It’s Lobster Season in Nova Scotia!

Is there a lobster season in Nova Scotia? Or a best time of year to buy and eat Nova Scotia lobster? The answer is YES!

Everyone knows that Nova Scotia is world-famous for our lobster and that it is a must-try while visiting. From a traditional lobster dinner at the Shore Club in Hubbards, to a lobster boil in Peggy’s Cove, lobster rolls at Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack in Barrington, the Lobster Capital of Canada, or lobster beer at Saltbox Brewing Company.

But the best time of year when Nova Scotia lobster is harvested fresh from the Atlantic Ocean, and is the most abundant and has the best flavor – is from November till May. And if you haven’t eaten fresh lobster in Nova Scotia, then you be sure to mark your calendar – each February, when Nova Scotia’s South Shore Lobster Crawl Festival offers lobster lovers an abundance of lobster-infused events.

This year the delicious annual event is happening February 1 – 18, 2019!

You will Sip, Savour, Shop, Stay and SEA more than 100 amazing lobster experiences on while you dine lobster-infused dishes and sample dozens of variations of the traditional lobster roll at these participating restaurants:

Fo’c’sle Tavern; Chester / Lane’s Privateer Inn; Liverpool / Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill; Summerville Beach / Port Grocer; Port Medway / Rhubarb Restaurant; Indian Harbour / The Kiwi Café; Chester / The Grand Banker Bar and Grill; Lunenburg / The Gold Bean; Chester Basin / Salt Shaker Deli; Lunenburg / Capt.Kat’s Lobster Shack; Barrington Passage / Oak Island Resort; Western Shore / Blarney Stone Restaurant; Hebbs Cross / Big Red’s; Lunenburg / 27 South at The Best Western; Bridgewater / Anchors Away Family Restaurant and Dairy Bar; Clyde River /White Point Beach Resort; Hunts Point / Peggy’s Cove Lobster; Peggy’s Point

Nova Scotia South Shore Lobster Crawl 2019 Schedule of Events:

February 1-3: Go Lobster Fishing & Feast Package at White Point Beach Resort

February 2: Groundhog Day with Lucy the Lobster. Join us at 8AM in Barrington/Cape Sable Island to see Lucy the Lobster crawling out of the Atlantic in search of her shadow.

February 2: Lobster Day in Barrington, Nova Scotia also THE LOBSTER CAPITAL OF CANADA! Think Lobster breakfast, Lobster plant tours, Guided tour of Lobster sculptures

February 3: Lobster ‘Roll’ Off: Best Lobster Roll will be Trapped! Competing Restaurants Crawl abroad to offer up their edition of a Lobster Roll for the judges. Who will be crowned the Best Lobster Roll 2019 at White Point Beach Resort?

February 9: Lobster Crawl Beer Festival at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) in Bridgewater, NS

February 9 and 14: Lobster Season Surfing Lessons at White Point Beach Resort

February 9: For the Love of Lobster and Chowder Chowdown Showdown at Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

February 8-10: Valentine’s Day weekend getaways at participating hotels, resorts, and B&B`s

February 14: Valine-Lobster Day Dining Features for Lovers, and Lobster Lovers

February 15-17: Love Anchors All! This Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre Package features dance lessons, wine tastings, gourmet Lobster Dinner & more.

With so many events taking place along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, make Lobster Crawl your winter destination. Crawl a’board and stay awhile!

For the latest on the Crawl, keep a claw on for updates and head over to our Facebook page and our Instagram.

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