When it comes to shopping in Halifax, a wide variety of big box stores, shopping malls, and independent boutiques and shops are located all over the area. 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
Halifax's two primary shopping malls are Mic Mac Mall and Halifax Shopping Centre. Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth is Atlantic Canada's largest enclosed shopping mall. The mall features over 120 stores, including Hudson's Bay, The Linen Chest, Decathlon and Eddie Bauer. Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax's West End and near Fairview offers a wide variety of over 160 stores including Levi's, Apple, Michael Kors, SportChek Aritzia and Zara.
Dartmouth Crossing is a shopping area located in Dartmouth, close to Mic Mac Mall and 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 Bass Pro Shops, Canadian Tire and outlet shops including Under Armour, Columbia Levi's, and Guess. Easily accessible from all neighbourhoods in Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville. View the store map here.
Bayers Lake is one of the largest business parks in Atlantic Canada and is a very popular destination for both big box and boutique shopping, dining and entertainment. Located at the junction of Highway 102 and 103, Bayers Lake is next to Clayton Park and easily accessible from all neighbourhoods in Halifax as well as Bedford, Sackville and communities on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Bayers Lake is home to Lee Valley Tools, Sally Beauty Supply, Putting Edge Mini Golf, Costco, Cineplex, and hundreds more.
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 vibrant places to shop and local businesses to support. Stroll the new and improved Spring Garden Road, visit the shops at Bishop's Landing, try out the Seaport Farmer's Market or stroll the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk.
North End Halifax
Halifax' North End, offers a few great shopping areas, including the Hydrostone Market and along Agricola and Gottingen Streets. Unique home decor, fashion, florals, bakeries, locally made products and more await in this area. Some North End shops of note are Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique, Props Floral, Julien's Bakery, and Liquid Gold, all located in the Hydrostone area. Shops of note along Agricola Street include Nurtured Baby, Bellissimo, Project 9, Biscuit, 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.
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