Halifax Shopping

Halifax Shopping

Looking for the latest trends or something completely unique? Hunting for the perfect gift or a souvenir from your visit? You’ll find it all in Halifax.


Historic Properties
Constructed in the late 1700s and lovingly restored the waterfront Historic Properties now house world-class shopping treasures including Aitkens Pewter, Handsmiths Inc., Cow’s Ice Cream and Argyle Fine Art.

Bishop’s Landing (Lower Water Street)
A collection of waterfront shops including Bishop’s Cellar wine store, Ekaterina’s Fine World Chocolates, Fanatic Footwear, Nahla Ethnic Boutique and Sugah Confectionary & Ice Cream.

Spring Garden Road
Spring Garden area is the retail heart of Halifax. Nine city blocks with over 200 retail shops including Aigle, Mills Brothers, Foreign Affair, Woozles Children’s Books, P’lovers, Sweet Janes, Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia, Bookmark, HMV, Kick Ass Shoes, Soled Out Sneaker Boutique Cucina Moderna, Backyard & Veranda, Thornbloom: The Inspired Home, and so much more.

Barrington Street
A historic, busy thoroughfare, Barrington Street is also home to some of the best local shops in the city. You’ll find everything from popular candy store Freak Lunchbox to über trendy clothing stores such as Biscuit. Attica furnishings contains four floors of style for your home and Deserres can supply you with art supplies for any sort of project.

Barrington Place Shops & Granville Mall
Located right downtown, in a century old building fronting a cobblestone pedestrian mall. Barrington Place Shops features a variety of stores including Hatley Clothing, The Plaid Place, Pur Alternatives, Big Apple Clothing, Kreative Knits and Island Beach Company.

Scotia Square
Across from Barrington Place Shops, Scotia Square has been the heart of downtown shopping for two decades. Stores include Reitmans, Carlton Cards, Smithbooks and Wicker Emporium.

Hydrostone Market
A “retail theatre” of unique shops, eateries and services in a restored 1920s era, English-style garden suburb. Browse through an eclectic gathering that includes the Antique Shoppe, LKYarns, the Bogside Gallery, Henhouse and Lady Luck Boutique.

Halifax Shopping Centre
Further inland, the Halifax Shopping Centre is a shopping destination with two stories of mall space and an annex of large-format stores across the street. Popular favourites include Athletes World, MAC Cosmetics, The Children’s Place, Walmart, Hallmark, Pier 1 Imports, Birks, Club Monaco, Gap, American Eagle, Roots, Winners, Moores, Soft Moc, Spring and Partys R Us.

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