Good Cheer Lobster Feast Description

Savour a four-course culinary feast, featuring famous Nova Scotia lobster, Digby scallops and local wines, spirits and micro-brews during an exclusive after-hours tour of  Port Royal National Historic Site. Share stories, listen to live music and be taken back in time with Champlain himself to dine like it's 1606.

While visiting the site of the first permanent European settlement in Canada you will be immersed in food and culture. When you arrive at the Habitation at Port Royal, where Samuel de Champlain initiated the Order of Good Cheer in 1606, be greeted by Champlain himself. He will take you on a private tour of this stunning site, and will introduce you to friends along the way. You’ll be sharing stories and culinary delights as you also interact with Mi’kmaq and Acadian cultures. Dinner will take place in a century-old dining room where you will feast like it’s 1606, cheers!

Experience Includes:

  • Afterhours access with private tour: As Champlain opens the doors for your exclusive evening experience, they close to the public. You will gain unique insight into the significance of Port Royal in the initial settlement by European’s in North American.

  • Transportation: Private shuttle service will be provided from Annapolis Royal so that participants can fully partake in all aspects of the experience. Vans will depart at 5:15 pm and return at approximately 9:30 pm.

  • Four-course feast: Party like it's 1606 during a feast like you have never experienced featuring lobster, scallops and Nova Scotia wines, spirits and micro-brews. We can accommodate alternative dinner options.

  • Exclusive Tastings:

    • Domaine de Grand Pre’s ‘Champlain Brut’ traditional method sparkling wine

    • Annapolis Cider Company’s Hard Apple Cider

    • Annapolis Brewing Company’s micro-brewery ale

    • Annapolis Highland Vineyards ‘Tidal Bay’ white wine

    • Gaspereau Vineyards ‘Lucie Kuhlmann’ red wine

    • Still Fired Distilleries ‘Night Owl Coffee Moonshine’

(Note: Some products are subject to availability and substitutions may be required)

  • A Taste of Mi’kmaq and Acadian Cultures: You will have an interactive activity with a Mi’kmaq person, and participate in a musical interlude featuring Acadian songs.

  • Order of Good Time: Champlain will induct you into one of the oldest social clubs in North America, the Order of Good Time.

Booking information: 

  • 2018 Dates:

    • Thursday, September 6th

    • Thursday, September 13th

  • Price: $295 + HST per person

  • How to book: Booking online. Reservations are required. A valid credit card is required at the time of reserving. The full amount of the Experience will be charged to the credit card 14 days prior to the reserved date. All-inclusive price is per person, inclusive of all food & beverage and gratuities. Minimum of 10 guests required to offer this Experience, maximum of 12 guests per date. Participants must be 19 years or older to attend.

Good to Know:

Accessibility: The Port Royal National Historic Site is fully accessible. Please note that our shuttle vans are not wheelchair accessible, so other arrangements would need to be made.


Weather Policy: This experience will proceed rain or shine.


A few suggestions for your consideration: Some parts of the experience will require participants to spend some time outside. In the event of rain this will be limited to moving from one area of the site to another. Umbrellas will be made available if necessary.  Wear comfortable footwear, sandals and shoes with flat soles are recommended. As the experience goes late into the evening, depending on the time of year, it is recommended that you plan to bring warm clothing, dressing in layers for comfort.

Please note that while the intention of this experience is to showcase local seafood, special arrangements can be made to accommodate anyone who is unable to consume seafood, and to accommodate allergies and sensitivities.

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