Your perfect picnic

St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

Our twist on "take-out"

Everything tastes better when you eat it outside!

So go ahead – let nature design your dining space.  Be captivated by the picturesque ocean and lake views while experiencing local culinary delights!  

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place your order
  2. Pick up your picnic tote
  3. Find your perfect picnic place and enjoy!

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Picnic baskets and Parks Canada embroidered picnic blankets are available for purchase as well. Remember to include these when placing your order with participating restaurants! The baskets cost $30, while the picnic blankets are $20.


Top 5 Perfect Picnic Places

  1. St. Peters Canal National Historic Site: Lake-side
    Dine at the southern entrance to the majestic Bras d’Or Lake and you may have a chance to watch the bridge swing open for vessels passing through the canal.
    Directions
    Grenville Street, St. Peter’s
    From Highway 4 heading east: turn left before crossing the canal bridge toward 10101 Grenville Street.  Follow the driveway down to the lake end of the canal.
  2. St. Peters Canal National Historic Site: Lock-side
    Enjoy a peaceful picnic while watching boats pass through the canal lock. Talk to canal staff to learn more about the workings of the canal and about the rich history of the area.
    Directions
    160 Toulouse Street, St. Peter’s
    From Highway 4 heading east: turn right onto Toulouse Street and continue until you reach the St. Peters Canal at 160 Toulouse Street.
  3. Bras d’Or Lakes Inn grounds
    Feast your eyes on the stunning lake views from the grounds of the renowned Bras d’Or Lakes Inn.
    Directions
    10095 Grenville St., St. Peter’s
    From Highway 4 heading east: Turn left at 10095 Grenville Street.
  4. Strachan’s Cove
    While you dine, enjoy a gorgeous view of the Bras d’Or Lake as you watch boats sail in to the St. Peter’s Marina.
    Directions
    Pepperell Street, St. Peter's
    From Highway 4 heading east: turn left at Pepperell Street and continue to the De Raymond St. and Pepperell St. intersection.  Location can be found on the right, across from this intersection.
  5. Battery Provincial Park
    Spread a blanket on the beach or find a picnic table while taking in the beauty of St. Peter’s Bay.
    Directions
    10110 Grenville St., St. Peter’s  
    From HWY 4 heading east: Turn right at 10110 Grenville Street

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Bras d’Or Lakes Inn

Bras d'Or Lakes Inn

Casual fine dining featuring fresh, local seafood and locally grown produce!

Please call to pre-order your picnic by 5 pm the day before

Hours of operation

Wednesday – Sunday
4 pm – 8 pm

Country Chicken Salad Sandwich
Locally raised chicken, celery, chives, herbs from our own garden, apples, mayo, greens, tomatoes on your choice of bread.
$20

Add your choice of beverage (bottled water, pop, beer or wine available) for an additional cost.


Pick up your picnic:
Bras d’Or Lakes Inn
10095 Grenville Street
St. Peter’s
www.brasdorlakesinn.com
902-535-2200


Louie's Cosy Corner

Louie's Cosy Corner

Casual dining at its finest, with a rich history!

Please call to pre-order your picnic by 5 pm the day before by calling 902-535-3195

Hours of operation

8 am — 9 pm
Daily

Qasgwatalg (Snack)
Homemade tea biscuits with butter and wild blueberry jam, homemade kettle chips, homemade oatcake and sparkling water.
$10

Déjeuner (Lunch)
Apple harvest turkey sandwich, homemade kettle chips, homemade oatcake and sparkling water.
$20

Pick up your picnic:
Louie’s Cosy Corner
9985 Grenville Street
St. Peter’s
www.louiescosycorner.com
902-535-3195


The Farmer's Pantry

The Farmer's Pantry

An organic & fair trade coffee shop serving fresh, local ingredients and organic Nova Scotian tea and coffee!

Please pre-order 24 hours in advance via text to: 902-623-2835

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday: 7 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm

Chef salad (includes boiled egg and sliced meat)
Traditional Cape Breton oatcake or molasses cookie
Your choice of hot beverage
Bottle of water
$12.75 - $13.50 (depending on choice of hot beverage)

Deli meat with fresh veggies on homemade bread
Traditional Cape Breton oatcake or molasses cookie
Your choice of hot beverage
Bottle of water
$12.25 - $13.00 (depending on choice of hot beverage)

Vegetarian option:
Salad with boiled egg and cheese
Traditional Cape Breton oatcake or molasses cookie
Your choice of hot beverage
Bottle of water
$12.25 - $13.00 (depending on choice of hot beverage)

Vegan option:
Veggie salad (no egg or cheese)
Traditional Cape Breton oatcake
Your choice of hot beverage
Bottle of water
$11.75 - $12.50 (depending on choice of hot beverage)

Pick up your picnic:
The Farmer's Pantry
10042 Grenville Street
St. Peter’s
902-623-2835

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