The Best Markets in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Seaport Farmers' Market
Seaport Farmers' Market | © Nicole Bratt/Flickr
Photo of Kate Horodyski
28 August 2017

Who doesn’t love a good farmers’ market? It’s the perfect place to relax, people watch, enjoy delicious treats, and check out a city’s local food scene. Haligonians are particularly proud of their markets – ask any local for activity suggestions and you’re sure to hear a market mentioned! Check out our rundown on Halifax‘s market scene.

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, Canadian
Map View
Seaport Farmers' Market
Seaport Farmers' Market | © Nicole Bratt/Flickr
Open seven days a week, the Seaport Market is especially busy on Saturday mornings when locals and tourists arrive in throngs to stock up on local produce, fresh coffee, baked goods, and crafts. This two level eco-friendly building with a rooftop terrace is located directly on the waterfront, so you can enjoy your locally roasted coffee and freshly made crepe with a view. While the market is open throughout the week, the majority of vendors are only open on the weekends.

Historic Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, Vegetarian, Healthy
Map View
Alexander Keith's Brewery
Alexander Keith's Brewery | © Charles Hoffman/Flickr
The city’s original market is located downtown in the Alexander Keith’s Brewery. The old stone building, complete with courtyards, is a beautiful spot to shop for local produce and treats. Open Saturdays from 7am-1pm, you’ll find everything from kombucha and pickled veggies, to freshly baked bread and artisanal crafts.

Alderney Landing Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, Farm Shop, Vegetarian, Healthy, Canadian
Map View
Head across the harbor to the Alderney Farmers’ Market, open Saturdays 8am-1pm and Sundays 11am-3pm. While still a hotspot for local foods, the Alderney market has a slightly slower pace than the Halifax markets and is great for those looking for a more relaxed market experience. If you’re feeling adventurous, hop on the ferry after you’re done browsing and head over to the Seaport Market on the other side of the harbour.

Partners for Care Farmers' Market

Farmers' Market, Market, Canadian
Map View
Located at the QEII hospital, the Partners for Care is open on Fridays year round and held on the lawn during the summer months. Stop by for a delicious BBQ lunch and then stock up on local goodies including homemade soups, produce, baked goods, and body products.