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Port of Shelburne

About Port

The Shelburne Marine Terminal is located within the Shelburne Harbour in South-Western Nova Scotia. Shelburne Harbour is approximately 200 Kilometers southwest of Halifax via Highway 103.

Shelburne Harbour (Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Chart #4209) is known as the third best natural harbour in the world; the channel is 800 meters wide with a minimum depth of 9 meters through its narrows. The Harbour has safe anchorages for vessels in 13 meters of water. The port is ice free and a pilot is not required to enter the harbour.

The Shelburne Marine Terminal (office located at 95 Water Street, Shelburne) provides wharf and cargo handling facilities for a number of vessels carrying diverse cargoes such as containers, bulk commodities and fish products. In addition to the handling of a number of vessels, the Port of Shelburne also leases adjacent lands to marine sector businesses (such as Clearwater Seafoods).

The stem section of the terminal is approximately 130 meters long and 15 meters wide. The T section is approximately 163 meters in length and 20 meters wide; the depth (surveyed in 2008 by CHS) is 9.5m > 10.5 m. The T shape of the terminal also creates two inner basins: a deeper basin on the west (currently leased to Clearwater) and a shallower basin on the east, primarily used by independent fishers and pleasure craft.

Fresh water is available 8 months of the year, along with electrical hook up (30 amp, 50 amp and 100 amp services available) and WI-FI is also available. There are security cameras providing around the clock surveillance of the terminal, along with security and RCMP presence; this is also a Canada Customs access point.

The Terminal is within walking distance of downtown shopping, Historic Dock Street and the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club; taxi service is also available. There are a number of shops and restaurants to choose from. More information for visitors can be found at www.shelburneandlockeport.com.

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Tide Ranges

Tide ranges from 2.62 meters high to 0.22 meters low throughout the year.

Anchorage / Moorings

There are several deep water anchorage points in the Harbour as well as private moorings owned and rented out by the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club. More information on the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club can be found at www.shyc.ca.

Shelburne Port Authority

The Port of Shelburne is owned and operated by the Town of Shelburne through the Shelburne Port Authority. The Shelburne Port Authority is governed by a committee comprised of public and private sector representatives; the current Chair of the Shelburne Port Authority is Town Councillor Tony Mahaney. More information on the Town of Shelburne can be found at www.town.shelburne.ns.ca.

Vessels coming from a foreign port must notify Customs (CBSA) on arrival

  • Can Pass: 1-888-226-7277
  • Yarmouth Office: 1-902-742-0880
  • Regional Office: 1-902-426-2071