary 5151 km 3175 mi
Vancouver 6000 km 3600 mi
Boston 800 km 500 mi
New York 1630 km 1000 mi
Los Angeles 5721 km 3500 mi
Portland, Maine 620 km 400 mi
Bar Harbor 430 km 375 mi



Bar Harbor to Yarmouth
Service by Bay Ferries high speed catamaran car ferry. Daily service between mid May – mid Oct. Twice daily during peak season. 2.5 hour crossing.
North America toll free phone: 1-877-450-2212
Portland, Maine to Yarmouth
The M/S Scotia Prince sails daily from May 6 to October 24. Leaving Portland at 9:00 PM and Yarmouth at 10:00 AM. The voyage is 11 hours one-way and 23 hours round trip.
North America toll free phone: 1-877-450-2212
Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby
Daily year-round service by MV Princess of Acadia, three trips daily during peak months.
Toll free: 1-888-249-SAIL / 1-888-249-7245