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Harbourside Market

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Address: 1869 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S9, Canada
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+1 902-422-3077

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Fascinating range of goods and food

This is a very interesting and vibrant market down by the harbour and while cruise ship crew and passengers were very obvious so were the locals just doing their shopping. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting and vibrant market down by the harbour and while cruise ship crew and passengers were very obvious so were the locals just doing their shopping. There is a great variety of food of all ethnic varieties as well as local specialty food and drinks. The cafes too are varied and interesting.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As visitors to Halifax, we wandered down to the market to see what is was all about. I have elected to rate this as if I lived in the area. If I rated as a short term visitor, it doesn't offer anything that I really could use. Bottom line - it's mostly a farmer's market. If you live in the... More 

Thank Bulldog82
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Been there every weekend I can, Love the local produce and free samples always come away with something even if I don't need it

Thank Stuart T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

There is a large selection of souvenirs as well as places to get lunch or coffee and other local products.

Thank 13bato
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Make sure that you go to both Piers so that you get to take in the full market. The first is a small Farmers market with the second one at Pier 22 a larger one that has a lot more shopping with many of the larger stores in town having space here.

Thank YEG2009
Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We we went on a Sunday,probably best on a Saturday,didn't seem like all vendors were there,it was still ok but based on reviews seemed like only 50% of the place were opened other spaces were empty.Still worth a walk around for assorted food and crafts.

Thank Ber_Do_849
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A collection of stalls trying to ply their wares to the numerous ship passengers. Odd stalls of interest but not what you might expect or hope for from a 'market'. There are some food stalls if you are desperate for food but none looked too appetising.

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Innisfil, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped in at the Harbourside Market on the weekend and were pleasantly surprised at the amount of vendors selling their products. A lot of unique items and also the standard fare. Since we were just visiting Halifax, we picked up a few things to bring back as small gifts. We decided to go back on the Tuesday afternoon and... More 

Thank tootsie1999
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Harbourside Market consists of a large two storey indoor market. The original buildings were the piers where the goods and people landed in Canada. The market is full of bustling stalls, which sell ready to eat food as well as jewellery, clothes and food products. There are sometimes entertainers on the lower storey. A staircase takes you up to... More 

Thank PamMcC2013
Robina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great location for markets and makes it a bit more interesting for cruise passengers returning to their ships. Lots of local handicrafts to see and very friendly people at the stalls.

Thank Ann C

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