Three days in Halifax gives you enough time to enjoy the town itself—its history, heritage, and modern culture—but also experience some of the highlights of Nova Scotia, including Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, or the Annapolis Valley wine country.
Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat: 7 AM - 4 PM; Sun: 8 AM - 4 PM
1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia
There has been a farmer’s market in Halifax for almost 170 years. The oldest continuously running market in the US & Canada, this farmer’s market is held every day of the week and offers some of the best food available in town, whether you pick up provisions for a picnic or browse the excellent wines on offer. Gourmet food aside, you’ll also find jewelry and artworks by local artisans.
Things to know before you go
- The market is fully wheelchair accessible.
- There’s a rooftop garden on top of the market where you can enjoy a picnic lunch.
- Some vendors only accept cash, so come prepared.
- After you visit the market, you can head for a stroll along the boardwalk.
How to get there
The Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market is located at 1209 Marginal Road along the waterfront in the Seaport district. There’s car parking on-site and Halifax’s main VIA rail station is just a couple of minute’s walk away. The city also has a reliable taxi service.
When to get there
While the market is open every day, there’s usually a greater number of vendors to choose from at the weekend. For the best fresh produce – vegetables, fish, and meat – try to arrive as early as possible. There are often lines at the most popular prepared food stalls during lunchtime.
Stroll the Seaport District
The farmer's market is in the heart of the Seaport District, an arts and culture hub that runs from Pier 19 to Pier 23 along the Halifax waterfront. Highlights of the area include The Canadian Museum of Immigration and the Cunard Centre, a huge events space that often holds special events, conferences, and festivals from Mother’s Day brunches to the Maritime Tattoo Festival.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market?
What else should I know about attractions in Halifax?
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Province House
- St. Paul's Anglican Church
- Halifax City Hall
- Alexander Keith's Brewery
- Government House
- Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
- Spring Garden Road
- Halifax Public Gardens
- Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
- Halifax Cruise Port
- Halifax Harbour
- Point Pleasant Park
- Fairview Lawn Cemetery
- Old Town Clock