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#ShineOnTourism – Nova Scotia’s Unique (and Exceptional) Culinary Experiences

By August 12, 2021Blog

Nova Scotia’s culinary scene has grown exponentially in recent years. From farm-to-table to fresh-out-of-the-ocean, there are exceptional local flavours across the province. But there’s more to culinary than simply eating or drinking. Did you know you can have unique culinary experiences that range from foraging with chefs to guided tastings with head winemakers to checking off all the must-try along a beautiful trail? Nova Scotia’s operators go above and beyond to make your culinary adventure one to remember, no matter if you travelled around the corner or from across the country!

Here are just a few of the many cool culinary experiences on offer in Nova Scotia. Did you have a culinary experience that wowed? Let us know on our Facebook page!

Nova Scotia Lobster Trail

It doesn’t get more Nova Scotian than a fresh lobster supper! On the Lobster Trail, you’ll experience traditional lobster dinners, lobster rolls, and everything in between. For every stop on the Lobster Trail, visitors can collect stamps for their Lobster Trail passport, app, or website. Those stamps allow users to enter to win prizes! Truly a win-win.

Peggy’s Foodie Adventure

Experience the iconic Peggy’s Cove through a culinary lens featuring all local, fresh flavours! Try a classic seafood chowder, delicious lobsters rolls, and a taste of Acadian culture with Rappie Pie Bites. Wash it all down with local craft beer and cider.

Boxing Rock Beer & Food: Sensory Analysis and Blind Tasting

Heighten your craft beer senses at Boxing Rock with this unique sensory analysis and blind tasting. Led by a Boxing Rock Craft Beer Guide, learn beer styles, concepts like cut, complement and contrast, food pairing insights, and the ins and outs of brewing. Sharpen your craft beer senses during a super fun (but socially distanced) blind beer tasting.

Yarmouth Foodie Walking Tour

The town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, is steeped in local and Maritime history and is also home to some of the freshest seafood in the world. Join a local guide on a mouth-watering foodie tour that features local beer, seafood, wine and sweet and savoury tastings

Gourmet by Nature Wild Food and Tours

Hungry for something different? Gourmet By Nature offers wild food experiences for curious foodies, foragers and nature watchers. Licensed guide and chef, Sean, hosts a number of wild food workshops, foraging tours and interactive cooking demonstrations, using local, wild Nova Scotian food. Outdoor experiences are offered in all seasons.

Nova Scotia Chowder Trail

There are few things more comforting (or delicious) than a Nova Scotian seafood chowder. A perfect pairing of local seafood and local produce – each bowl tells a story of where it came from. The Nova Scotia Chowder Trail is an ideal way to eat your way around Nova Scotia – and even win prizes for all your hard work exploring.

GINstitute by the Sea

Go behind-the-scenes at award-winning Steinhart Distillery to craft your very own spirits. With ocean views as your backdrop, forage for ingredients and select from an array of spices and citrus to create your unique flavours with the distiller. Savour German-inspired local delicacies, paired with Nova Scotia cocktails, as you perfect your craft.

Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

Whether it’s your first time, or your 100th time visiting the Annapolis Valley, there’s always new flavours to explore! Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours provides a variety of day tours to Nova Scotia’s renown wine country. Guests will also enjoy appetizers, lunch or dinner, all made from local ingredients.

Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail

Did you know that the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail is Canada’s first and only winery, brewery, cidery, distillery and meadery trail? Follow the trail to learn the stories behind Nova Scotia’s local products – crafted by family traditions, compelling history and of course, exciting innovation.

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