What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More

What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More


New restrictions announced on April 27, 2021, are as follows:

  • Retail stores must close for in-person service unless the store provides services essential to the life, health or personal safety of individuals and animals. Essential service retail stores can operate at 25% capacity and include stores providing:
    • baby and child products
    • cleaning products
    • computer and cellphone service and repair
    • electronic and office supplies
    • food
    • gas stations and garages
    • hardware supplies
    • personal hygiene products
    • pet and animal supplies
    • pharmaceutical products, medicine and medical devices
  • Retail stores that provide non-essential services can provide online ordering, delivery and curbside pick up.
  • Personal services businesses (like hair salons, barber shops, spas, nail salons and body art establishments) must close.
  • Libraries and museums must close including the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Discovery Centre and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 
  • Indoor fitness establishments (like gyms, yoga studios and climbing facilities) and sport and recreation facilities (like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities) must close.
  • Outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with up to 5 people maximum and must maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet) between participants during activities.
  • Organized performing arts and sports (recreational, amateur and professional) are not permitted, including rehearsals, practices, training, games, competitions, tournaments and in-person performances. There can be virtual gatherings and performances with a maximum of 5 people.
  • Businesses and organizations offering a wide variety of indoor recreation activities (like indoor play areas, arcades, climbing facilities, dance classes and music lessons) must close.

For the full list of restrictions, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus

We are doing our best to keep this page updated. We recommend checking the web or social sites of the business you are interested in for the most up to date information. AND if you do see anything that needs to be update, let us know! Email communications@downtownhalifax.ca


While retail stores are closed for in-person shopping, we are encouraging people to SHOP ONLINE. Most stores now offer curbside pick-up and delivery options. 



Amos Pewter

  • 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 for curbside pick-up and local delivery. 
  • 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 pickup options available.

Biscuit General Store

  • Open for contact-free pick-up and delivery, Tuesday to Sunday, 12 - 4 pm. 
  • Virutal shopping options using Facetime. 
  • Shop online here
  • Stay up to date by following @biscuitgeneral.

Bishop's Cellar

  • Open with reduced capacity from Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, closed on Sunday. 
  • 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 

  • Black Market will help you shop virtually. Follow @blackmarkethalifax to shop their highlhights, and DM to purchase. .
  • Curbside pick-up and shipping available.  

Blossom Shops

  • Order flowers by phone - 902-433-3189. OR order through their website.
  • Delivery available along with curbside pick-up. 

Board Room Game Cafe

  • 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.

Canook Trading

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

Carrefour Atlantic Emporium & The Puffin Gallery

  • Closed for in-peson shopping but you can still do orders by phone or emai. 
  • 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. . 

Drala Books & Gifts

  • Shop online here, also offering local delivery on Saturdays.
  • Follow Drala on Facebook or @dralashop on Instagram to keep up to date.


  • Online shopping is still available here.

East Coast Lifestyle 

Elle Mio

FireWorks Gallery

  • Open Monday to Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm 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 

  • 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. 

Historic Properties

  • Stores and restaurants are closed for in-person shopping.
  • Follow @historicprophfx for more information.

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

  • Store is closed for in-person shopping, but they are still open online. 
  • 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.  

Ivory Sheep Clothing 

K. Penton Gallery

KingsPier Vintage

  • 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.

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.

Moon Moon Cosmetics

  • Online shopping available on their website.

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.

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

  • 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)

  • 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. 


  • Curbside pick-up available during regular hours - Monday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm. 
  • 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

  • Shop online for curbside pick-up or delivery.
  • Call 902-867-0201 for more information. 


  • 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. 
  • Some stores that sell essentials are still open like Lawtons Drugs and the Dollar Store.
  • 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.

Spirit Spa

  • 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 

  • 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

  • Free shipping within Nova Scotia on $75+ 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

  • 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

  • Closed for all spa services, but 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 pre-paid contactlesss pick-up and delivery orders. 
  • Hours: 12 - 5 pm daily. Deliveries: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 - 8 pm. All delivery and pick-up orders are tax-free!
  • 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.





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