The Parks Canada Perfect Picnic

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

We're partnered with local restaurants on a Perfect Picnic, just for you! With your ready-made lunch in hand, go ahead 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 - add yourself and bon appétit!

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

  1. Place your order with a participating restaurant

2. Pick up your lunch

3. Find your perfect picnic place and enjoy!



Ordering a Perfect Picnic

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

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


Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill
7499 Hwy 3, Summerville Centre, NS, B0T 1T0
www.quarterdeck.ca/  www.facebook.com/TheQuarterdeckBeachsideVillas

Menu and details

1) Joli Lobster Roll
Price: $23

  • Traditionally-made French roll, served with hand-cut fries and 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
Price: $25

  • Caesar salad with scallops, shrimp and 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. 
*grilled chicken breast may be substituted for lobster. 


Extras
Jalapeno and cheddar biscuits: $5
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.
  

To order:
Phone: 902-947-2050
Email: beachside@quarterdeck.ca

Availability:
Offered daily, July 1 – October 31

  • Order must be placed before 8 am (same day)
  • Earliest pick-up time: 9:30 am - available to Gone Crabbin' participants.
  • Order can be placed on site
  • Payment required at the time of order
  • Cancellation policy: a refund is possible with 24-hour notice

White Point Beach Resort
75 White Point Beach Resort Rd, Hunts Point NS B0T 1G0
www.whitepoint.com

Menu and details

1) Gr8Day Picnic
Price: $15 (plus tax)

  • Grilled chicken on freshly baked croissants with avocado, peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce and poblano mayo;
    or Nova Scotia planked salmon salad with cucumber on freshly baked artisan rolls. 
  • Freshly baked cookies
  • Nova Scotian apples
  • Bottled water
To order:
Phone: 1-800-565-5068 ext. 0
Email: greatday@whitepoint.com

Availability:
Offered daily, July 1 – October 31

  • Order must be placed before 10 am (same day)
  • Earliest pick-up time: 7:00 am - available to Gone Crabbin' participants.
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone
  • Payment required at the time of order
  • Cancellation policy: a refund is possible with 24-hour notice

Park patrons are welcome to book their perfect picnic with the resort 24 hours in advance of pick up. Credit cards can be used at this time to purchase the meal, or alternatively can be charged to their room (if staying at the resort). Baskets can be picked up at the front desk of the main lodge.


Lane’s Privateer Inn
27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
lanesprivateerinn.wordpress.com/  www.facebook.com/lanesprivateerinn/

Menu and details

1) Lobster Picnic Lunch
Price: $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 berry salad: mixed greens with blueberries and strawberries, green onion, radish and blueberry vinaigrette
  • Snug Harbour Bakery treat: apple, blueberry or rhubarb tart or chocolate pepito pastry (selection may vary)
  • Terra Beata cranberry or strawberry rhubarb juice

2) Picnic Lunch
Price: $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
    - Meadowbrook ham and cheddar 
    - Tuna with apples and curried mayo
    - Roast turkey club with Meadowbrook bacon, tomato and greens
    Summer berry salad: mixed greens with blueberries and strawberries, green onion, radish and blueberry vinaigrette
    Snug Harbour Bakery treat: apple, blueberry or rhubarb tart or chocolate pepito pastry (selection may vary)
     Terra Beata cranberry or strawberry rhubarb juice
To order:
Phone: 902-354-3456

Availability:
Offered daily, July 1 – October 31

  • Order must be placed before 10 am (same day)
  • Earliest pick-up time: 8:30 am - available to Gone Crabbin' participants.
  • 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


Caledonia restaurants (inland on Route 8, nearest to Kejimkujik):


Salt Mango Tree

9868 Highway 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.facebook.com/saltmangotree.ca/ 

Menu and details

Keji Food Kit
Price: $26.45 (plus tax)

Please note that these dishes are served warm and should be eaten immediately or stored in a fridge until eaten.

1 Chicken or Beef cutlet
OR
1 Chicken or Beef or Vegetarian Roll
--
1 Dragon Chicken
OR
Cauliflower Aloo- Vegetarian Wrap
--
1 (Butter chicken or Beef curry or Paneer Mattar masala-veg) combo served with rice and Naan bread
--
1 canned pop
--
2 Pieces of Gulab Jamun
 

To order:
Phone: 902-682-2882 or 902-298-1333

Availability:
Offered Wednesday to Sunday, July 1 – October 31

  • Order must be placed before 8 pm the previous day
  • Earliest pickup time: 11:15 am
  • Order can be placed on site or by phone
  • Payment required at the time of order
  • Cancellation policy: refund is possible with 24 hours' notice

The Hollow Log Café
9902 Highway 8, Caledonia, NS B0T 1B0
www.facebook.com/HollowLogCafe/

Menu and details

1) The Hollow Log Café Lobster Roll and Salad
Price: $22.95

• Nova Scotia Cold Lobster Roll with homemade dressing
• Choice of Caesar, Greek or garden salad
• Bottle of water

Extras
local blueberry oat square - $2.55
local blueberry pie -$4.05

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
Price: $18.95

Choose your fresh local veggies: lettuce, tomato, green pepper, pickles, olives, cucumber hot peppers, red onion. Served with mayonnaise and mozzarella cheese.
Choose from:
• Club Wrap (Bacon, ham and turkey)
• Chicken Caesar Wrap
• Garlic Roast Chicken Wrap
• Veggie Wrap

• Bottle of water

Extras
local blueberry oat square - $2.55
local blueberry pie -$4.05

Please note that 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.


To order:

Phone: 902-682-2086 Text: 902-541-0656
 

Availability:
Offered daily, July 1 – October 31

  • Order can be placed the day before
  • Earliest pick-up is 10 am
  • Payment required at the time at the time of order
  • Cancellation and full refund possible if done before 7pm the day before


Restaurants in Annapolis Royal area (northern end of Route 8)



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

Menu and details

1) Portobello Mushroom Melt
Price: $17 + 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
Price: $25.50 + 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

To order:
Phone: 902-532-7992

Availability:
Offered daily, July 1 – October 12

• If ordering before 11 am, orders must be placed by phone
• Earliest pick-up time: 11:00 am
• Order can be placed on site or by phone
• Payment required at the time of pick-up

 

German Bakery Sachsen Cafe & Restaurant
358 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, NS, B0S 1A0
www.germanbakery.ca
www.facebook.com/germanbakeryandsachsencafe

Menu and details
 
picnic with beach in background

Perfect Picnic Spots

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

Kejimkujik Seaside

1. Picnic Shelter – take a short stroll to picnic tables with a seaside breeze.
2. 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.

Download your own map of the top Perfect Picnic spots - Kejimkujik Seaside (PDF, 1.67 MB)

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. 

Download your own map of the top Perfect Picnic spots - Kejimkujik inland (PDF, 4.5 MB)