About the Good Cheer Trail

Good Cheer Trail History

Nova Scotia is no stranger to Good Cheer. The Good Cheer Trail celebrates Nova Scotia’s
rich culinary history dating back to 1606, when Samuel de Champlain established the Order of Good Cheer in Port-Royal.

As possibly one of the first gastronomic societies in North America, the Order of Good Cheer raised the spirits of early settlers and set the tone for centuries of Nova Scotian food, drink and fun. We’re proud to carry on Champlain’s legacy with the Order of Good Cheer. Sociable!

Friends of Good Cheer

Looking for more Good Cheer? These events and experiences are not wineries, breweries, cideries or distilleries (ie. not a stamp on your passport) – but they offer tasting flights, Good Cheer Trail experiences, or  feature our local beverages at their events.


We would love to see your sips and sociables! Share your Nova Scotia Good Cheer adventures using #goodcheertrail.

Responsible Consumption


  1. 1Always use a designated driver
  2. 2Stay overnight
    Book local accommodations at novascotia.com.
  3. 3Take a tour
    Ambassatours Gray Line
    , Grape Escapes, Taste Halifax Tours, Uncork Nova Scotia or the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus.
  4. 4Local food
    Pair your sipping and sampling with delicious local food from the Nova Scotia Lobster Trail and/or Chowder Trail.