What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More

What's Open in Downtown Halifax - Retail & More


While most retail stores remain open for in-person shopping, shoppers are being encouraged to shop online. Most Downtown Halifax retail stores now have online shops, offer curbside pick-up, local delivery and/or shipping options to make it easier than ever to support local. 

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

Attractions have reopened in Downtown Halifax including:

The Canadian Musuem of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed for renovations and will reopen in Spring 2021.



Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

  • Open Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (BMO Free Access).
  • Open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Amos Pewter

  • Open for in-person service from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday - Sunday, and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Wednesday.
  • 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 

  • Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Customers can also view their gallery and exhibits on their website, on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Delivery and pick ups can be arranged.
  • Buy a gift certificate to use later or join the Argyle Fine Art Society.

Art 1274 Hollis 

  • Gallery open for in-person viewings Monday to Saturday, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • For more information, click here.

Audrey Too 

  • Located in Bishop's Landing.
  • Face masks are required, maximum of two customers 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 area is Halifax and 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

  • Newly renovated and 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.

Biscuit General Store

  • Open for in-person shopping.
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Closed on Mondays. 
  • Please use hand sanitizer when entering, and note that all staff will be wearing masks. 
  • Continuing to offer curbside pick-up, 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 and 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Sundays.
  • You can still order online for local delivery or curbside pick-up at bishopscellar.ca.

Black Market 

  • Re-opened for in-person shopping from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday to Friday and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturdays.
  • Follow @blackmarkethalifax on Instagram to stay up to date.

Blossom Shops

  • Open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Available for delivery. Order through their website

Board Room Game Cafe

  • Retail (buying games): open daily from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Cafe (playing games): open Thursday - Friday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
  • Reservations are strongly encouraged. Make your reservations here.
  • Follow @theboardroomgc for more information.

Canook Trading

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

Drala Books & Gifts

  • Now re-opened for in-person shopping daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • 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, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Online shopping is still available here.

East Coast Lifestyle 

  • Open daily from 11am - 7pm
  • FREE delivery for orders over $150.

Elle Mio

  • Store opening for in-person shopping and bra fittings.
  • Limit of five customers allowed in-store at once.
  • Hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
  • Online shopping is still available.

FireWorks Gallery

  • Open for in-person shopping.
  • Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
  • Limited amount of customers in-store, social distancing required.

Flower Child

  • Open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Shop online.
  • Free shipping on ALL orders within North America.
  • Local delivery options available.

Frida Fine Jewellery 

  • Boutique re-opened for in-person shopping.
  • Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Wednesday to Saturday
  • Online shopping 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 daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Social distancing is required
  • Online shopping and phone-in orders still available. Call 902-420-9151 or visit freaklunchbox.com to order.
  • $5.99 delivery available along the Halifax Peninsula

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

  • Currently not open for bike rentals.
  • Book 24 hours in advance for pick-up at Halifax 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 6 days a week. Hours are:
    • Monday        Closed
    • Tuesday       11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday      11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday          11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday      11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Sunday        11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 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.
  • Hours are 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • For up-to-date information on their operating procedures, click here.

KingsPier Vintage

  • Re-opened for in-person shopping Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm - 5pm
  • Can still shop online here or purchase through their Etsy platform.
  • Can arrange purchase by email or telephone by calling (902) 791-1963.

Life SalonSpa 

  • Read their COVID-19 safety info here
  • For up-to-date information, click here

Lifemark Physiotherapy 

  • Open 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: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Also offering private shopping experiences on Thursday and Fridays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 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

  • Re-opened with altered hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; closed on Sundays.
  • Stay up-to-date by following @MapsAndMore on Twitter.

Maritime Chiropractic & Wellness

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

MaryJanes Smoke Shop

  • Open Monday to Saturday - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Open until 7pm Thursdays & Fridays)
  • Closed on Sundays

Moon Moon Cosmetics

  • Open daily for in-person shopping.
  • Online shopping available on their website.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op 

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

Northern Watters Knitwear and Tartan Shop

  • Open daily for in-person shopping from 9:30am - 6:00pm
  • Located in the Historic Properties.

NSCAD University Art Supply Store

  • Open Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm and Saturday from 12pm - 5pm
  • 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 am and 5:00 pm.

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

  • Open for in-person shopping Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 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.


  • Open Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm and Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Shop online here.
  • FREE same-day delivery + FREE shipping across Canada.

Sailor Bup’s Barbershop

  • Re-opened for haircuts.
  • Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Click here to book an appointment.

Saint Lou’s Gentleman’s Barbershop 

  • Reopened for haircuts.
  • Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm
  • 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: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday
    • Reitmans
    • The Source
    • Thai express: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • 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.

Sin on Skin Tattoos 

Skin Decision Inc: Halifax Piercing Specialists

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

Spirit Spa 

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

Sparkles n' Sawdust 

  • New workshop memberships available through their website.
  • Gift cards are available for purchase on their website. 

Taz Records

  • Open for in-person shopping.
  • Open Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm; Saturday 10:30am - 7pm; Sunday 11am - 6pm
  • Reduced hours and shopping capacity.
  • For more info, click here.

The Flower Shop 

  • Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm
  • Visit @theflowershophfx on Instagram to stay up to date.
  • Order bouquets online.

The Keyosk

  • Open for in-person business in Barrington Place at 1903 Barrington Street, across from Scotia Square.
  • Hours are: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, 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 three customers at a time, and staff is wearing masks.
  • Open Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • OR you can continue to shop online, and in-store pick is still available. Shop here.

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 Downtown Halifax

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

Trapped Halifax Escape Rooms

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.
  • Open Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm


Bend Beauty

  • Shop online here.
  • Delivery and pickup options available.

Neptune Theatre 

  • Currently available online for sale at Neptune Theatre:
    • Neptune Theatre gift certificates
    • Selling tickets for the Dream It Lottery, where you can win $3,100 cash! Buy your lottery tickets here. 
  • Tune in to Off The Leash, a virutal show hosted by Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director at Neptune Theatre

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.

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 pick-up. 
  • 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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