Province/Territory: Nova Scotia

Pick, Cook, Crack, Enjoy.

  • 18th century fishing village
  • 54 foot Bay of Fundy swells crashing against the shores
  • 35 species of birds on scenic eco-trail

The best place to eat lobster? Right where it was caught. Choose your own lobster fresh from a fisherman who caught them that morning and have it cooked, cracked and served “in the rough” overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Watch boats bobbing in the harbor, and be lulled by the charms of a fishing village dating back to the late-18th century. Tour the wharf-side lobster pound where lobsters are packed and shipped round the world. Have the gift shop pack up an order to go. Enjoy them at home with friends and family who weren't as lucky to make the trip. Vow to return.

Why you should visit
  • Pick a fresh lobster, then dine on the waterfront.
  • Grab a pole and go casting from one of the village fish landings.
  • Explore the eco-trail, which begins at the harbour and rises through dense pine forest, opening to spectacular views.
  • Tour the Fish House Museum and School House Museum.
  • Go beachcombing for rocks and shells on local beaches.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Hours & admission.
  • On site restaurant & gift shop.
  • Parking available.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
When to go
  • Open seasonally from May through October.
  • The warmest months are July and August.
  • From late August to October enjoy the fall colours. Temperatures, especially at night, will be cool.
Need to know
  • Plan to spend a few hours; tours are about 30 minutes long.
  • There are meal options for those who may not eat lobster.
  • Advanced booking is a must.
Getting Here
  • Hall's Harbour is about 90 minutes west of Halifax and is best accessed by car.
  • Fly into the Halifax International Airport (YHZ) from many Canadian and International cities.
  • VIA Rail offers trans-continental train connections across Canada and connecting to some US destinations.
  • Maritime Bus offers service throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Reservations are required.
  • There is seasonal car ferry access to Nova Scotia available from American and Canadian ports. If arriving from New Brunswick or PEI, consider Northumberland Ferries.