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, and distillery trail. Sample locally produced wine, beer and spirits from over 35 locations across the province. Meet passionate Nova Scotia artisans and taste local cuisine paired perfectly with your drink. From Yarmouth to Cape Breton, the trail weaves through stunning landscapes, heritage sites, beaches, farmlands and cities.
Foodies and film fans gather each fall in the heart of Nova Scotia’s wine country to celebrate all things culinary at Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world’s largest food and film festival. Participants will experience the latest from the world of culinary cinema, and indulge in wine tours, tastings, pop-ups, industry sessions, and fabulous gala dinners featuring renowned chefs celebrating the very best of local and international food and wine. #EatItUp
Work up an appetite with Local Tasting Tours on a guided walking tour of some of Halifax’s best locally-owned restaurants. Sample tasty, locally inspired and uniquely Nova Scotian treats while exploring the city’s rich culture and historic sites.
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.
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 having your freshly boiled lobster served as your tour historic Shelburne Harbour, the fresh salt air and seafood is sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
Seafood doesn’t get any fresher than this.
Discover unique lobster experiences awaiting you in Nova Scotia.
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.
Once you've learned all about oyster farming, grading and shipping at Eel Lake Oyster Farm, relax on their lakeside boardwalk and taste for yourself why their Ruisseau oysters are so popular. Their crew of experienced shuckers will teach you the art of eating oysters and will offer you several different garnishes for your all-you-can-eat dining experience, like cucumber slush & lemon, and oysters barbequed open-face with brie and bacon bits!
Throughout history, chocolate has been used as a currency, medicine, and of course, a delicious treat. At the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the medicinal and culinary uses of cocoa became quite popular among the elite. There has never been a better time to visit North America’s largest historical reconstruction and to indulge in this culinary delight by taking part in a truffle-making workshop, using their historic Heritage chocolate.
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.
Discover the many delicious hands-on culinary experiences offered throughout Nova Scotia. From learning about traditional dishes and recipes and our thriving lobster and seafood industry to picking your own seasonal fruits and vegetables from u-picks and farmers' markets while taking part in a customized cooking class, an exciting culinary adventure awaits you in Nova Scotia!
To whet your appetite for a hands-on culinary adventure, check out the Nova Scotia hands-on culinary experiences below: