If you haven’t eaten Nova Scotia lobster in Nova Scotia, then you haven’t really eaten lobster. This popular crustacean is still the lifeblood of our many working fishing communities.
Looking for the best places to get fresh lobster? Visit the Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound in Hall's Harbour and pluck a fresh lobster from the tank then, while you wait for your lobster to be cooked, stroll the wharf and watch lobster boats navigating the narrow harbour when the tide is in. On the South Shore, stop in Shelburne, Nova Scotia's Lobster Capital for, you guessed it - lobster, or take a trip to the Northumberland Shore to learn about lobsters - and how you can adopt one - at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum.
For an ‘Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper’ visit the Shore Club where they have been serving up lobster suppers for over 78 years. Foodies can rejoice – there’s lobster to enjoy in every corner of the province.
Lobster Boat Tours
While there are plenty of places to get lobster in Nova Scotia, there are only a handful of boat tours that offer the opportunity to get involved with the lobster fishing process, including:
- Cape Breton Adventure Lobster Tours, Baddeck
- Gillis Lobster Tour & Charter, Port Hood
- Peggys Cove Boat Tours, Peggy's Cove
- Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours, Shelburne
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 the many ‘Living Wharves’ throughout the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region 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
Lobster is so naturally delicious that it’s best when prepared simply. The traditional Nova Scotia method is to cook lobster in a big pot of boiling saltwater, 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!