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Order of good cheer

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Order of good cheer

Hello, I was reading a history of Nova Scotia in advance of a family trip there and heard about Champlain's "order of good cheer", structured feasts meant to keep up the spirit of the colonists during the early harsh winters. Do any restaurants or historic places recreate this event near port royal (or anywhere else in Nova Scotia)? Thought it would be a really fun thing to experience!

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1. Re: Order of good cheer

https:/…bon-temps-good-cheer-trail

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/portroyal

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2. Re: Order of good cheer

I know of no Good Cheer feast. However, you can eat as you would in 1744 at Fortress Louisbourg. The website is incomplete so you should contact them for details:

pc.gc.ca/en/…diner-dining

There is also the Beggars Banquet in the town of Louisborg. The setting and costumes (including yours) are historic but the food is not. http://louisbourg.ca/beggars-banquet/

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3. Re: Order of good cheer

Thanks for the help! We unfortunately won't be able to make Louisberg (trying to squeeze halifax, Annapolis valley, cape Breton highlands and a drive back to USA via New Brunswick into one week already...) but that sounds like a great option for next time. Thanks again!

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