Nova Scotia Chowder Trail 2020

What’s in a chowder? Potatoes, no potatoes; lobster, no lobster; – everyone has a favourite chowder and a different idea of what makes the perfect bowl. That’s what makes chowder so exciting!

On the Nova Scotia Chowder trail, you get to discover all the unique and delicious chowders this province has to offer. With trail stops from Yarmouth to the tip of Cape Breton, there’s a bowl of chowder for everyone.

Take part in the 2020 Nova Scotia Chowder Trail to indulge in the many chowders in our province.

To digitally check-in at a trail stop and to find a list of all the participants on this year’s Nova Scotia Chowder Trail, visit

Digital Passports

Collecting stamps has never been easier! Here is how you can take steps toward prizes using our online passports:

  1. Visit a Trail Stop
    Head over to one of our participating Trail Stop locations.
  2. Dive in
    Enjoy your chowder! As long as it features Nova Scotia seafood and it’s on the menu – you’re good!
  3. Get your stamp
    Snap a photo and check into the trail stop location through your online profile to get your stamp.
  4. Collect your prizes!
    10 stamps will earn you an entry into one our grand prize draws and a limited edition Chowder Trail t-shirt (while supplies last). Then submit your passport stamps here.

Trail Stops

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Chowder with biscuit from the flying apron

The Flying Apron Cookery’s creamy chowder changes depending on what fresh sustainable seafood is available and what local seasonal vegetables Chef Chris is inspired to add. The one thing that doesn’t change? It’s always delicious!

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Argyler lodge chowder with bread

The Argyler Lodge’s creamy haddock, scallop and lobster chowder was voted best chowder in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores. Taste it for yourself on the Chowder Trail this summer! 

South Shore

With spectacular views of Lunenburg Harbour, the Grand Banker Bar & Grill is a must-stop on your next trip to Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Their seafood chowder features local haddock, shrimp, scallops and clams in a New England style cream broth.

Halifax Metro

Drop your anchor at the Waterfront Warehouse for a bowl of seafood chowder! Their chowder is creamy, delicious and packed full of Nova Scotia seafood including mussels, shrimp, scallops, salmon, and haddock.

Eastern Shore

bowl of chowder from the rose and rooster

At Rose & Rooster Bakery, chowder is made when you order it! It’s filled with NS haddock, shrimp, scallops and lobster, in a savoury creamy base flavoured with thyme, fennel and garlic.

Cape Breton

At the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, you can not only experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island, but delicious chowder too! Join them for food, drinks, lively tunes, friendly staff and good times. With year-round Ceilidhs, an interactive exhibit room, musical walking tours, Garlic lessons, and more – you’ll want to make sure to include the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre on your Chowder Trail adventures.

Northumberland Shore

Antigonish’s Snow Queen has been serving locals and visitors since 1962! Their chowder features haddock, scallops, shrimp, lobster and clams simmered in a light creamy broth. 

Heading onto the Nova Scotia Chowder Trail this summer? Snap a picture of your favourite chowder and tag @tasteofnovascotia!

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