In an ancient city brimming with creative inspiration, there’s no telling what treasures you might find. Thanks to 500 years of history, tradition, and carving a life by the sea, St. John’s is a place that overflows with artists, craftspeople, designers, musicians, and culinary masters. And, of course, plenty of places to find hand-crafted, locally-made wares as inspiring as the city itself. From pottery to woolen mittens and beyond, a visit to any one of these shops will ensure you don’t go home empty-handed.

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Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

10 Maple View Place, Quidi Vidi Village

This waterfront, artisan incubator provides space for emerging craftspeople, and plenty of opportunities to fill up your carry-on bag with hand-crafted treasures.

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Churchill Square – 8 Rowan Street

Whink is anything but a typical gift shop. Located in historic Churchill Square its recently expanded retail space is tastefully displayed with trendy and classic jewelry lines, simply stunning housewares, and locally-crafted art.

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Rocket Bakery

272 Water Street

After grabbing lunch or a coffee with a freshly baked treat, find a wide array of local culinary treasures, from Newfoundland sea salt to local cookbooks. Grab a seat outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown St. John’s.

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Johnny Ruth

183 Water Street

Find clothing, footwear and accessories from top Canadian designers. Fancy a cod fish pillow or a rowhouse hoodie? Browse through their selection of Newfoundland-designed clothing, accessories, and gifts.

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Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

275 Duckworth Street

Here you’ll find a beautiful selection of pottery, textiles and traditional crafts from juried artisans and craftspeople. Reserve space in your luggage for one-of-a-kind items, like hand-stitched moccasins from Labrador or wood-fired ceramic mugs made in rural Newfoundland.

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Heritage Shop of NL

309 Water Street; 158 Duckworth Street

A mecca for locally-made products that capture the province’s unique character and culture, proceeds from these shops support the Historic Sites Association of NL.

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Newfoundland Weavery

177 Water Street

The Newfoundland weavery has been a St. John’s destination since 1972, starting as a small weaving supply shop. As time went on we grew into their present form, as a happy home for Newfoundland craft and gifts.

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Posie Row & Co.

210-214 Water Street

Posie Row and Co has established itself as a great place to shop and support local business people. With four unique floors of shopping experiences, Posie Row is a treat to the eyes for anyone interested in architecture and history, and a welcoming place for people of all ages, interests and backgrounds.

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ETC Gift Shop

166 Water Street

Take home a souvenir that captures the quirky sophistication of modern St. John’s. Here, shelves are stocked with local, natural, fair trade and environmentally conscious products.

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Heritage Shop Of Newfoundland & Labrador

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158 Duckworth Street
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The St. John's Farmers' Market

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Newtown Road
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Quidi Vidi Village Plantation

Standing on its own picturesque wharf in an iconic fishing community, Quidi Vidi Village Plantation [...]

10 Maple View Place
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Railway Coastal Museum

The old Railway Station has been completely restored and houses over 100 exhibits and displays [...]

495 Water Street
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O'Brien's Whale & Bird Tours

Newfoundland’s Award Winning Boat-Tour. View a million Atlantic puffins at the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. [...]

22 Lower Road
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Published: February 7, 2019