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What is the OMGWTFBBQ?

The OMGWTFBBQ is an annual icebreaker/socialization BBQ potluck hosted by the team behind Anthro East Coast. This year will be its 16th year running! The event is acknowledged as a historic event within the Atlantic Furs community.

The Venue – York Redoubt National Park

The OMGWTFBBQ takes place at York Redoubt, a national historic site. The park was a major command centre during World War II, and played a vital role in protecting this strategic port city (Halifax) since it was first built in 1793. There are many historic properties to explore in this park, as well as fantastic panoramic views of the Halifax harbour! 


Get ready for some of the best barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers! Food is available for a small cost, with veggie options also available!


York Redoubt is located at 300 Fergusons Cove Road, Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia, roughly 15 minutes from Halifax by car.

By Car – York Redoubt is easily accessible by car with a large parking lot. From the Armdale Roundabout, exit onto Herring Cove Road, take a left onto Purcells Cove Road, drive for roughly 10 minutes, then take a left onto Fergusons Cove Road.

By Bus – #415 Purcells Cove is the only transit bus that travels out to York Redoubt. It leaves Mumford Terminal at around 3:45pm and then every hour until 7:00pm with final bus returning to the city from the park at 7:08pm. Many furs meet together at Mumford Terminal and bus together to the BBQ! Bus times and stops can be planned with Google Maps.