What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More

What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More


As of July 14, 2021, Nova Scotia entered Phase 4 of the Reopening Plan

  • All retail businesses open at 100% capacity with public health measures like distancing and masks. Many are also still open online and offering online ordering, curbside pick-up, local delivery and shipping options. 
  • Gyms, fitness, and sport and recreation facilities (including dance studios) can operate at maximum capacity with with social distancing. 
  • Personal and wellness services (e.g., spas, salons, barbershops, body art and piercing businesses) by appointment only can resume ALL services including ones that require the removal of a client's mask. 
  • Museums and attractions can open at a maximum capacity. 

See the full list here

We are no longer updating this page. We recommend checking the web or social sites of the business you are interested in for the most up to date information. 



Amos Pewter

  • Open Monday-Saturday from 9 am-5 pm and on Sundays, 10 am-5 pm for in-person shopping
  • Shop online at amospewter.com.
  • Ship anywhere for a limited time within Canada and U.S. for $5.
  • Curbside pick-up available, call 1-800-565-3369 to arrange.

Argyle Fine Art 

  • Open in store Tuesday 11 am-2 pm, Wednesday-Friday 11 am-5:30 pm, Saturday by appointment, Sunday-Monday closed
  • Open with reduced capacity, 5 people at a time. Curbside pick-up and local delivery still available.  
  • Customers can view their gallery and exhibits on their website, on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Follow @argyle_fine_art to keep up to date. 

Art 1274 Hollis 

  • Shop online. Worldwide shipping available along with curbside pick-up and free delivery within HRM. 
  • For more information, click here.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's Gallery Shop

  • Gallery is closed but the Gallery Shop's online shop is open. 
  • Worldwide shipping and local pick-up available. Pick-up is available Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm & 2 - 4:30 pm. 

Audrey Too 

  • New hours - curbside pick-up available Tuesday to Friday, 12 - 5 pm; and Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm. Closed Sunday/Monday. 
  • Please allow 48 hours to pull your online orders together. 
  • 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 area is Halifax and Dartmouth. All sales are final.
  • Shop online here or call 902-444-2333 for more information. 
  • Follow @audreys_littleshopofplants to keep up to date. 

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 10:00 pm.
  • Fees have been reduced for home delivered items.
  • Maintain social distancing at all times in store.

Bend Beauty

  • Shop online here.
  • Delivery and pick-up options available.

Biscuit General Store

  • Reopened as of June 2 for in-person shopping. New hours for in-store shoping and curbside pick-up: Wednesday & Thursday, 12 - 5 pm; Friday & Saturday, 12 - 6 pm; and Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. 
  • Curbside pick-up only on Tuesday from noon - 5 pm. 
  • Virutal shopping options using Facetime still available.  
  • Shop online here. Delivery still available also.  
  • Stay up to date by following @biscuitgeneral.

Bishop's Cellar

  • Open with reduced capacity from Monday-Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm
  • Or order online for local delivery or curbside pick-up at bishopscellar.ca. FREE delivery to most of HRM on orders over $50. Orders over $150 qualify for free shipping for the rest of the province. 
  • Follow @bishopscellar to keep up to date. 
  • Must be over 19 and provide valid proof of identification for deliveries. Orders cannot be left on doorsteps.

Black Market 

  • Open in-store everyday 11 am - 6 pm 
  • Black Market will help you shop virtually. Follow @blackmarkethalifax to shop their highlights, and DM to purchase. 
  • Curbside pick-up and shipping available.  

Blossom Shops

  • Open in store Monday-Friday 9 am-7 pm, Saturday 9 am-6 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm. 
  • Order flowers by phone - 902-433-3189. OR order through their website.
  • Delivery available along with curbside pick-up. 

Board Room Game Cafe

  • Re-opening for sit down service and gaming on June 24. 
  • Retail store will continue to be open every day from 12 - 5 pm.
  • Shop online for contactless pick-up. Same day free doorside pick-up avaialble. 
  • FREE delivery on orders over $50, $10 flat fee for smaller orders. 
  • Call for information and advice between 12 - 5 pm. 
  • Follow @theboardroomgc for more information.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

  • Re-opening June 16. 
  • Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21's Gift Shop

Canook Trading

  • Shop online.
  • Free delivery within HRM.
  • Free shipping within normal timeframe.

Captured Escape Room

  • Re-opening June 16. 
  • Use the Phase 2 promo code which will give you a flat rate of $25 per adult. 
  • Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 4 - 9 pm; Friday, 4 - 10 pm; Saturday, 12 - 11 pm; Sunday, 12 - 8 pm. 
  • Book online here

Carrefour Atlantic Emporium & The Puffin Gallery

  • Open in person every day from 10am-6 pm, the limit of 5 customers in-store at a time
  • Call 902-423-2940 or email carrefouratlantic@bellaliant.com for more information or to purchase. 
  • Follow @carrefouratlantic to keep up to date and to see their products. . 

Discovery Centre

  • Re-opening Thursday, June 17. 
  • Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 4 pm. 
  • Purcase tickets here

Discovery Centre's Discovery Shop

  • The Discovery Shop is open for in-person service, and continues to offer contactless curbside pick-up. Shop online here

Drala Books & Gifts

  • Open for in-person service.
  • Hours; monday to Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm. 
  • Shop online here, also offering local delivery on Saturdays.
  • Follow Drala on Facebook or @dralashop on Instagram to keep up to date.


  • Open for in-person service.
  • Hours: 11 am - 6 pm. 
  • Online shopping is still available here.

East Coast Lifestyle 

  • Marginal Road location is open for in-person service.
  • Hours: 10 am - 7 pm.
  • Or order online. FREE delivery for orders over $150.
  • Follow @eastcoastlifestyle to keep up to date. 

FireWorks Gallery

  • Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm in-store, for curbside pick-up, drop off, delivery and virtual shopping. They are ready to be your personal shoppers!
  • Follow @fireworksgallery to keep up to date. 
  • Call 902-420-1735 or email info@fireworksgallery.com for more information or to book a private virtual appointment. 

Flower Child

  • Shop online only. Curbside pick-up and free next day local delivery available. 
  • Free shipping on ALL orders within North America.
  • E-gift cards are available online. 
  • Follow @flowerchildhalifax to keep up to date. 

Frida Fine Jewellery 

  • Re-opening instore on June 9th
  • Schedule an in-store or virtual Zoom consultation. Call 902-492-2947 or email fridajewellery@frida.ca.  
  • Curbside pick-up and online ordering are available. 

Freak Lunchbox 

  • Online shopping and phone-in orders still available. Call 902-420-9151 or visit freaklunchbox.com to order.
  • Follow @Freak_Lunchbox to keep up to date. 
  • Also on Skip The Dishes and UberEats. 
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery options available for Halifax and Bedford. 

Haliente's Creative Studio 

  • Opening soon
  • Planning to open on June 21 as long as phase 2 of the re-opening plan is announced
  • To learn more visit their website or follow them on instagram

Halifax Dance

  • Summer camp registration is now open
  • To register visit their website 

Historic Properties

  • Some stores and restaurants are now open for in-person service. 
  • Follow @historicprophfx for more information.

House of Eights Dance Studio

  • They will be opening soon.
  • Planned to open June 16 when phase 2 of the re-opening plan beginnings
  • To learn more visit their website

I Heart Bikes

  • Rentals are available by request. Appointments are requested as they are not open with standard hours right now. 
  • All equipment is sanitized before and after use.
  • Fore more info, email info@iheartbikeshfx.com or call (902) 719-4325.
  • Follow @iheartbikeshfx to keep up to date. 

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio

  • Open for in-store shopping Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am-5 pm, closed on Monday
  • You can shop by appointment, book an appointment by emailing hello@inkwellboutique.ca
  • Online store is open with affordable shipping options and free shipping on $125 or more. 
  • Contactless curbside pick-up, porch-drop delivery, and world-wide shipping is also available upon online check-out.

Insight Optometry

  • Open by appointment only.  Call 902-422-4444 to speak to a team member or to inquire about an appointment. 
  • Shop their new online store here.
  • Contactless pickup and shipping options are available.  

Interlude Spa - Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

  • Open in store for services except those that require a mask to be removed. 
  • Online shop is open and free delivery is available within the HRM on orders over $50. 
  • Email booking@interlude.com for more information. 
  • Shop online here, purchase a gift card to use later here

Ivory Sheep Clothing 

  • Reopening on June 4 at noon. Hours going forward - Wednesday to Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. 
  • Shop online here
  • Worldwide shipping available.
  • Follow @ivorysheepclothing for inspiration. 

K. Penton Gallery

KingsPier Vintage

  • Instore shopping is open from Tuesday-Sunday 12-5 pm, closed Monday
  • Shop online here or purchase through their Etsy platform.
  • Can arrange purchase by email or telephone by calling (902) 791-1963.
  • FREE delivery on local orders over $50. 

Lifemark Physiotherapy 

  • Massages are cancelled but physio and chiropractic appointments can continue. 
  • Read more on their COVID-19 procedures here.
  • Call 1-855-485-1344 or email info@lifemark.ca to learn more or to book an appointment.

Life SalonSpa

  • Open for appointments in person. Visit their website to learn more. 
  • Life SalonSpa is offering curbside pick-up at their Dartmouth Crossing location on Saturdays. Email your orders to dartmouth@lifesalonspa.com or call 902-423-7771 x 2 Wednesday to Friday, 12 - 2 pm. 
  • Or you can purchase gift cards to use later here. See their online store here

Lisa Drader-Murphy

  • Shop online here
  • For more information, call 902-429-4097. 
  • Stay up-to-date by following @lisadradermurphy on Instagram.

Maps & More

Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness

  • All massage apopintments will be cancelled for two weeks. Chiropractic and physiotherapy services are still available. 
  • For more information on their safety procedures, click here.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

  • Re-opens June 16. 
  • Hours: Open daily from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Free Tuesday afternoons - 1 - 4 pm with limited capacity.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's Marine Heritage Store

Mary Janes Smoke Shop

  • Curbside pick-up 12 - 6 pm Monday to Saturday. Knock on door for service. 

Moon Moon Cosmetics

  • Reopening June 4, Tuesday - Sunday from 1 - 5 pm. One person in the store at a time.
  • Online shopping still available on their website.
  • Offering curbside pick-up from their shop in Bishop's Landing. 

Mountain Equipment Co-Op 

  • Shop online here. Curbside pick-up available between Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm - as fast as 2 hours on select items. 
  • Call 902-421-2667 for more information. 
  • Learn more about their safety procedures here.

Murphy's on the Water

  • Open online for curbside pickup, delivery, and shipping.
  • Adult T-shirts are BOGO (Buy One Get One). Use promo BOGOTEES at checkout
  • Plus 25% off everything else in store and free delivery in HRM with any order of $40 after discount. Use promo code SAVE25 at checkout. 
  • Shop here and follow @murphysonthewater to keep up to date. 

Neptune Theatre 

  • Purchase a gift card or donate to help support Neptune Theatre. 
  • Visit neptunetheatre.com for more information or follow @neptunetheatre to keep up to date. 

Northern Watters Knitwear and Tartan Shop

NSCAD University Art Supply Store

  • Open in-person Monday-Saturday 12-4 pm. 3 people in-store at a time.
  • Customers can purchase art supplies through their online store. Same day local delivery is available, as is curbside pick-up. 
  • Email store@nscad.ca with inquiries. 

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

  • Open June 4-5 from 12-5 pm in-store 
  • Follow on Instagram or email info@nskdshop.com for product details.  
  • Shop online. Free shipping within Canada for purchases over $100 CAD, and FREE delivery in Halifax, Bedford and Dartmouth. 
  • Curbside pick-up also available. 


  • Open with 25% capacity per store.
  • Adjusted hours - Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Sundays. 


  • Open instore at 25% capacity Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
  • Curbside pick-up available during regular hours
  • Also available by phone - 902-422-2060.
  • For details on their shopping procedures and safety protocol, visit their website.
  • Follow @patagoniahfx to keep up to date. 

Peace by Chocolate

  • Open in-store daily from 10 am-6 pm. 
  • Shop online for curbside pick-up or delivery.
  • Call 902-867-0201 for more information. 


  • Open in-store Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm, closed Monday
  • Shop online here.
  • FREE same-day delivery + FREE shipping across Canada.
  • Follow @rchmndshop to keep up to date. 

Scotia Square 

  • Food court is take-out only. 
  • Stores are open for in-person shopping
  • Follow @scotiasquare on Instagram to stay up to date.

Sherzad’s Tailoring Shop 

  • Available for pick-ups of completed alterations and to drop simple alterations that don't require fittings. 
  • Call for more information 902-999-2436 or 902-999-2437, or keep up to date by following Sherzad's on Facebook.

Skin Decision 

  • Open by appointment online,  Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm 
  • Skin Decision's online jewelry shop is open for business
  • Free shipping within Canada
  • Follow @skindecisionstudio on IG to see their products and keep up to date. 

Sparkle n' Sawdust

  • Open online with virtual classes and shopping
  • Shop online for contactless curbside pick-up or delivery here
  • Sign up for a virtual class here
  • Follow @sparklesnsawdusthalifax to keep up to date

Spirit Spa

  • Open for appointments 
  • Open for curbside pick-up or delivery of retail products only (salon and spa are closed)
  • Shop online here and follow @spiritspahfx to keep up to date

Strange Adventures 

  • Open in-store weekdays 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm
  • Pick-up and delivery options are available. Payment can be made via debit, credit card, PayPal, or e-transfer. 
  • For inquiries, call 902-425-2140, send a DM on Facebook or Instagram, or email calum@strangeadventures.com.

Taz Records

  • Open in-store, with a limit of 8 customers. Monday-Saturday 12-5 pm, closed Sunday 
  • Free shipping within Nova Scotia on $100+ online orders. 
  • Shop online at tazrecords.com
  • For more info, click here.

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.

The Flower Shop 

  • Open for curbside pick-up and delivery. Place your order on their website or call 902-423-7133.
  • Visit @theflowershophfx on Instagram to stay up to date.
  • Order bouquets online.

The Keyosk

The Loop - Modern Fibre Craft

  • Open in-person Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm
  • Shop online here.
  • Pick-up your order Tuesday to Sunday, 2 - 5 pm, or have it sent by mail. 

The Printing House (TPH) 

  • Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • 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 - Halifax

  • Now open by appointment only. 
  • Gift cards are still available online or purchase retail through curbside pick-up.
  • Follow @x.halifax or click here for more information. 

Thief & Bandit

  • Customers can shop online here.

Twisted Willow Flowers & Gifts

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

Urban Outfitters 

  • Closed for in-store shopping but contactless curbside pick-up is available.
  • Shop online and select 'pick-up' at check-out.
  • Call 902-425-0962 between 11 am - 7 pm dailly with questions.
  • Follow @uohalifax to keep up to date. 

Venus Envy

  • Open for in-person service.
  • Hours: 12 - 6 pm daily
  • Shop online here.
  • Local deliveries are free for orders over $20 and shipping is free for orders over $50. 
  • Follow on Instagram to keep up-to-date - @venusenvyhfx.
  • How to order: call (902) 422-0004, contact them through email halifax@venusenvy.ca or send a DM on Facebook and Instagram.

Waterfront (Halifax) Bra Store

  • Located in the Halifax Brewery Market (1496 Lower Water Street)
  • Open for in-person service Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. 

Yu Yo Craft Supply + Tea House

  • Now Open again in the Halifax Brewery Market - 1498 Lower Water Street
  • Hours: Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 12 - 5:30 pm; Saturdays, 10 am - 5:30 pm; Closed Monday - Wednesday
  • Follow @yuyocrafttea to keep up to date





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