Shopping & Services

Canning offers a surprising range of amenities for a community of its size, including restaurants, a newly-redecorated fabulous 4.5 star B&B, a supermarket, liquor store, library, visitor’s information centre, post office, art gallery, furniture store, hardware & building supply, pharmacy, café, gas bar,  and a very popular service station. As well, Canning is home to some very talented and renowned artists and artisans!


Bigwigs Family Dining (closed/under renovations)
9819 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-2555
Home style cooking, homemade sausages, salads, vegetarian food. Re-opening Spring 2017.

Crystanny’s Brasserie
9848 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0  (902) 582-3663
Genuine gluten-free brasserie restaurant pub, fully licensed, with outdoor seating on the second storey treetop deck.

DeGraaf’s Kwik-Way
9705 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0  (902) 582-2099
Convenience store with delicious freshly baked pizza and meals, coffee, and treats.


i scream Ice Cream
9838 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-7083
Delicious, refreshing soft and hard ice cream and treats right on Main Street! Ice cream, sunshine, and a relaxing stroll in Bruce Spicer Park go together beautifully.


Farmhouse Inn B&B
New owners Lynn and Rod Eisener welcome you to their beautiful, popular B&B located at 9757 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-7900


Gallery and Art Supplies

Aspinall Pottery

Beautiful fine handmade porcelain pottery right on Main Street of downtown Canning Village.
9842 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0 Open by chance or appointment. Call 902.300.9149.

Canning Village Meat Market
Award-winning butcher shop featuring beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, and deli selections. Sandwiches available for take-away.

Esmé Original
Exciting, unique women’s outerwear designed by Pamela Matheson.

Home Hardware
Large selection of hardware, home, and renovation products, lumber, and landscaping items

Wine, beer, and liquor

Petite Patrie Chocolate
Organic, fair-trade, handmade bean-to-bar dark chocolate, as well as white and dairy-free chocolate, all made lovingly and locally.

Offering an amazing array of produce, meats, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean foods, and gluten free items. Fresh, tasty pizza available for take-away at Pizza Twice.


Cochrane’s Pharmasave
This small store offers a full-range of prescription and non-prescription medications, gift items, and much more, including a fax service, bread, milk, butter, and candy.

Post Office

Canning Village Post Office
One of the friendliest and most helpful Canada Post offices around!

Free Indoor Skating

children skating

Sundays: Family Skate 12:40-1:35pm
Tuesdays: Adult skate 10:30-11:30am
Fridays: Parent & tot skate 1:00-2:00pm

Glooscap District Arena
Address: 1051 J Jordan Rd, Canning, NS B0P 1H0
Phone: (902) 582-3727

For more information contact the Canning and District Recreation office.