If you haven’t eaten lobster in Nova Scotia, then you haven’t really eaten lobster. This popular seafood is still the lifeblood of our many working fishing communities and when you visit Lobster in the Rough in Halls Harbour you’ll be able to pluck a lobster from the pound, stroll the wharf while lobster boats ply the ocean, and wait for your lobster to be cooked to perfection. Savour a lobster picnic overlooking the water at Stanley’s in Yarmouth, or adopt a lobster at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum and learn about its life cycle. For an ‘Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper’ visit the Shore Club, they have been serving up lobster suppers for over 78 years and are also the home of Nova Scotia’s last great dance hall. Foodies can rejoice – there’s lobster to enjoy in every corner of the province.
Best Places to Get Lobster
Nova Scotia lobster has a world-famous reputation for being fresh, sweet, and delicious. While there are lots of places where you can get lobster, two special locations are Halls Harbour in the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley region and Stanley Lobster in the Yarmouth & Acadian Shore region. Halls Harbour is an authentic, living fishing village, dating back to 1779. At Stanley Lobster, with access to more than 500,000lbs of live lobster, this is the place to be for your seafood feast.
Yarmouth is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in Canada – over 40 species of fish are harvested off these shores. Visit one of many ‘Living Wharves’ where you can learn about our sea-faring culture and harvest your own ‘fish tales’ from the real-life characters who work the waters.
How to Eat
Lobster is so naturally delicious it’s really best when prepared simply. The traditional Nova Scotia method is to cook lobster in a big pot of boiling salt water, fresh from the ocean. You can eat it hot or cold but melted butter and lemon wedges are a must. Don’t forget to have lots of napkins at the ready!