Check our Facebook page "Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks" for the most up to date information about programs and events. Scroll down for information on our upcoming programs and an overview of the programs/activities we offer throughout the year. 

To register for a program go to our Registration Page 


Lots of great ways to stay active and enjoy the outdoors this winter!

"Take the Trail" Punch Card Challenge

Get out and explore the trails in Shelburne County this winter! Punch card stations have been set up on 8 different sections of trail in the Municipality of Shelburne and Municipality of Barrington. Each section of trail has 5-10 punches hidden along the route. Find all the punches on a trail section and punch your card. Submit your completed card the Recreation Department to be entered into the prize draws. For each trail you complete, you'll get one entry into the draw. Find the details for each section of trail below. For every section of trail you complete, you'll get one entry into the prize draws.Punch cards are available online to print and are are also located at the beginning of each trail section. 

Deadline to submit cards: March 22

Prize: $25 gift card to local businesses or restaurants (multiple draws)

pdf Section #1: WMTA-Sable River (Red) (4.32 MB)  Shared Multi-use trail 

  pdf Section #2: Jordan River Trail (Dark Purple) (1.25 MB)  Multi-use trail (No OHVs)

pdf Section #3: Roseway River Trail (Pink) (1.40 MB)  Multi-use trail (No OHVs)

  pdf  Section #4:  Port Clyde Trail (Brown (717 KB) ) Shared Multi-use trail 

  pdf  Section #5:  Barrington River (Light purple) (749 KB) Shared Multi-use trail 

pdf Section #6: Barrington Passage (Green) (747 KB) Shared Multi-use trail 

pdf Section #7: Shag Harbour (Dark Blue) (749 KB) Shared Multi-use trail 

pdf Section #8: Woods Harbour (Orange) (767 KB) Shared Multi-use trail 

For a map with all the sections, please click here.

How to submit your completed punch card:

Once you find all the punches on a section of trail and complete your punch card, fill out your personal information and submit it to either the Shelburne Municipal Recreation Department OR the Barrington Municipal Recreation Department to be entered into the prize draws (contact information below).

Shelburne Municipal Recreation :

1.Submit Electronically-Send a picture of your completed card via: Email: , Facebook Messenger:"Shelburne Municipal Recreation & Parks" or Text: 902-875-78282.

2. Submit In-person-Drop your form off in-person at the Shelburne Municipal Office located at 136 Hammond St., Shelburne Monday to Friday, 9am-4:30pm

Barrington Municipal Recreation: 

1.Submit Electronically- Send a picture of your completed card via:Email: , Facebook Messenger: "Barrington Municipal Recreation Department" or Text: 902-635-35582.

2. Submit In-person- Drop your form off in-person at the Barrington Recreation Department located at 27 Park Lane, Sherose Island Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm


Art Happening (55+) 

Join instructor Cindy Hagen for some easy to follow crafts. Free. All supplies are provided. Thursdays 10-11:30am at the Shelburne Community Hall. Must pre-register by calling 902-875-3544 ext 229 or email


Adult Learn to Skate

Saturday Mornings 9am-10am at the Shelburne County Arena, January 23rd-February 20th. Free! It's never too late to learn to skate. Must pre-register by calling 902-875-3544 ext 229 or email  

Anthony Gosbee Recreational Hockey Program 

This program is designed for children to learn the fundamentals of hockey in an enjoyable, fun environment. Sessions will consist of fun skill based activities followed by a "pick up game" at the end of each session. Saturday Mornings at the Shelburne County Arena. Ages 9+ (10am-11am) and Ages 4-8 (11am-Noon). Full hockey gear is required. Cost: $50/child (50% off for each additional child). Dates: Feb. 6-March 6. To Register contact the Recreation Dept at 902-875-3544 ext 229

Winter Photo Contest 

Explore the great outdoors this winter and share your photos with us! Last day to submit photos is March 21st. 

Winter Reading Challenge

Cozy up with a book (or two) this February. Select a book of your choice from the weekly category, read it and let us know which book it was. 

Monthly Walk Series

Join us on the third Friday of every month for a guided walk on one of our trails. Check our FB page or contact the department for location and time. 

Activity Packages for Seniors

Activity kits for seniors include a variety of items such as crosswords, wordsearches, puzzles and crafts. Stop by the McKay Memorial Library or the Lillian Benham Library (during open hours), to pick up your free kit. Kits will be available starting February 2nd. 

Snowshoe Loan Program

Borrow a pair of snowshoes for free! Child (50+) to Adult sizes available. Contact 902-875-3544 ext 229 to book a pair. 

Other upcoming activities:

  • Sunset and Full Moon Walk February 27th (more details available soon)
  • Pop-Up Snowshoe Try-it Sessions (TBD pending weather)-Check our Facebook Page for information regarding these sessions

Programs/Activities offered throughout the year:

Anthony Gosbee Recreational Hockey is a program designed for children to learn the fundamentals of hockey in a way that is fun and affordable. The program runs Saturday mornings during the hockey season at the Shelburne County Arena. Ages 4+

Summer Recreation Programs We offer a wide vareity of programs and events for all ages each summer. We run week long day camps for children ages 5-12 offered from July to August, that include, sports, cooking, arts & crafts, outdoor activities and more! We also offer Swimming lessons (Pre-school and Levels 1-10). There are also special events for all ages including, outdoor movies at the Islands Park, geocaching, archery and kayaking clinics. The Summer Fun Guide is available in early June and includes all program information and how to register.

Community Use Programs take place at the Shelburne Regional High School and are offered throughout the year. Find out about program listings and more information about Community Use at SRHS.

Art Happening for Seniors is an art based, 4-week program designed for older adults and seniors. Each week a different art project for all abilities is completed with instruction from local artists.

Learn to Skate for Adults is a program to learn how to skate or improve skating skills and takes place at the Shelburne County Arena.

Active Start Basketball Programs are offered to children ages 3-5 and 5-6 for 6 sessions from January to March. The programs focus on teaching fundamental movement skills and basic basketball skills though fun games and activities.

March Break Activities are offered free to families during March Break. This includes activitites such as public skating, open gym time and outdoor activities.

Run Jump Throw is an afterschool program for children in grades 3-6 held in the Spring. It teaches the basic movement skills of running, jumping and throwing through fun, age appropriate Track & Field based activities. The aim is for participants to have fun, gain or improve movement skills and to learn about and experience the sport of Track & Field.

Multi-Sport After School Program is a free program for children in grades 2-3. It runs twice a week for 4 weeks and provides an opportunity for children to try out different sports available within our community.

Youth Leadership Program is for youth in grades 8-10 who are interested in developing leadership skills and gaining volunteer experience, primarily working with children. The program is free and consists of 2.5 days of mandatory orientation/training at the beginnig of July and at least one week volunteering at a Municipal summer day camp during July and August. Recreation Staff will do classroom visits at both SRHS & LRHS in early June to talk about the program and provide the application to youth who are interested.

Humans VS Zombies is an epic game of tag for children in grades 4-6 that includes missions which must be completed for humans to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Held at Islands Park at the end of October, it is two hours of heart pounding fun!

Kayak and Canoe Try It Clinics are offered seperately to give people the chance to try them out and learn basic paddling and safety skills. All equipment is provided including kayaks, canoes, paddles and lifejackets as well as any other safety gear.