DESIGN & CRAFT
Local design has grown rapidly during the last decade and is now an important industry. History, local materials and a touch of nostalgia have influenced Halifax designers during recent years, as the attempt to define and America celebrate their identity in a globalized world.
DID YOU KNOW?
-Nova Scotian Crystal is Canada’s only maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, and one of the very few in the world
-Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market is the longest continuously operating farmer’s market in North America
-Nova Scotia provides the lion’s share of the Canadian supply of live lobster exports
1.HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTER
The Halifax Shopping Centre is a tried-and-true destination for a shopping spree. With more than 200 stores, it is Atlantic Canada’s largest shopping centre and, since its recent renovation, one of the most attractive and convenient retail centers in the city. Home to the best name brand stores, you will find everything you need — and more! — all under one roof.
2.NOVA SCOTIAN CRYSTAL
NovaScotian Crystal Canada’s only maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal, and one of the very few in the world. We employ the traditional tools and techniques of European crystal makers passed down from generation to generation. What started a generation ago, from a group of Irish immigrants with a commitment to preserving an ancient and vanishing craft, has become a truly Canadian story of respect for tradition, beauty and fine craftsmanship.
31 Westgate shops house a curated collection of ever-changing furniture, lighting, antiques, fine art, tableware, bedding, and accessories.
5.SEAPORT FARMER’S MARKET
The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market is the longest continuously operating farmers’ market in North America. Every Saturday, the Seaport market features a wide variety of vendors selling hand-made local goods.
6.DOWNTOWN HALIFAX BOUTIQUES