The various habitats along the Shubenacadie Canal Waterway support a variety of wildlife. White- tailed deer can be seen along the wooded sides of the Canal Waterway. Wetlands are home to frogs, turtles, dragonflies and Red-winged black birds, while the river system supports various types of fish, including American eels. 

Beavers have been seen swimming in the Canal Waterway’s lakes hauling tree branches, in their mouths, to build their lodges. Squirrels and chipmunks abound throughout Shubie Park and Canal Waterway as well as various species of ducks such as the Mallard and American black duck. Majestic ospreys and American eagles are commonly sighted soaring over the Shubenacadie River and its lakes.