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 producers, but offer an opportunity to try local beverages.


Be social and share your Good Cheer adventures. We’ll have random prizes…

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 Chowder Trail.