What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More

What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More


Wondering what's open in Downtown Halifax? Here is our list of what's open in terms of retail, personal services, and more. 

We are doing our best to keep this page updated. If you see anything that needs to be update, let us know! Email communications@downtownhalifax.ca

As of July 31, 2020, masks are mandatory in public places. More information here

Attractions in Downtown Halifax are now reopened!

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - NOW OPEN: Thursdays, noon - 5 pm; Thursday BMO Free Access Nights, 5 - 9 pm; Friday to Sundays, 12 pm - 5 pm. Special hours for seniors, members and high risk individuals. More info here

Canadian Musuem of Immigration at Pier 21 - NOW OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Discovery Centre - NOW OPEN: Thursday to Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm. Pre-purchase your tickets and book your time slot here

Maritime Museum of the AtlanticNOW OPEN: Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30 am to 4 pm; Free Wednesday afternoons: 1 pm – 4 pm (limited capacity)



Amos Pewter

  • Open for in-person service from 10 am - 5 pm daily
  • Customers can shop online at amospewter.com
  • Ship anywhere for a limited time within Canada & US for $5
  • Curbside Pickup available, call 1-800-565-3369 to arrange.

Argyle Fine Art 

  • Gallery reopening on June 26, 2020.
  • Customers can view their gallery and exhibits on their website, on Instagram or Facebook
  • Delivery and pick ups can be arranged
  • In store pick up at either The Loop (1557 Barrington Street) or Argyle Fine Art (1559 Barrington Street)  
  • Buy a gift certificate to use later or join the Argyle Fine Art Society

Art 1274 Hollis 

  • Gallery opn for in-person viewings 
  • Morning viewings are by appointment only
  • Drop ins welcome in the afternoon
  • For more information, click here

Audrey Too 

  • Located in Bishop's Landing
  • Summer Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday/Monday: Closed
  • Face masks are required, maximum of 2 people in Halifax store, and please do not enter if feeling unwell
  • Offering delivery on all orders under $100 for a small delivery fee of $10 + tax, and free delivery on orders over $100 before tax. Delivery range is Halifax & Dartmouth. All sales are final. Shop online here

Avis Car Rental 

  • Vehicle rentals are still available. Make your reservations online. 
  • Offering a low-rate, one way rentals from any of Avis's locations

Barrington Atlantic Superstore

  • Open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 
  • Garden centre is now open
  • Monday - Saturday from 7:00 am - 8:00 am is for seniors and others who require extra assistance ONLY
  • All fees are waived on PC Express online grocery orders for pick up. Plan ahead and order a few days before you need groceries if you order online for pick up. 
  • Fees have been reduced for home delivered items 
  • Maintain social distancing at all times in store

Biscuit General Store

  • Open for in-person shopping 
  • Wednesday & Thursday: 12 - 6 pm; Friday: 12 - 7 pm; Saturday: 12 - 5 pm & Sunday: 12 - 4 pm
  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering, and note that all staff will be wearing masks. 
  • Continuing to offer curbside pickup, delivery, and virutal shopping options using Facetime. 
  • Stay up to date by following @biscuitgeneral

Bishop's Cellar

  • Open for in-person shopping again with new hours
  • Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm (closed on Sundays)
  • You can still order online for local delivery or curbside pickup at bishopscellar.ca

Black Market 

  • Re-opened for in-person shopping from 11am - 6 pm daily
  • Follow @blackmarkethalifax on Instagram to stay up to date

Board Room Game Cafe

  • Retail (buying games): Monday - Wednesday: 12 - 5 pm; Thursday - Sunday: 12 pm - 12 am
  • Cafe (playing games): Thursday/Friday: 5 pm - 12 am; Saturday/Sunday: 12 pm - 12 am 
  • Reservations are strongly encouraged. Make your reservations here.
  • Group size is capped at 6 people per table, and all groups will be limited to a 3 hour stay
  • Follow @theboardroomgc for more information

Canook Trading

  • Open for in-person shopping Friday & Saturday from 12:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Or shop online 
  • Free delivery within HRM
  • Free shipping within normal timeframe

Captured Escape Rooms 

  • Escape rooms now open
  • Book online here
  • For information about safety protocol, click here

Drala Books & Gifts

  • Now re-opened for in-person shopping
  • Or shop online here, also offering local delivery on Saturdays
  • Follow Drala on Facebook to keep up to date


  • Open for in-person shopping 
  • Reduced hours are Monday to Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Online shopping is still available here

Elle Mio

  • Store opening for in-person shopping and bra fittings.
  • Limit of 5 customers allowed in-store at once
  • Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Online shopping is still available

FireWorks Gallery

  • Open for in-person shopping
  • Hours: 11:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Limited amount of customers in-store, social distancing required

Frida Fine Jewellery 

  • Botique re-opened for in-person shopping
  • Hours: 11:00am - 6:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Online shopping still available
  • Percentage of revenue from online sales will be donated to the Halifax Region Children's Aid Foundation

Freak Lunchbox 

  • Open for in-person shopping Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Social distancing is required
  • Online shopping and phone-in orders still available. Call 902-420-9151 or visit freaklunchbox.com to order.

Historic Properties

  • Most of the shops are now open in Historic Properties including (but not limited to):
    • Carrefour Atlantic Emporium & The Puffin Gallery
    • Colwell's 
    • K. Penton Art
    • Lisa Drader-Murphy
    • Northern Watters Knitwear and Tartan Shop
    • It's Posh! Accessories
    • Saint Lou's Gentlemen's Barbeshop
    • Shoreline Design
    • Pickford & Black
    • Grounded Coffee
    • The Lower Deck
    • Salty's 
  • Follow @historicprophfx for more information

I Heart Bikes

  • Nop open for bike rentals
  • Book 24 hours in advance for pickup at waterfront location or to arrange contactless delivery
  • All equipment is sanitized before and after use
  • Fore more info, email info@iheartbikeshfx.com or call 902-719-4325

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio

  • Open for in-person shopping 7 days a week. Hours are:
    • Monday        11-5
    • Tuesday        11-5
    • Wednesday   11-5
    • Thursday      11-6
    • Friday           11-6
    • Saturday       11-5
    • Sunday         11-4
  • Book an appointment to stop by yourself by emailing hello@inkwellboutique.ca
  • Online store is open with affordable shipping options and free shipping over $99. 
  • Contactless curbside pick up also available upon online check-out.

Insight Optometry

  • Open by appointment
  • Shop their new online store here
  • Contactless pickup and shipping options are available.  

Interlude Spa, at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

  • To book, call 902-469-2700
  • Online store remains open, click here to shop

K. Penton Gallery

  • Gallery re-opened to the public
  • For up-to-date information on their operating procedures, click here

KingsPier Vintage

  • Re-opened for in-person shopping
  • Can still shop online here or purchase through their Etsy platform
  • Can arrange purchase by email or telephone, 902-791-1963 

Life SalonSpa 

  • Re-opened June 5. Read their COVID-19 Safety info here
  • For up-to-date information, click here

Lifemark Physiotherapy 

  • Reopen for in-person treatments
  • Read more on their COVID-19 procedures here 
  • Continuing to offer one-on-one virtual assessment, evaluation, and/or review your current rehabilitation progress. 
  • Call 1-855-485-1344 or email info@lifemark.ca to learn more or to book an appointment

Lisa Drader-Murphy

  • Re-opened in the Historic Properties with new hours: Thursday - Saturday: noon - 5 pm
  • Also offering private shopping experiences on Thursday and Fridays, 11 am and 5 p m by appointment only. Pre-book by calling 902-429-4097
  • To protect customers and staff, they are asking that all customers wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth, and there will be a limit on how many people can be in the store at a time
  • Stay up to date by following @lisadradermurphy on Instagram

Maps & More

  • Reopened with altered hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm; closed on Sundays
  • Stay up to date by following @MapsAndMore on Twitter

Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness

  • Reopened for in-person treatment
  • For more information on their safety procedures, click here

MaryJanes Smoke Shop

  • Open Monday to Saturday - 12 - 6 pm

Moon Moon Cosmetics:

  • Open for in-person shopping 
  • Hours: 1:00 - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Online shopping available on their website

Mountain Equipment Co-Op 

  • Open for in-person shopping and returns. 
  • Learn more about their safety procedures here

Murphy's Company Store

  • Re-Opened on July 1

Northern Watters Knitwear and Tartan Shop

  • Open for in-person shopping
  • Located in the Historic Properties 

N.S.K.D (Nova Scotia Kids)

  • Open for in-person shopping Tuesday to Saturday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm; ​Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Shop online. Free shipping in Canada on orders over $200 or pick up in-store


  • Now open for in-person shopping
  • Reduced hours and customer capactiy
  • For details on their shopping procedures and safety protocol, visit their website

Sailor Bup’s Barbershop

  • Reopen for hair cuts
  • Click here to book an appointment 

Saint Lou’s Gentleman’s Barbershop 

  • Reopen for hair cuts
  • Click here to book an appointment 

Scotia Square 

  • The shops and services are beginning to re-open for in-person service. Here are the businesses currently open:
    • Lawtons
    • Dollarama
    • Coles
    • Enterprise
    • NSLC
    • Tim Hortons
    • A&W
    • Korea Garden
    • Mama Grattis
    • Mezza: 10am - 3pm Monday - Friday
    • Reitmans
    • The Source
    • Thai express: 11am - 3pm
    • Econo Color
    • Strand Hair Room
    • The Head Shoppe
    • United Travels
    • Spice Nails
    • Cellicon
    • Freshii: 10am - 2pm
    • Telus Mobility
    • Taste of India: 11am - 5pm
    • The Coffee Pro
    • Just Cozy
    • Sushi Tonari
    • Halifax Mooseheads Shop
    • Pizza Girls
    • Tin Pan Alley
    • Booster Juice
    • Boston Pizza
    • Starbucks
    • Far East
  • Follow @scotiasquare on Instagram to stay up to date

Segway Nova Scotia 

  • Now open for segqay rentals
  • Click here to reserve

Sin on Skin Tattoos 

  • Now open. Please read their COVID-19 Safety Measures before booking: sinonskin.ca/covid19-measures
  • For up-to-date information, click here
  • Located at 5239 Blowers St

Skin Decision Inc: Halifax Piercing Specialists

  • Open by appointment only
  • Book appointments here
  • Follow @skindecisionstudio on Instagram to stay up to date
  • Located in the Keith's Brewery Market

Spirit Spa 

  • Now open and offering a limited menu of services
  • To view available services, click here

Scotia Square

  • Most stores are now open for in-person shopping
  • For more information on what to expect when visiting Scotia Squarem, click here

Sparkles n' Sawdust 

  • Re-opening in July 1, 2020
  • New workshop memberships available through their website
  • Gift cards are available for purchase on their website. 

Taz Records

  • Open for in-person shopping
  • Reduced hours and shopping capactiy
  • For more info, click here

The Keyosk

  • Open for in-person business in Barrington Place at 1903 Barrington Street, across from Scotia Square
  • Hours are: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Offering key cutting, engraving, awards, signs, nametags, floor decals, and acrylic dividers for countertops
  • Contact (902) 429 - 1221 or keyosk@eastlink.ca for details

The Loop - Modern Fibre Craft

  • The Barrington Street storefront is now open to the public, with measures in place to protect customers and staff. Access is limited to 3 customers at a time, and staff is wearing masks
  • Open Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
  • OR you can continue to shop online, and in-store pick is still available. Shop here

The Printing House (TPH) 

  • TPH is ready to help with your efforts in reopening your business safely. Whether you need posters to educate physical distancing measures; directional markers for stairwells, store aisles, parking lots; floor graphics for distancing in lobbies, waiting areas, elevator, outdoor & walkway signage; or even custom cut Plexi-glass barriers for reception areas, there are many options to help you prepare. Visit www.tph.ca to see samples of these and other solutions.
  • Contact TPH Halifax directly at jingraham@tph.ca or 902-422-7730, or submit orders online at www.tph.ca/059.
  • For the safety of our customers and employees, local delivery is available.

The TEN SPOT Downtown Halifax

  • Reopen for in-person appointments
  • To view available services and to book appointments, click here

Trapped Halifax Escape Rooms

  • Please play within your bubble, and masks are strongly advised. 
  • Essential workers get an additional 10% off
  • Follw @TrappedHalifax to keep up to date

Urban Outfitters 

  • Now open for in-person shopping at their Barrington Street location
  • Reduced hours and safety information can be found on their instagram page @uohalifax


Alexa Pope

  • Shop online here
  • Worldwide shipping
  • Sign up for their email list and receive 25% off your first purchase
  • Free shipping over $150 across Canada and the US

Bend Beauty

  • Shop online here
  • Delivery and pickup options available.

Blossom Shops 

  • Available for delivery. Order through their website

East Coast Lifestyle 

  • Customers can purchase products here
  • FREE delivery for orders over $150

Flower Child

  • Shop online at https://flowerchildhalifax.ca/
  • Free shipping on ALL orders within North America
  • Local delivery options available 
  • Storefront is now open for in-person shopping

The Flower Shop 

  • Visit @theflowershophfx on Instagram to stay up to date
  • Order bouquets online
  • Storefront is now open for in-person shopping. 

Neptune Theatre 

  • Currently available online for sale at Neptune Theatre:
    • 2020/2021 Subscription packages - The best seats at the best  prices! 
    • Neptune Theatre gift certificates 
    • Single tickets on sale for Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert and Neptune Theatre School's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid
    • Neptune Theatre School Summer Camps and Classes
    • Selling tickets for the Dream It Lottery, where you can win $3100 cash! Buy your lottery tickets here. 
  • Tune in to Off The Leash, a virutal show hosted by Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director at Neptune Theatre

NSCAD University Art Supply Store 

  • Customers can purchase art supplies through their online store
  • Add items to cart and arrange appointment for pick-up Monday to Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

NovaScotian Crystal

  • Order online here 
  • Complimentary shipping and delivery within Halifax Regional Municipality. Worldwide shipping is also available. 
  • Complimentary gift wrapping and gift card for every purchase. 
  • Engraving services also available. 
  • Currently not accepting exchanges. NovaScotian Crystal will honour exchanges for products purchased from February 14, 2020 onward. 
  • For repairs, e-mail customerservice@novascotiancrystal.com or call 902-492-0416 


  • Shop online here
  • FREE same-day delivery + FREE shipping across Canada.

Sherzad’s Tailoring Shop 

  • Offering reusable cotton face masks.
  • $15 for one, $25 for two, $10 for orders over 25 masks. 
  • Pickup is available for smaller quantities anytime during business hours. 
  • Check availability for larger quantities by calling 902-999-2436 or 902-999-2437.

Strange Adventures 

  • Currently taking mail orders, arranging deliverings within the HRM and curbside pickup. 
  • Accepting etransfers, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and cash (carefully)
  • Offering free delivery within HRM.
  • For inquiries, call 902-425-2140, send a DM on Facebook or Instagram, or email calum@strangeadventures.com

Teichert Gallery

  • Browse their online gallery here
  •  Curbside pickup available by appointment.
  • If you have questions, or want to book an appointment to pick up your purchases, please contact the Gallery at asar@novascotia.ca;  emails are being replied to from Monday to Saturday. 

Twisted Willow Flowers & Gifts

  • Order online here or by calling 902-422-5683
  • Delivery only

Venus Envy

Thief & Bandit

  • Customers can shop online here





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Photo credit: Michelle Doucette/Inkwell Boutique