8 Best Places to Shop in The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Earltown General Store

This charming general store is owned by a young family who've created a gorgeous space to pick up fresh-baked-in-store bread, locally made jerky, produce, and all manner of locally sourced goodies from chocolates to maple syrup. There's an ice-cream kiosk open through the summer months, too. 

Grohmann Knives

You can see handcrafted Grohmann knives displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York—but you can buy them at the factory outlet store here. Prices are discounted and free factory tours usually take place on weekdays from 9 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 3:30.

My Home Mercantile

Besides stocking their own line of seriously cool Nova Scotia-themed hoodies and tees, this gorgeous boutique stocks a huge range of gifts, cards, and food items from local makers. 

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Pictou County Weekend Market

Craftspeople sell quality goods at this lively waterfront market that takes place on weekends between 10 and 5 from mid-June through mid-September.

Red Sky Gallery

Small contemporary gallery showcasing works by local artists with covetable prints, ceramics, and jewelry for sale. 

320 Main St., Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C4, Canada
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Sara Bonnyman Pottery

Here you can watch the shop's namesake potter herself at work, producing mostly tableware and also hooked rugs. In July and August informal tours are given. Visitors are also welcome to explore the large gardens.

Thrown Together Pottery and Art

The owner's clay creations are created in the studio here and sold in the on-site shop alongside works by more than 20 other local artisans. There are also classes and workshops, but advance booking is highly recommended. 

Water Street Studios

This artisans' co-op sells a wide range of crafts, many of which are handcrafted in the Maritimes. Items include hand-dyed and natural yarns, felted woolen items and knits, weaving, blankets, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, and woodwork.