Open for Regular Hours With COVID-19 Safety Measures in Place. Full details here.

About Us

In 1945 Marie Olde Bolhaar and Lauchie MacPherson were married in the Netherlands. Marie sailed to Nova Scotia on the Queen Mary as a war bride and landed at Pier 21 in Halifax. They settled in Antigonish where they raised a family of seven, 2 sons and 5 daughters.

In the mid 60’s after working at several other jobs, Marie decided she wanted to own her own business. So she and Lauchie purchased the” Snow Queen Dairy Bar “South River location after leasing for several years from the original owners John MacKinnon and Dr. Carmen MacIntosh.

John MacPherson worked with his parents at the South River location starting at the age of 13 .

In 1973 Marie & Lauchie purchased the James Street property where the “Snow Queen Restaurant” is today. John continued to work with his parents and in 1986 John & Cynthia MacPherson purchased the property and have continued to expand both the James Street Plaza and Snow Queen Restaurant. A renovation was completed on the Snow Queen in December 2010 and the new menu was introduced.

Our Hours

Monday – Saturday
6:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday
7:00AM – 7:00PM

For Your Safety & Ours

We want to ask our customers to be patient with us as we will be operating at 50% capacity and under Covid Restrictions with Social Distancing guidelines in effect.

Take out is available anytime by phoning 902-863-4890. We will inform you of pick up procedures.

We look forward to serving everyone again.

Mugs Starting at $5!

Snow Queen Mugs

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