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Hot Halifax Shopping: Made in the Maritimes

NovaScotian Crystal

Ship’s Decanter, a handmade, local item from NovaScotian Crystal.

Looking for the perfect gift? Look local at these shops specializing in Maritime-made treasures.

Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Marginal Road: North America’s oldest farmers’ market, it recently moved to a state-of-the-art new building on the Halifax waterfront. Every Saturday, vendors from across the province share their wares.

NovaScotian Crystal on George Street: Craftsman work on site, using ancient techniques to create beautiful and functional crystal pieces.

Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia on Spring Garden Road: Everything sold here is Maritime-made, including some 143 Nova Scotian creations. From clothes to jam, there’s a tremendous variety.

Hot Shopping: Editor’s Choice

All but lost in the Old World, the art of mouth-blowing fine hand-cut crystal is alive and well in Halifax. In the NovaScotian Crystal workshop on George Street, expert craftsmen transform molten sand into striking works of functional art. Visit the showroom to see the selection of wine glasses, vases, ornaments and more.