456 Windmill Rd.
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1J7
Phone: (902) 463-9900
Fax: (902) 466-2080
Formerly the Bayers Road Shopping Centre, the recently renovated and renamed Village still contains Zellers, Wicker Emporium and Bulk Barn. You'll find hair stylists, a frame shop, a dollar store for the bargain hunters, a tailor, optician, jeweler and liquor outlet and more. Much of the space is occupied by offices, but there are still enough shops to make the trip worthwhile, especially if you want household and clothing items and don't care to pay downtown prices.
Island Beach Company had its beginnings in 1988 and has been producing great clothing ever since. The merchandise quality is high quality and the price is right. Many of the graphics that grace the sweats and tees are original to Island Beach. Whether you need a cozy shirt to wear camping, Halifax shirt or pajamas, you will find a great selection here. Crafts and souvenirs are available as well. Other locations are Pier 21, MicMac Mall (wheelchair access) and 1781 Lower Water Street.
Beautifully located on Upper Water street, the eastern side of Nova Scotia, the Bounty Boutique is conveniently open the entire week. Bounty Boutique is a sure favorite among the locals. Quietly without much fervor, serving them for more than twenty-five years, this store prefers word of mouth publicity rather than advertising on websites. True to its name this boutique is bountiful in its selection of Canadian clothing and outwear. What is special about this store is that it offers British clothing as well like knits, outwear and capes. Visit the boutique with your family and find a wide selection of exciting souvenirs for everyone.
Harborside Market is in a wonderful location, in the Historic Properties on the waterfront which is one of the most popular places to visit for locals and sightseers alike. Wander about through the shops and have a bite to eat in the huge food court. Sit outside on the warmer days, or inside just to look at the decor. It's much more than interesting. Methods of payment vary with individual businesses.
Located in downtown Halifax, Granville Mall is a pedestrian area which is home to number of shops, boutiques and pubs. The area was earlier a part of the Granville Street, but due to nearby infrastructural development this area became unfit for traffic. Due to this very reason a pedestrian mall was started where people could stroll, shop or eat.
Minutes from downtown Halifax and easily accessible by bus, Halifax Shopping Centre has all the departmental stores, clothing shops (including the largest Gap in the Maritimes), electronics, games and hobbies, books, and food services you want. For a CAD2 donation to a local charity, the little ones can travel in a fun stroller. Someone will take them to your car and if you need a boost for that car they can provide it. There is plenty of parking, some just for expectant moms and those with young children.
Located in central Halifax, Planet Organic Halifax has an extensive collection of herbal solutions for almost anything that ails you and staff to steer you in the right direction. It is also a supermarket stocked with organic foods: fruit and veggies, free range and organically fed meats, soups and breads and plenty of pre-cooked items. Before you leave, take a look at the notice board for everything healthy that is going on in town.
Drala Books & Gifts is the place to find items created especially for the spiritual side of your life. It is an interesting little shop if you want books on Buddhism for the novice or the long-time practitioner. There is also a fine selection of ornaments and home decor items like lamps, candles and wind chimes for decorating your home. So come by to buy things here that are not easy to come by elsewhere.
Woozles has enough books, tapes and fun things to do to keep any child interested. The classics, and the latest, for the little and not-so-little ones are available as beautifully packaged gift sets. The store is a treat to visit, and a young reader's dream come true. There are special low-cost workshops too; subjects such as candle making, book design, yo-yo tricks and how to make your own rain stick are covered regularly. Call the shop or check out the website for details.
As you stroll along Spring Garden Road, you will find this mall between Dresden Row and Brenton Street. Spring Garden Place is home to great dining facilities like Bonn Cuisine, Fiasco as well as a number of specialty shops. There is also a shop which has an excellent selection of local writing. There's a jeweler, Roots outlet, shoe store, nail salon, dry cleaner and grocery store among others.
P'lovers is dedicated to the planet and sells nothing that might cause her harm. Bedding and towels are soft unbleached cotton and baby clothes and stuffed toys are delightfully simple and durable. There are also jute or rag floor mats, mirrors with frames made of recycled Nova Scotia wood and old tires revived as hobby horses. You'll also find recycled paper and books to help you live a little greener. This is definitely a great place for unusual and thoughtful gifts.
The Daily Grind has just about every paper and magazine you could want and nobody seems to care how long you browse. The shop is well lit, roomy and easy to navigate, and when you need a break there are healthful meals to be had in the dining area at the back. This is the spot to go for a magazine and a tasty sandwich if you are heading to the Public Gardens to sit a spell, a one-minute walk away.