Eastern Passage an area historically tied to the fishing industry is located at the entrance to the Halifax Harbour just 20 minutes from downtown Halifax. Its waterfront has several small wharves and piers including the quaint, restored 200 year old fishing village of Fisherman’s Cove.
To get there we first had to pass through Dartmouth, which meant we had to sample what is claimed by Canadian Living magazine and others to be “Canada’s Best Fish and Chips”. The place is very basic, extremely small, and down to earth and is called John's Lunch.
Their speciality is the haddock, but since 1969 John’s also does up incredible plates of deep-fried shrimp, clams, scallops, and calamari. The vibe at John’s is a classic, hole-in-the-wall diner with a choice between swivelling counter stools facing the deep fryers and retro vinyl-upholstered booths to sit at. The highlight for me before the feast was the wonderful and exciting smell of Fish and Chips which welcomes you at the door.
After filling up at John’s we took a wee wander to look over the Halifax Harbour to see Halifax from an unfamiliar side and also the three Holland America Line cruise ships, which are taking an unplanned refuge in the city while Hurricane Florence rages down south.