Designation

Shelburne River

Why Was the River Designated?

Why Was the River Designated?

The entire 57 km-long Shelburne River was designated to the CHRS in 1997 for its outstanding natural and recreational values. Beginning in the Tobeatic Wilderness Area and traversing wetlands, eskers, and one of the largest remaining old-growth stands of white pine, red spruce and hemlock in Nova Scotia, the river provides paddlers with a true wilderness experience, just as it did for the Mi’kmaq people centuries ago.