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A bustling seaside playground where people of all ages and backgrounds come to explore and experience the best of Nova Scotia.
A seaside destination for the entire family.
Where cultural and seafaring experiences meet a new ocean economy.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nova Scotia’s seafaring history comes to life.
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Four unique waterfronts filled with experiences for all ages.
A waterfront view makes everything taste better.
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The Halifax Oyster Festival is a 2-day raw bar event on the Halifax Waterfront. Ticket buyers can go chose between multiple tasting sessions featuring different oyster farms from Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick. The festival itself is exciting, with a large white tent on the Halifax Waterfront—the energy is upbeat, loud and jovial. The sound of thousands of oysters shells being slurped and tossed into bins is stimulating. And during the shucking championships, chefs, restaurant staff and dedicated shuckers compete for cash alongside the general public in the Nova Scotia Oyster Shucking competition on the Gahan House stage.
The festival is at the end of September, celebrating the start of the Nova Scotia oyster harvest season. There is no oyster festival like it in Canada.