2019 is the Year of the Lobster at White Point!
Welcome to the South Shore, home to the Lobster Capital of Canada and the Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl! This year we are saluting the salty souls of the sea – our Lobster Fishermen – and the #1 culinary export, LOBSTER!
We’re serving lobster, serving dishes inspired by lobster, serving up lobster fishing experiences and showcasing our cultural roots through arts and events – some join us, we’re sinking our claws into ‘crustaceans’ all year long!
Go Lobster Fishing … and feast on your catch!
That’s right, we invite you to climb aboard the lobster fishing boat, the JKC with Captain Brad Crouse. Embark on our Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast Adventure. Get to know your fellow crew-mates savouring lobster-infused hors d’oeuvres and turn in early as you’ll be rising with the sun to head out lobster fishing for the morning. From your catch that day, pick YOUR lobster that you’ll feast on for dinner. You can leave the cooking to us but you’ll pick up several tips and tricks from Executive Chef Alan as you aid him at the Lobster Boil. Of course, you’ll be feasting on our traditional Lobster Dinner, that you helped make possible.
Available only during Lobster Season, the dates for this exclusive experience in 2019 as as follows:
February 1 – 3; March 29-31; April 12 – 14; May 3 – 5.
Try ‘Lobster Season Surfing‘
Surfing here at White Point has long been known as a summer pass-time, but here in Canada’a Ocean Playground it’s a year-round sport – even better with the winter surf during the Lobster Season! Experience what it might be like to be a Lobster in the North Atlantic November – May, remembering, unlike them you will be wearing a winter wetsuit. Our 2 hour surf lessons will have YOU Hanging 10 and playing on the ocean surf … or at least giving it a try with the team from East Coast Surf School. So cool, literally! See the upcoming dates and register to give it a try
Stellar Beach Feast: September
As the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean, follow the symphony of surf to her shoreline to embark on a Stellar Beach Feast. A four-course gourmet culinary experience uniquely served on the beach, by firelight and starlight at White Point Beach Resort. Prepared tableside, served by Executive Chef Alan Crosby, the Taste of Nova Scotia inspired menu including Twilight Lobster on Toast is paired with a guided dark sky adventure into the night with Paul Lalonde, this feast is a must for your Nova Scotia bucket list. The dates for the our 2019 Stellar Beach Feasts include:
Friday September 13
Saturday September 14
Friday September 20
Saturday September 21
Savour Lobster S’mores (Allergy-friendly!)
We spend a lot of time out by the bonfire roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. This year, in honour of the Lobster, we’ve created the Lobster S’more! Think homemade Lobster-shaped and Lobster Claw-shaped cookies, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with naturally smoked Nova Scotia Sea Salt. All you have to do is roast your marshmallow to perfection, smoosh and savour it … sssssoooo good!
Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events listing so you can s’more some up with us!
Sink your claws into Lobster!
Every month, Executive Chef Alan Crosby offers a new Lobster-infused dish on our menu! While January featured Lobster Ravioli, February was our signature Lobster Roll. March he introduced Lobster Corn Chowder – which was so popular it’s STILL on the Dinner Menu! April we gave a nod to the classic Poutine, introducing Lobster Poutine!
In honour of Nova Scotia’s Craft Beer Week April 26 – May 4, we invite you to give Saltbox Brewery Crustacean Elation Beer Battered Fish n’ Chips a try.
Wait until you see what he’s got up his sleeve next!
Discover Lobster inspired works of art & treats!
Think Rug Hooking, driftwood Folk Art, paintings, Cook Books, note cards and even handmade lobster-shaped chocolates from Gourmandises – all celebrating our rich lobster fishing heritage and culture! Cathie, our Gift Gallery curator, has a great collection of local Nova Scotian Artists for you to explore, discover and enjoy. You can even pick up some of the Nova Scotia Sea Salt we infused into our Lobster S’mores! Keep watch, she loves hosting Art Shows with a twist, as she did in February with Lobs’ART Show featuring 25 local artists!
Next up …
Sea’spired Wearable Art Show on May 11th! Inspired by the sea, and lobster, explore original, bespoke, one-of-a-kind works of wearable art by more than 20 Artists from across Nova Scotia!
Make Lobster Fishing Rope Wreaths: Turks Head Knot!
Get the Gals together and join us at our Gals Getaway to make your own spring-inspired Turks Head Knot wreath with All for Knot of West Dublin. To inspire you, we’ll have lobster-infused munchies paired with Nova Scotia wine! April 6th is the first of many workshops we’ll feature over the coming months. Keep an eye on our upcoming events! March Break even featured a Teen Paint Nite where they will paint a lobster of course!
Sea’spired Sculpture Show
Stroll and explore the 14 sculptures created by local artists. Tucked into unique settings all over White Point, inspired by the sea, these works of art are a legacy of our 90th Anniversary in 2018.
Visit Working Lobster Fishing Wharves
Our neighbourhood coastline is dotted with colourful fishing fleets docked at wharves in nearby Port Mouton, Hunt’s Point, Moose Harbour, Brooklyn and more, including east Berlin where our Lobster Fishing Adventures depart from. Head to Fort Point Lighthouse, Western Head Lighthouse or simply pull up a chair here at White Point and watch the fishing fleet out at sea.
Dumping Day 2019
Mark the last Monday of November on your calendar and join us as we head over to Port Mouton on ‘Dumping Day’. It’s the day our Lobster Season opens here on the South Shore in area 34 and 35. While dictated by the weather, the first day of the season may be pushed ahead out of concern for the Fishers.
Artists of White Point: Sunday November 10
Our 6th Annual showcase of nearly 40 local artists will celebrate and showcase our Lobster Fishing heritage and culture. Make plans to join us an discover unique one-of-a-kind, handmade works by more than 40 artists.
Festival of Lights to honour Year of the Lobster
Our annual Festival of Lights here at White Point will honour our lobster fishing heritage and culture… it’ll be illuminating!
AND Coming in 2020 …
Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl, February
Chart your course to crawl along the South Shore from Peggy’s Cove to Barrington, including White Point as a port of call, and sink your claws into lobster rolls, feasts, events and festivities. The 2019 Lobster Crawl featured some 100 events at 75 locations. See what happened, and whet your appetite for 2020 www.lobstercrawl.ca.
White Point 5k Lobster Crawl
Introduced in 2019, this annual family fun 5k Crawl around the Golf Course was met with great fan-fare. Families of all sizes and ages rounded out an enthusiast group of ‘crawlers’ around our White Point Golf Course. Led by our Golf Professional Dave Kemshead and President of the Golf Club.