Top 10 Culinary Adventures
From touring award-winning vineyards and boiling your own Nova Scotia lobster fresh from the ocean to cooking with a chef using locally grown and sourced ingredients and indulging in handmade chocolate truffles at North America’s largest historical reconstruction, there has never been a more delicious time to visit Nova Scotia.
We’ve pulled together 10 culinary adventures that are sure to bring you back for seconds!
Discover new favourites as you explore the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail - Canada's first brewery, winery, distillery, and cidery trail. Sample locally produced wine, beer and spirits from over 50 locations across the province. Meet passionate Nova Scotia artisans and taste local cuisine paired perfectly with your drink. From Yarmouth to Louisbourg, the trail weaves through stunning landscapes and along heritage sites, beaches, farmland and cities and towns.
With breathtaking views of the Bay of Fundy and the Landscape of Grand Pré UNESCO World Heritage site, this intimate dinner created by a celebrated chef, is set between rows of grapevines in Nova Scotia's oldest vineyard, and is paired with award-winning wines and features short films curated by the Devour! The Food Film Fest team.
Taste your way through Halifax’s hippest neighbourhoods and must-try flavours, from donairs to seafood, while connecting with local chefs and culinary artisans. This fun-filled exclusive tour features uniquely prepared Nova Scotia food, paired with local wine, craft beer, cider, and spirits and is led by your own local foodie.
Based on the historical tradition of holding a secret banquet for the poor, this feast is a one-of-a-kind experience at Point of View Suites in Louisbourg. Enjoy an elaborate meal served in a replica 18th century tavern while wearing period costumes.
Though your experience may be true to that of 18th century beggars, the meal you will enjoy will be fit for a king.
Spend an entire day on a culinary journey that takes you from pasture to plate with the Kilted Chef, Chef Alain Bossé. You’ll start by sourcing the freshest local ingredients, followed by a light lunch and a personalized cooking class at his farmhouse.
Top off your day by savouring the meal you have prepared, complemented by award-winning Nova Scotian wine.
Step into the captivating, award-winning Tangled Garden to delight your senses! Weave your way through Nova Scotia flavours toward the sounds of local musicians, gathering fresh ingredients for your gourmet picnic along the way, all while overlooking the Landscape of Grand Pré, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As the sun sets, your Baddeck kayak adventure begins! Take a nighttime kayak excursion to Kidston Island in the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, for an unforgettable evening of Cape Breton music and gourmet local flavours prepared by The Bite House.
Enjoy a culinary experience unlike any other when you dine on the ocean floor at Nova Scotia’s Burntcoat Head Park, home of the world’s highest recorded tides. Meet local experts on your guided tour of the shoreline before your four course, locally sourced and wine and beer paired dinner with Chef Chris Veldon of the Flying Apron Inn & Cookery. Later, you’ll enjoy the sunset around a bonfire atop the ocean cliffs nearby as you watch the tide roll in.
Experience all facets of the vibrant Nova Scotia wine industry on the Tidal Bay Wine Tasting Adventure! Visit three award-winning wineries, enjoy in-depth tours of the vineyards and wine cellars, complete with private wine tastings at each winery featuring our signature regional wine, Tidal Bay. You will also dine on a chef prepared lobster lunch at a winery restaurant along the way.
10. Nova Scotia Lobster Experiences
From gathering local ingredients and sitting back while your lobster supper is boiled over a beachside fire to hauling the lobster trap aboard a lobster boat and dining on freshly boiled lobster aboard the boat. Nova Scotia's fresh, salty air and seafood is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
Seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Discover a sampling of unique lobster experiences awaiting you in Nova Scotia, below.