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.
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
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
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Made in the Maritimes is not your average souvenir shop. Instead of the typical magnets, T-shirts, and postcards, here you’ll find gorgeous high-end items made by Maritimers. Browse through their selection of fine art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, housewares, and so much more to find a truly unique Nova Scotian memento.
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.
Marine Heritage Store
Located in the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Marine Heritage Store is your place to go for fun, maritime-themed souvenirs. You’ll find historical fiction and educational reference books, nautical gifts, T-shirts and more!
Marine Heritage Store, 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS, Canada, +1 902 423 9787
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