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Top Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in A.C.

The seaside communities across Atlantic Canada feature some of the country’s best culinary customs and cuisine culture – from awesome foodie festivals and winery tours, to top-notch restaurants.

Plan a trip to the Maritime Provinces and come hungry; here are the Top Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada:


1. A Taste of History Brewery Tour

What better to explore Atlantic Canada’s Craft Beer Capital than by hitting a guided brewery tour?

Available from June through October, the A Taste of History Brewery Tour explores some of Fredericton’s longstanding, fan-favorite breweries, as well as the newcomers to the local brew scene.

Top 10 Foodie Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Yarmouth's Delicious Chowder

2. Halifax Food Truck Parties

If you’re visiting Halifax this summer, be sure to pack your appetite – the annual Halifax Food Truck Parties, held at in locations in both Halifax and Dartmouth, feature some of the best locally made grub Nova Scotia has to offer.

There are generally four parties each year, from mid June through mid September, so check the schedule and plan your visit accordingly.

3. Halifax Seaport BeerFest

Don’t leave Halifax just yet – the Halifax Seaport Beerfest is one of Canada’s biggest craft beer events, held annually in early August at Cunard Centre and Pier 23.

On top of the delicious craft beer samples and festival foods provided by local pubs, restaurants, and breweries, festivalgoers will enjoy the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean.

4. Uncorked Tours

Tops Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Wine Country in Nova Scotia

All across New Brunswick, Uncorked Tours offer a convenient and fun-filled way of discovering some of the province’s most beautiful cities and renowned wineries and breweries.

Uncorked Tours are offered in St. John, Fredericton, Moncton, and St. Andrews – checkout out tour highlights like the galleries in Uptown St. Andrews, the breweries along the St. John River, and the delicious blueberries grown on the Fundy Coast.

5. PEI International Shellfish Festival

The city of Charlottetown shows off its culinary expertise during the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, held annually in mid September.

The festival features several days of culinary activities and competitions hosted by celebrity chefs, tons of live entertainment, and, of course, some of the best specially prepared shellfish dishes this side of the Northumberland Strait.

Check out the shellfish festival this summer at the Charlottetown Event Grounds.

6. Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours

Tops Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Shellfish & Brews on PEI

Discover the charm of Nova Scotia’s picturesque wine country with Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours. The tours are available from early May through late October, each and every Saturday.

There are six different packages to choose from, including the Wine & Bistro Lunch Escape and the Wine & Dinner Escape, each beginning in Halifax for extra convenience.

7. Billy's Seafood Company

One of NB’s most beloved restaurants, Billy’s Seafood Company is a must-see stop for the hungry Saint John traveler.

Not only will you be subjected to some of the city’s freshest seafood, but you’ll also have the option of taking home everything from fresh salmon and haddock, to lobster and oysters, available at the on-site fish market.

8. Seafest

In July, the coastal city of Yarmouth proudly hosts Seafest, the annual festival featuring all kinds of foodie-friendly events, including a pirate-themed pub-crawl, lobster boil, and a huge chowder cook-off. Even better, the festival is known for its wide variety of entertainment and events – don’t miss out!

9. Taste This!

Top 10 Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Blueberry Pancakes in Truro

Discover the mouthwatering side of Moncton with a Taste This! walking food tour, available year-round.

The Best of Downtown tour makes stops at an award-winning gastropub and brewery, while the Hidden Gems of Foodies tour explores award-winning local foods and samples local and imported beers, among other delights.

10. Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival

For over two weeks every summer, the Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival brings together communities across central Nova Scotia – from Amhert to Truro – as over 20 restaurants prepare special blueberry-inspired dishes and host special culinary events.

Plan a trip into Truro this summer and be a part of the festivities, which including everything from pie-eating contests and baking competitions, to a blueberry wine fest and blueberry pancake breakfasts.

11. Good Cheer Trail

This culinary journey stops at some of Nova Scotia’s best wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries, offering samples of award-winning beverages along the way – from Yarmouth to Cape Breton. Even better, the trail doubles as a convenient way of seeing the beautiful countryside and some of its historical landmarks, like the Port Royal National Historic Site.

Top 10 Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Ploye in Edmunston

12. The Chowder Trail

Each summer, Nova Scotia’s Chowder Trail invites hungry visitors to sampel the province's richest chowder recipes at more than 40 participating restaurants, from Halifax and the south shore, to Bay of Fundy and Cape Breton Island.

Check this year’s schedule, grab a Chowder Trail Passport, and start checking off locations.

13. Enjoy Some Ploye

When in Edmunston, you’d be remiss not trying ploye, a made-from-buckwheat, crepe-like treat, and one of the region’s most beloved native dishes.

The tastey morsel is served in many Madawaska Valley restaurants and eateries, including local-favorites like Vieux Poêle Steakhouse, the Hill Street Famers Market, and Station 127.

14. Regional Potato Festival

Grand Falls residents celebrate Canada Day weekend with nearly a week’s worth of agriculture-themed events and festivities at the annual Regional Potato Festival. Come grab some festival goodies and enjoy the games and family-friendly fun, all found in downtown Grand Falls along Broadway Boulevard.

Top 10 Foodie-Inspired Must-Sees in Atlantic Canada

Festive Farmers' Markets

15. Have a Bite in Bathhurst

While Bathurst may not boast a big-time foodie festival, it still features more than enough charm and mouth-watering activities.

Try your hand at hazelnut picking, enjoy the fresh seafood at the wharf, take scenic picnics on the beach, or peruse year-round farmers market on Monroe Street.

16. Durkshire Farms & Farmers Markets

When in Woodstock, be sure to check out Orchard Shade Farms, longtime growers of the delicious Durkshire Apples. Pick up a bushel August through February, with U-pick beginning in September.

As if that wasn’t enough – hit up one of Woodstock’s festive farmers markets for hosts of fresh and locally grown produce and vegetables, as well as baked goods, jams and jellis, and more.

Local markets include the Woodstock Farm & Craft Market, Hilltop Market, Grafton Bridge Market, and the Strawberry Farm Market.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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Best Western Plus Bathurst Hotel & Suites

150 Main Street, Bathurst AT E2A 1A4
Phone: (506) 548-8888  |  Fax: (506) 547-4482  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Bridgewater Hotel & Convention Centre

527 Highway 10 Exit 12, Bridgewater AT B4V 7P4
Phone: (902) 530-0101  |  Fax: (902) 530-6001  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Dartmouth Hotel & Suites

15 Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth AT B3B 1X7
Phone: (902) 463-2000  |  Fax: 902/463-2000  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Edmundston Hotel

280 Boul Hebert, Edmundston AT E3V 0A3
Phone: 506-739-0000  |  Fax: 506-739-0000  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel & Suites

333 Bishop Drive, Fredericton AT E3C 2M6
Phone: 506-455-8448  |  Fax: 506-455-8448  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Grand-Sault Hotel & Suites

187 Ouellette Street, Grand Falls AT E3Z 3E8
Phone: (506) 473-6200  |  Fax: (506) 473-3564  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel

250 Saint Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax AT B3N 1J4
Phone: 902-477-5611  |  Fax: 902-477-5611  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre

63 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool AT B0T 1K0
Phone: (902) 354-2377  |  Fax: (902) 354-2877  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Moncton

300 Lewisville Road, Moncton AT E1A 5Y4
Phone: (506) 388-0888  |  Fax: (506) 388-0883  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Saint John Hotel & Suites

55 Majors Brook Drive, Saint John AT E2J 0B2
Phone: (506) 657-9966  |  Fax: (506) 657-7998  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Glengarry Hotel

150 Willow Street, Truro AT B2N 4Z6
Phone: (902) 893-4311  |  Fax: (902) 893-1759  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Woodstock Hotel & Conference Centre

123 Gallop Ct, Woodstock AT E7M 3P7
Phone: (506) 328-2378  |  Fax: (506) 328-9195  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Mermaid Yarmouth

545 Main Street, Yarmouth AT B5A 1J6
Phone: (902) 742-7821  |  Fax: (902) 742-2966  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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