Shopping in Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Top ChoiceShopping in St John's

    Broken Books

    If you think an independent bookstore has to be cluttered, come to Broken Books. It's a bright, well-organized repository of all things literary, particularly works either about Newfoundland and Labrador, or written by authors from the province. The staff are genuinely passionate and knowledgeable, and help create the tweedy magnetic pull you only get in a well-tended bookstore.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Bonavista

    East Coast Glow

    Locally made cosmetics are a cornerstone of the travel souvenir industry, and they're usually pretty forgettable. Not the stuff sold at East Coast Glow. The staff forage sea salt, wildflowers and the rest of Newfoundland's natural bounty to create a line of soaps, lotions and more that genuinely smell of this island's vast wild spaces. All products are vegan.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Southeastern Avalon Peninsula

    Running the Goat

    This active printing press is a bibliophile's dream. Owner Marnie Parsons gives tours of her presses, one from 1830s London. In addition to handmade poetry chapbooks and manifestos, there's a wonderful selection of local artists' prints and good adult and children's books authored by Newfoundlanders.

  • Shopping in St John's

    Outfitters

    At this camping and gear shop you can get the local outdoorsy lowdown (check the bulletin board) and good rentals. Hikers should note this spot sells East Coast Trail maps and butane canisters.

  • Shopping in St John's

    Fred's

    This is the premier music shop in St John's. It features local music from blue-chip provincial artists such as Hey Rosetta, Buddy Wasisname, Ron Hynes, Amelia Curran, The Navigators and Great Big Sea.

  • Shopping in St Barbe to L'Anse aux Meadows

    Dark Tickle

    Dark Tickle is a shop in the grand tradition of the Québécois économusée: a place that showcases a particular kind of heritage craft. In this case, it's the jam-making of Newfoundland and Labrador. You'll learn how the people of this province take northern fruit – bakeapple, crowberries, partridgeberries and more – and create preserves that would make an angel sigh.

  • Shopping in Central Labrador

    Northern Lights Building

    The Northern Lights Building is a one-stop shop for a good range of winter, fishing and hunting gear, and a ton of souvenirs and random gifts – because you didn't come all the way to Labrador to not get the refrigerator magnet. The sheer massive everything-and-the-kitchen-sink nature of the place makes it worth a visit.

  • Shopping in Bonavista

    Newfoundland Salt Company

    As creative gifts go, it doesn't get much more unique than the locally sourced sea salt sold at this little storefront. We're particularly enamored of its flavored salts, including a green alder sea salt that makes your food taste as though it's been seasoned with a forest (in a good way).

  • Shopping in St John's

    Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

    A rotating slate of 10 independent artists and artisans occupy the upper floors of this building, which boasts attractive harborfront views. This is a nice spot to purchase the perfect locally made souvenir – from leather handcrafts to cod-themed t-shirts – before you head home.

  • Shopping in St John's

    Invasion

    Pop art, comic books, science fiction and geek culture gets mashed up with St John's cityscapes and Newfoundland photography at this oddball art gallery. Think pictures of Godzilla rampaging through Quidi Vidi, or sketches of Marvel Comics villains kissing the cod.

  • Top ChoiceShopping in Gros Morne National Park

    The Hunky Dory

    Besides the great punny name, this is a brilliant spot to pick up local folk arts and crafts, including stuff you genuinely can't find in other shops. The owners live next door, so knock on their door at a reasonable hour and they'll be happy to show you around.

  • Shopping in Twillingate Island & New World Island

    Artisan Market

    This gift and art store stocks original work by local artists, a good collection of of vegetarian products including locally made jams, and lots of excellent crafts and clothes. It's the place for a one-stop shopping spree if you're in town.

  • Shopping in Ferryland

    Merrymeeting Arts and Crafts

    This little shop offers hand-knitted wool blankets, prints, original local art, and other cute crafts. It's a good spot to stop and chat to find out what's going on, arts-wise, around the Irish Loop. Located about 21km south of Ferryland.

  • Shopping in Brigus

    Brindy Linens

    Come here for unique hand-printed textile art, all made from hemp and organic cotton, plus a few other crafts made by locals. Hours vary, but the shop tends to be open during regular business hours during the summer tourist season.

  • Shopping in St John's

    Living Planet

    Head here for quirky tourist T-shirts and buttons with Newfoundland slang even locals are proud to wear.

  • Shopping in Goulds & Petty Harbour

    Bidgood's

    Just a normal supermarket, except for the fresh seal flipper (in pies, jars or jerky-like strips) and caribou steak. Partridgeberry and bakeapple jams are the other Newfoundland specialties on hand. In Goulds, at the junction of Rte 10 and the road to Petty Harbour.

  • Shopping in Gros Morne National Park

    Treasure Box

    There are a lot of gift shops around Gros Morne selling hand-knit toques (hats), gloves, calendars, magnets, etc. The Treasure Box may not be a unique gift shop, but it does consolidate what most of the other ones are offering.

  • Shopping in St John's

    Downhome

    It's touristy, but it does have a fine selection of local goods such as jams, woolen wear, moose cookbooks and the coveted How to Play the Musical Spoons CD.