You won’t go far in New Brunswick without someone asking “Did you have some lobster yet?” It’s as much a part of the local cuisine as it is a part of the province’s seafaring history.
Lobster fishing is the heartbeat of many of New Brunswick’s coastal communities, and travels along the Fundy and Acadian shores are going to treat you to a mouth-watering array of lobster experiences.
Lobster fishing seasons happen throughout the year in different areas (called ‘zones’ in fisherman lingo), and the launch of the season always brings fanfare and celebration.
The lobster here is as fresh as it gets, and you’ll find you can dig into the delicious crustacean any way you please... from seafood shacks and shoreside restaurants to immersive hands-on experiences.
You can live the life of a lobster fisher at Camping Val-Comeau...
Or take an educational lobster dinner cruise with Shediac Bay Cruises...
Or even get inside the life of a lobster at the Homarus Eco-Centre.
In fact, we’re so serious about lobster that we’ve got the World’s Largest Lobster smack dab in the middle of Shediac.
If you’re wondering where the best place to eat lobster is, follow these road trips and you’ll find no shortage of delicious options, both on the coast and inland. Seafood shacks, food trucks, farmers markets and fine dining restaurants all serve up their own take. You can also pick up lobster by the pound to cook in your cottage or campsite.
If you’ve never cracked into a lobster before, we’ll let Anna-Marie Weir of Roads to Sea Guided Tours give you the low-down on how to do it in under 8 minutes:
And whatever you do, don’t leave New Brunswick without trying AT LEAST one lobster roll. (Tip: Try the one at Saint John Ale House, featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here).
Longing for a bite after all this lobstah talk? Try these recipes at home for the next best thing: