OPENING MAY 20th 2022

Vegetarian (& Vegan!) Smashburgers at The Lockside Canteen

The Lockside Canteen

Click order now  to see this weekend's menu and pre-order online so your food will be ready shortly after you arrive. Lines can be long so it's strongly recommended to order ahead.

Saturday - Sunday
We take cash, card (TAP ONLY), and Apple Pay. Prices include HST.
Everything is vegetarian with vegan and GF options.

"Better than a regular hamburger. Much better."

Jordan's Dad

"My vegetarian is in love!"

Halifax ReTales

I was a little sad when it was announced no more tacos... BUT then I sunk my teeth into the best burger I’ve had in a long long time.


"It's gonna be a tasty summer"


“Pals. @lemondogslemonade’s new burgs wrecked me in the best possible way. I haven’t enjoyed a burger like that since I was a kid.”


need tacos

In an effort to continue rooting for the environment, we’re meatless!

Don’t fret! Our smashburgers will be made with Impossible Foods and honestly, you won’t even know the difference. Using local produce will always be a priority, and our lemonade game is just as strong as ever. 


Bring some chiles home!

Try your hand at making your own Mexican food! Dried chiles and other hard-to-find ingredients in our online store with pickup during regular hours. We've got the milder staples of Mexican cuisine (ancho, guajillo, pasilla,) beautiful mid-spicy flavour bombs (cascabel, puya, mulato) and spicy top notes (piquin, árbol, morita) plus mexican oregano and more! Check out the online store for photos and descriptions to help you start learning your way around the incredible world of dried chiles.


chile ideas

COVID & Ordering


We strongly recommend skipping the line by ordering online, whether before you arrive or while at the park.

If you cannot order online: cash, credit, and debit are accepted at the window, contactless tap preferred.


When ordering at the window, it is up to you to wear a mask, but we do encourage it! Our staff do frequently decide that they wish to wear masks while taking orders at the window because it is a slightly more enclosed space.

Otherwise, please follow the current local guidelines.

Season & Weather


Our season is from mid-May to mid-October. If we’ll be closed unexpectedly or for weather, we’ll post it on socials either the night before, or morning of. If it’s unclear, send us an email or a DM to confirm!


We are open normal hours on rainy days when it is considered anything less than heavy or continuous rain. When in doubt: we will open if orders have been placed at least 2 hours before planned open time and remain open while orders continue to be placed. If we opt to close, online ordering will be disabled.

We're rated 5/5 stars – based on 50 opinions on Facebook! We'd love it if you'd leave your review, simply click below.


We're next to the Fairbanks Centre Museum in Shubie Park at 54 Locks Rd. Dartmouth.

From Downtown Dartmouth, take Ochterloney St to Prince Albert Road and keep going straight. Left fork @ Superstore. Continue Northeast/Waverley Rd towards Fall River. Follow the blue signs with the keys on ’em.

Biking or Walking? Follow the canal! There's beautiful trails along Sullivan's Pond, Banook Lake, Lake Mic Mac, through to the deep cut @ lock 3, between the dog park and campground beach.

Taking Transit? Ask 4 transfer.

From Dartmouth Bridge Terminal: hop #55. 
From Ferry Terminal: Xfer to #54. At mall Xfer to #55.
Exit bus @ Montebello Road, turn left on Locks Rd. & walk to end.

Common Questions