One of the focal points of the Village is the Shubenacadie Tidal River that runs through the village. The River flows down to the Bay of Funday about 35 km away. The Bay of Fundy with its highest Tides in the World impacts the Shubenacadie River in the Village with a rise and fall of 12 – 14 feet and a change of direction of the water flow every tide change. The River is fresh water part of the day and salt water the other part. There is Tidal Bore River Rafting on the River and a smaller version right at the Shubie River Park where families can enjoy – canoes – kayaks – floatables – up and down the river from the floating dock. There is a picnic pavilion beside the river.
The Provincial Wildlife Park hosts a great number of animals and birds for visitors to engage and admire. Walk through the trails and enjoy the many varieties of wild life on exhibit. Every year on February 2nd Groundhog Day is celebrated with our own “Shubenacadie Sam’s prediction about the coming of Spring. There is a Wetland Interpretive center in partnership with Ducks Unlimited to explore.
July 1st is always a special time of excitement and activity as Shubenacadie comes together to Celebrate. The whole Village is turned into a place and time of family fun – People Parade – Shubie River Park if full of activities for the whole family – midway – games – displays – rubber duck race on the river – Concert in the Park – Classic Car Show – and some of the BEST Fireworks in the region.