When it comes to shopping in Halifax, there is a wide variety of big box stores, shopping malls, and independent boutiques and stores located all over the city. Whether you are looking to furnish your new home, pick up a gift for that special someone or find a unique treasure, Halifax is the place to shop.
Big Box and Shopping Centres
Dartmouth Crossing is a shopping area located in Dartmouth close to MicMac Mall and is connected to Burnside Business Park. Sprawling over several acres, visitors can wander the sidewalks and visit a mix of small boutiques, big box stores and outlets. Home to the only IKEA east of Montreal as well as Costco, Bass Pro Shop, Walmart, Canadian Tire, and more. Easily accessible for all neighbourhoods in Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville.
Bayers Lake is one of the largest business parks in Atlantic Canada and is a very popular destination for shopping, dining and more. Located at the junction of Highway 102 and 103, Bayers Lake is next to Clayton Park and easily accessible for all neighbourhoods in Halifax as well as Bedford, Sackville and communities on the South Shore of NS. Home to Costco, Kent Building Supplies, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Lee Valley, and hundreds of other stores and businesses that will meet a visitor's needs for items large and small.
Local Shopping Scene
Halifax has a very robust local shopping culture with lots of small and medium size businesses providing services of all kinds from home decor, to fashion, to gifts and culinary delights.
In Downtown Halifax there are lots of great places to shop and local businesses to support. Stroll along Spring Garden Road, visit the shops at Bishop's Landing or the Seaport Farmer's Market or stroll the waterfront boardwalk for great shopping.
In North End Halifax there are lots of stores throughout the area including the Hydrostone Market and along Agricola and Gottingen Streets. Home decor, fashion, flowers, bakeries, locally made products and more await in this area. Some shops of note Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique, Props Floral, Julien's Bakery, and Liquid Gold are located in the Hydrostone area. Along Agricola St you will find stores like Nurtured Baby, Bellissimo, Project 9, Makenew, and the Halifax Army Navy Store.
Not to be outdone, Downtown Dartmouth has seen a resurgence of locally owned shops and services including stores focused on fashion, home decor, comic books, crafts and lots of small coffee shops. Some on the stores of note include Strange Adventures Comic Books, Room 152 Boutique, The Trainyard General Store, and the popular Two If By Sea coffee shop.
Wherever you go throughout Halifax you will find pockets of stores, markets, coffee shops and more focused on providing goods and services to the local residents.