PRESS RELEASE: Nova Scotia Seafood Trail

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Nova Scotia Seafood Trail: Take your Appetite on an Adventure

For Immediate Release

Halifax, August 3, 2016: The tide is hitting the table with the launch of the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail. Nova Scotia’s second culinary trail is a partnership between Tourism Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Taste of Nova Scotia. From tide to table, the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail has 85 participants offering more than 200 unforgettable, seafood-specific culinary tourism experiences across the province.

“The Seafood Trail is the first of its kind in Canada and it’s a great way to elevate Nova Scotia’s reputation as a culinary tourism destination,” says Michele Saran, CEO of Tourism Nova Scotia. “We’re proud to partner with Taste of Nova Scotia and ACOA to offer this unique and authentic experience for visitors and Nova Scotians.”

Culinary adventures along the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail include seaside lobster boils, authentic seafood chowders, freshly shucked oysters as well as a collection of restaurant, retail and fisheries experiences highlighting Nova Scotia’s incredible seafood products.

“There is no question that seafood contributes significantly to the fabric of Nova Scotia—as both an influencer of our culture and as one of our most profitable industries,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “By broadening its culinary tourism approach and inviting foodies to enjoy our province’s exceptional seafood at nearly every turn, Taste of Nova Scotia is encouraging visitors and locals alike to discover, enjoy and share-in all that our communities have to offer.”

An elevation of the successful Chowder Trail, The Nova Scotia Seafood Trail adds more product diversity and experiences for consumers. When paired with the Good Cheer Trail (launched in 2015), these two trails offer an easy way for visitors and locals to taste Nova Scotia. Both trails are annual culinary tourism initiatives that run from June 1 to October 31.

“Nova Scotia has the best seafood in the world,” says Janice Ruddock, executive director of Taste of Nova Scotia. “The Seafood Trail brings our incredible seafood and culinary experiences to more people…to make it easier for visitors and locals to find delicious, fresh, local seafood wherever they go in Nova Scotia.”

For more information about the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail please visit www.novascotiaculinarytrails.com. The Seafood Trail is on Instagram (@SeafoodTrail, #SeafoodTrail) and Facebook.

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For more information please contact:

Christine White
Director of Communications & Events, Taste of Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 492-9291, ext 115
Cell: (902) 880-2180
E-mail: Christine@tasteofnovascotia.com
Website: www.tasteofnovascotia.com or www.novascotiaculinarytrails.com

About Nova Scotia Culinary Trails

Seafood Trail
From tide to table, the Nova Scotia Seafood Trail has 85 participants offering more than 200 unforgettable, seafood-specific culinary tourism experiences across the province. It is Nova Scotia’s newest culinary trail and Canada’s first seafood trail. Experiences include seaside lobster boils, authentic seafood chowder, freshly shuck
ed oysters and other unforgettable culinary experiences winding their way along the beautiful seacoast.

Launched in partnership with Tourism Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Taste of Nova Scotia, the trail includes a collection of restaurant, retail and fisheries experiences that highlight Nova Scotia`s incredible seafood products.

Good Cheer Trail
The Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail is Canada’s first winery, craft brewery, distillery and cidery trail. Launched in partnership with Tourism Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Taste of
Nova Scotia, the trail includes 50 beverage-specific culinary tourism experiences across Nova Scotia.

The Good Cheer Trail celebrates Nova Scotia’s rich culinary history dating back to 1606, when Samuel de Champlain established the Order of Good Cheer in Port Royal. As one of the first known gastronomic societies in North America, the Order of Good Cheer raised the spirits of early settlers and set the tone for centuries of good Nova Scotian food, drink and fun.
www.novascotiaculinarytrails.com

About Taste of Nova Scotia

Taste of Nova Scotia is a unique, province-wide marketing program, whose members are committed to offering the very best culinary experiences and products that Nova Scotia has to offer. The Taste of Nova Scotia membership base includes more than 180 quality food producers and processors, as well as a collection of the best restaurants in the province. www.tasteofnovascotia.com

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