The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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18 September 2017

It’s not all about tacky T-shirts here in Halifax. From high-end galleries to local markets, there’s a souvenir shop for everyone.

Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia

Atlantic Canadian artists handcraft all the products sold at Jennifer’s, and you’ll find unique items including books, jewelry, candles, and housewares. Probably the best known of all the city’s souvenir shops, Jennifer’s is full of beautiful treasures.

Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia, 5635 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 425 3119

The Best Souvenir Shops in Halifax

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East Coast Lifestyle

What began as a university project for owner Alex MacLean is now an international brand. While East Coast Lifestyle originated as an homage to MacLean’s love for Canada’s East Coast, his clothing is now loved equally by locals and tourists. Stop by their waterfront location to grab T-shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, pillows, and more, all stamped with the popular ECL logo.

East Coast Lifestyle, 1099 N Marginal Rd #117, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 444 2199

Amos Pewter

Established in 1974, Amos Pewter is passionate about maintaining the time-honored tradition of pewter making. Each piece is carefully designed and made by hand, and customers even have the option of finishing and personalizing their piece. If you don’t make it to the waterfront location during your visit, you can still purchase a piece on your way home at their location in the airport.

Amos Pewter, 1521 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 800 565 3369

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The Markets

On Saturdays, head to the city’s markets to find unique souvenirs made by locals. The Halifax Seaport Market and the Historic Farmers’ Market, both located downtown, have local vendors selling gorgeous paintings, jewelry, knits, and so much more.

Historic Properties

The Historic Properties on the Halifax Waterfront is a designated National Historic Site housing, among other things, numerous souvenir shops. There’s nothing tacky about these shops—you’ll find lovely art, crafts, books, knitwear and so much more proudly made by Nova Scotians.

Historic Properties, 1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 429 0530

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