The Lockside Canteen at Shubie Park

Our tacos are made in the style of Mexican road-side taquerías!

The Tacos

They're wrapped in fresh, pressed-on-the-spot, naturally gluten-free corn tortillas. The fillings are made from local, responsibly raised meats when possible and we just about always have a vegan option on hand. Peppers for our hand-made salsas come from either local farms, like Off Beet Farm, or are hauled from our annual travels to Mexico.

Lemonade & Drinks

You'll also find our signature flavoured lemonades squeezed right in front of you, as well as a rotating menu of additional refreshing beverages like aguas frescas, iced teas, and smoothies.


For those with a sweet tooth, we've got our fruit filled and preservative free popsicles & freezies as well as ice cream floats made with your choice of cold brew or lemonade.

We try to represent as many great local companies as we can possibly fit in our little shack. From the cutest ever dog treats by The Littlest Pet Bakery, to the best cold brew coffee you'll ever taste made by Low Point Coffee Co, to Halifax's signature fair trade and organic loose leaf tea provider, World Tea House. We regularly use products from Off Beet Farm, Hodgepodge Farm, and Martock Glen Farm in our tacos and treats.


To see what’s cooking on a day to day basis, check Instagram for the latest!


You’ll find us next to the Fairbanks Centre Museum in Shubie Park at 54 Locks Rd. Dartmouth.

Driving? From Downtown Dartmouth, take Ochterloney St to Prince Albert Road and keep going straight. Take the left fork when you see Superstore ahead. Head North/East on the Waverley Road towards Fall River and follow the blue signs with the keys on ’em.

Biking? Simply follow the canal! There's beautiful trails along Sullivan's Pond, Banook Lake, Lake Mic Mac, and through the "Deep Cut" that connects Mic Mac to Lake Charles. For you history buffs, we're right beside lock 3, between the dog park and campground beach.

Taking Transit? Ask for a transfer!

Take any bus that gets you to the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal (#1/#10), then transfer to bus #55. OR ferry to Dartmouth, hop Bus #54, then transfer at Mic Mac Mall to bus #55. Get off when you see Montebello Road, then walk 7 minutes down Locks Rd. 



If it's a rainy day, we might be closed! Be sure to check Instagram or ask us on Facebook to confirm that we're open!

Taco Tuesday night evening hours will resume in mid-to-late June at which time the hours below will be updated.



Our menu changes constantly! When we're open, you can click below to see today's menu and pre-order online so your food will be ready shortly after you arrive. Simply present your order confirmation on your phone at the canteen window.

We’re super kid and dog friendly; bring the whole family!

We take cash, card, and apple pay. Debit is tap only. All prices include HST.
 We're rated 5/5 stars – based on 50 opinions on Facebook!
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Shubie Garden

Welcome to the Shubie Community Garden!

With help from the local community via our GoFundMe campaign, the Shubenacadie Canal Commission and local government, in the spring of 2018, we built a community garden surrounding the patio at Shubie Park!

The garden has 12 4x4 plots for community use, including our own plot to grow some of the foods found on our menu, and a plot for use by Halifax REC and their day camps!

We also equipped the patio with built in shade, lighting for evening events and bench seating to further enhance the patio space at Shubie Park.

If you’re interested in one of the plots in the future, send us an email with your name and phone number to be added to our waitlist for next year.


Even though the build is complete, you can still support the garden project! Simply click the button to be taken to our GoFundMe campaign where you can donate to the ongoing maintenance of the garden and take advantage of our perks!


We used to attend markets with a variety of changing flavours of lemonade made with freshly pressed lemon and hand-made flavours available to drink right away or take home in a handsome 750mL glass swing-top bottle. We also had our seasonally flavoured freezies and ice pops available through the spring summer and fall.

Now we attend markets purely to obtain the fresh local ingredients that go into everything we make!

If you've visited us at markets like Alderney or the Halifax Forum in the past, we'd love to see you at The Lockside Canteen for a bottle refill and to get your freezie/popsicle fix! Plus you can try out our tacos while you're there 🙂


Don’t be surprised if you see us set up at your favourite event, slinging freshly pressed lemonade and refreshing ice pops. Regardless of where we pop up, everything will always be made on the spot so you know you’re getting the best possible treat.

Keep an eye out for us at events all across NS, such as Hal-Con, DCAF, Dartmouth Makers, Halifax Crafters, Switch Open Street Sundays.

We’ll do our best to keep Facebook updated with our current list of events, so check over there often!

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