Nova Scotia Chowder Trail

Nova Scotia seafood chowder combines the delicious seafood found in our waters with fresh produce from our fertile land. Every bowl tells the story of who we are and where we’re from.

Take part in the 2019 Nova Scotia Chowder Trail to indulge in the many flavours of Nova Scotia chowder. With 59 trail stops from Yarmouth to the tip of Cape Breton, there’s a bowl of chowder for everyone.

Below are just a few of the participants on this year’s trail and their delicious bowls of chowder.

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

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Photo of: Masstown Market Chowder & Biscuits

This seafood chowder from Masstown Market serves up a big bowl of tradition. While collecting your stamp at stop number 36, make sure to take time to enjoy the full Masstown Market experience, including the new Masstown Butcher and Masstown Creamery.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Argyler Lodge

Trail stop number 26 is bound to blow you away. Argyler Lodge and Restaurant sits in Lower Argyle, where you can admire gorgeous sunsets over lobster bay while enjoying a bowl of chowder on their veranda. Just looks at those views! Bonus – they’re on the lobster trail too!

South Shore

The South Shore will tempt you with the many chowders along its shore! Visit stop number 21, Rhubarb Restaurant on Peggy’s Cove Rd., to experience the chowder that garnered third place in our chowder competition at Saltscapes East Coast expo this year!

Halifax Metro

The Five Fishermen Restaurant, in downtown Halifax, is stop number five on the trail. This fine dining location offers a spectacular seafood chowder that is sure to make all your chowder dreams come true.

Eastern Shore

The chowder at stop number 56 – Rose & Rooster Cafe is a favourite to locals, and will soon be a favourite for you too! We suggest following up a bowl of their chowder by indulging in a dessert from their bakery.

Cape Breton

The Celtic Music Interpretive Centre is trail stop number 44 and located in Judique, Cape Breton. Along with delicious chowder, the centre also features an interactive exhibit room, musical walking tours, Gaelic lessons and more!

Northumberland Shore

Stop number 41, 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. 

Wherever your travels take you on the Nova Scotia Chowder Trail, don’t forget to snap a photo and tag us on social media.

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