The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic is available from participating restaurants from July to October 31.

Our twist on "take-out": Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

We partnered with local restaurants on a Perfect Picnic! Pick up a ready-made lunch and let nature design your dining space. Be dazzled by white sand beaches and turquoise water at Kejimkujik Seaside, or enjoy the stillness of the waterways and Acadian forest at Kejimkujik inland! "Bon appétit!"

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order with a participating restaurant in Bridgewater, Liverpool, Caledonia, or Annapolis Royal
  2. Pick up your lunch
  3. Find your perfect picnic place at Kejimkujik Seaside or Kejimkujik inland, and enjoy!

Local partners

Perfect Picnics are prepared from a choice of delectable local favourites from local restaurants, including:

Bridgewater area

Wile's Lake Farm Market: 902-543-6082

3254 Hwy 325, Wileville, NS B4V 5G8
www.wileslakefarmmarket.com
www.facebook.com/wileslakefarmmarket

How to order: phone before 6 pm the day before your picnic. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-543-6082
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020.
  • Order must be placed by 6 pm the previous evening.
  • Pick up after 10 am.

Menu

1) Hiker’s Lunch: $18 (plus tax)
  • Choice of sandwich made on fresh market bread and served with Wolter’s greens:
    • Egg salad
    • Chicken Salad
    • Webber’s ham and cheese
  • Market-made hummus and crudités
  • Brownie and seasonal fruit (apple, strawberries, blueberries, or combo)
  • Bottle of water
2) Leisurely Picnic: $25 (plus tax)
  • Market made baguette
  • Assorted sliced meat from Webber’s Meat
  • That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm cheese (Great Village, NS)
  • Hummus and crudités
  • Potato salad
  • Strawberry-rhubarb cheesecake or apple crisp
  • Bottle of water

NOTE: We do carry gluten free products so the picnics can be adapted to those seeking gluten free options.

Liverpool area (southern end of Route 8, nearest to Kejimkujik Seaside)

Hunts Point Market & Café: 902-947-2110

6756 Hwy 3, Hunts Point, NS B0T 1G0
www.hunts-point-market-cafe.business.site
www.facebook.com/huntspointmarket

How to order: phone before 6 pm the day before your picnic. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-947-2110
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Order must be placed by 6 pm the previous evening.
  • Pick up after 10 am.

Menu

1) Build your own picnic: $2 to $17 (plus tax)
  • Sandwiches: $10 (plus tax)
    • Prosciutto with fresh mozzarella, arugula and basil pesto
    • Italian salami with spinach, roasted red pepper and provolone
    • Grilled vegetable wrap with hummus, goat cheese and spinach
  • Salads: $5 (plus tax)
    • Kale Caesar salad
    • Pasta salad with tomato, basil and mozzarella
    • Barley salad with greens, seeds and dried cranberries
  • Any of the sandwiches or salads can be made gluten free. Veggie wrap can be made vegan.
  • Drinks: $2 (plus tax)
    • San Pellegrino: lemon, orange, grapefruit or mineral water
    • Cranberry or apple juice
    • Bottled water
2) Perfect Picnic Combo: $16 (plus tax)
  • Salad, sandwich, and a drink.
3) Fresh from the market
  • Choose from a variety of other sandwiches and salads made and ready to go after 10 am each day.
  • Complete your picnic by adding on a pastry from Julien’s Bakery. Check out the day’s offerings when you stop in to pick up your order.

Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill: 902-947-2050

7499 Hwy 3, Summerville Centre, NS, B0T 1T0
www.quarterdeck.ca
www.facebook.com/TheQuarterdeckResort

How to order: phone before 8 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-947-2050
  • Email: beachside@quarterdeck.ca
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020.
  • Order must be placed before 8 am (same day).
  • Earliest pick-up time: 8:30 am.
  • Order can be placed on site.
  • Payment required at the time of order.
  • Cancellation policy: a refund is possible with 24-hour notice.

Menu

1) Joli Lobster Roll: $23 (plus tax)
  • Traditionally-made French roll, served with Quarterdeck slaw
  • Please note: Lobster roll will be packaged deconstructed. Guest will add simply have to add lobster to roll in order to maintain quality of product.
  • Reusable ice pack will be included. Plastic containers and ice pack are reusable/recyclable.
2) Quarterdeck Caesar Salad: $25 (plus tax)
  • Caesar salad with scallops, shrimp, and lobster
    *grilled chicken breast may be substituted for lobster
  • Please note: Salad will be packaged deconstructed. Guest will add simply have to add lobster and dressing to greens in to maintain quality of product.
  • Reusable ice pack will be included. Plastic containers and ice pack are reusable/recyclable.
Extras
  • Jalapeno and cheddar biscuits: $7 
    Light and fluffy biscuits, whipped butter.
  • “Hell Bay” Dark Cream Ale Chocolate Cake: $7
    Hell Bay BC Reduction.
    Reusable icepack will be included. Plastic containers and ice pack are reusable/recyclable.

Lane’s Privateer Inn: 902-354-3456

27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
www.lanesprivateerinn.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/lanesprivateerinn

How to order: phone before 10 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-354-3456
  • Offered daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020.
  • Order must be placed before 10 am (same day).
  • Earliest pick-up time: 11:30 am.
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone.
  • Payment required at the time of order.
  • Cancellation policy: a refund is possible the same day if cancelled before 9 am.

Menu

1) Lobster Picnic Lunch: $35 (plus tax)
  • Lobster rolls: chunks of tender, fresh lobster tossed in a tangy horseradish mayonnaise with a spritz of lemon, celery, green onion and arugula served on a soft brioche roll.
  • Summer garden salad: mixed greens with fresh local goodness and a house-made dressing.
  • Snug Harbour Bakery treat: apple, blueberry or rhubarb tart or chocolate pepito pastry (selection may vary).
  • VanDyk’s Blueberry Lemonade.
2) Picnic Lunch: $22 (plus tax)
  • Choose one of the following sandwiches on your choice of Lane’s famous brown bread, 7 grain, white or sourdough bread
    • Roast turkey with Terra Beata cranberry mayo
    • Ham and cheddar
    • Tuna with apples and curried mayo
    • Roast turkey club with bacon, tomato and greens
  • Summer garden salad: mixed greens with fresh local goodness and a house-made dressing
  • Snug Harbour Bakery treat: apple, blueberry or rhubarb tart or chocolate pepito pastry (selection may vary)
  • VanDyk’s Blueberry Lemonade

Caledonia (inland on Route 8, nearest to Kejimkujik)

The Hollow Log Café: 902-682-2086, text: 902-541-0656

9902 Highway 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.facebook.com/HollowLogCafe

How to order: phone or text one hour before pick up. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-682-2086
  • Text: 902-541-0656
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Order can be placed up to one hour before the desired pick-up time.
  • Earliest pick-up is 10 am
  • Payment required at the time at the time of order.
  • Full refund possible if cancelled before 7 pm the previous day. 

Menu

1) The Hollow Log Café Lobster Roll and Salad: $22.95 (plus tax)
  • Nova Scotia Cold Lobster Roll with homemade dressing
  • Choice of Caesar, Greek, or Garden Salad
  • Bottle of water
  • Please note that both the lobster roll and salad will be deconstructed; guests simply have to add the dressing to the lobster and place in the bun, and toppings and dressing will need to be added to the salad. Ice will be provided to keep the items fresh and chilled.
2) The Hollow Log Café Wrap and Salad: $18.95 (plus tax)
  • Wrap options include
    • Club (bacon, ham and turkey),
    • Chicken Caesar,
    • Garlic Roast Chicken and
    • Veggie
  • Complete your wrap with your choice of fresh local veggies: lettuce, tomato, green pepper, pickles, olives, cucumber, hot peppers, red onion.
  • Served with mayonnaise and mozzarella cheese
  • Choice of Caesar, Greek or Garden Salad
  • Bottle of water
  • Please note: the wrap will be ready to go and the salad will be deconstructed and toppings and dressing need to be added. Ice will be provided to keep the items fresh and chilled.
Extras
  • Local blueberry oat square: $2.55
  • Local blueberry pie: $4.05

The Whitman Inn: 902-682-2226

12389 Nova Scotia Trunk 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.whitmaninn.com

How to order: advance orders are not required. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-682-2226
  • Available daily, 9 am to 3 pm, from July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Advance orders are not required.
  • Picnics take about 10 minutes to prepare.

Menu

1) Perfect Picnic Special: $10 (plus tax)
  • Choose one of the following sandwiches made on fresh homemade whole wheat bread and served with lettuce and tomato:
    • German salami
    • Black forest ham
    • Cheese
  • Fresh fruit of your choice
  • Homemade cupcake
  • Bottle of water and juice box

Annapolis Royal area (northern end of Route 8)

Bistro East:  902-532-7992

274 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
www.bistroeast.com
www.facebook.com/BistroEast

How to order: phone or pick up after 11 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-532-7992
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 12, 2020
  • If ordering before 11 am, orders must be placed by phone.
  • Earliest pick-up time: 11 am.
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone.
  • Payment required at the time of pick-up.

Menu

1) Portobello Mushroom Melt: $17 (plus tax)
  • Sautéed Portobello, caramelized onion, provolone cheese, and tomato aioli on a multigrain baguette
  • Served with a green salad: heritage greens, apple slices, carrot, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and house balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh baked cookie
  • Choice of bottled water, canned coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, sprite zero, or root beer
2) Lobster Roll: $25.50 (plus tax)
  • Atlantic lobster, lemon, dill, green onion, and mayo on a white baguette
  • Served with a green salad: heritage greens, apple slices, carrot, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and house balsamic vinaigrette
  • Fresh baked cookie
  • Choice of bottled water, canned coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, sprite zero, or root beer

German Bakery Sachsen Cafe & Restaurant:  902-532-1990

358 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
www.germanbakery.ca
www.facebook.com/germanbakeryandsachsencafe

How to order: phone or pick up after 9:30 am. See more details:
  • Phone: 902-532-1990
  • Available daily, July 1 to October 12, 2020
  • Earliest pick-up time: 9:30 am
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone
  • Payment required at the time of pick-up
  • Customer must order at least 15 minutes prior to pick-up

Menu

1) Sandwich with side dish: $24 (tax included)
  • Choice of locally-sourced schnitzel, salami, or smoked salmon served on homemade Kaiser rolls.
  • Served with a small garden salad and house-made turnover
  • Choice of water or canned pop
2) German Sausage: $24 (tax included)
  • German Bratwurst sausage with your choice of sauerkraut or potato salad
  • Served with house-made turnover
  • Choice of water or canned pop

Find your Perfect Picnic place!

A few of our favorite picnic spots, whether you head to Kejimkujik Seaside or the inland portion of Kejimkujik:

Kejimkujik Seaside

 
Find your Perfect Picnic place at Kejimkujik Seaside.

This downloadable map (PDF, 1.67 MB) shows the top Perfect Picnic places at Kejimkujik Seaside.

  1. Picnic Shelter – take a short stroll to picnic tables with a seaside breeze.
  2. Closed for 2020: Scenic Lookout – a great view of wildflowers and the seacoast. Benches available.
  3. Harbour Rocks Beach – Granite headlands and views of basking seals.
  4. Parks Canada Red Chairs – an idyllic spot! #sharethechair
  5. St. Catherine's Beach – white sands and gorgeous turquoise water.

Kejimkujik Inland

 
Find your Perfect Picnic place at Kejimkujik inland.

This downloadable map (PDF, 4.5 MB) shows the top Perfect Picnic places at Kejimkujik inland.

  1. Mill Falls Trail -– Be soothed by the hypnotic and flowing waters.
  2. Nancy Cove Picnic Area (Indian Point) – Paddle to a peaceful cove.
  3. Merrymakedge Beach – Sand warmed by the sun and breathtaking views of the lake await!
  4. Peter Point Trail – A idyllic and tranquil spot to relax.
 

Help keep Kejimkujik wild and beautiful

Leave no trace - Pack it in, pack it out. Learn more about the Leave No Trace Canada program.

For the welfare of all wildlife, always observe them from a distance. Leave nature undisturbed for others to enjoy.

Use only designated picnic sites – open fires are not permitted in these locations.

Backcountry campsites are for registered campers only – please respect campers’ privacy.