June Granger, owner of i scream Ice Cream.
June Granger, owner of i scream Ice Cream.

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!

Services and information

Delicious, relaxed dining in Canning.

Delicious, relaxed dining in Canning.



9850 Main St. Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-7071

Besides being a cool, quiet, sophisticated little summer-time café with some of the finest coffees and delicious treats around, ArtCan is also the gallery of Canadian oil and watercolour artist Ron Hayes. You can enrol in art classes, buy art supplies, or simply unleash your inner artist and create a masterpiece in chalk at your café table, inspired by the fabulous view.


Bessie North House
23 Bessie North Road, Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Bessie North House is a 12-seat, reservation required, farm-to-table restaurant in our 130-year-old farm house in rural Nova Scotia.


Canning Hub Gas Self-serve, Drive-through, and Convenience Store
2157 Sheffield Rd, Canning, Nova Scotia B0P1H0 (902) 582-2099

Convenience store with delicious freshly prepared meals, coffee, and treats.


Canning Village Meat Market
9820 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Award-winning butcher shop featuring beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, and deli selections. Delicious freshly made sandwiches and home-style meals available for take-away.


Dickie-Baxter Pub & Bistro
9809 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0  (902) 800-2889

Fabulous gastropub dining in the renovated and upgraded historic DIckie-Baxter House. Fully licensed, delicious lunch, brunch, and dinner, with outdoor seating and parking lots on site.



The Village Coffeehouse
9844 Main St. Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 385-7709

Enjoy scrumptious, freshly-baked treats and savoury Montreal bagels, Asian samosas, and Jamaican patties in a cosy, hip, comfy café setting. A great place to meet and relax!



Farmhouse Inn B&B
9757 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-7900

New owners Lynn and Rod Eisener welcome you year-round to their beautiful, popular historic B&B. 


Earl’s Place Vacation Rentals
319 Medford Road, Kingsport, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 680-5594

Contact Brenda Parker about vacation rentals in the quiet, picturesque seaside hamlet of Kingsport. 


Welcomhome Bed & Breakfast

9955 Hwy 221 (Main Street) Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Contact Ray and Laurie Fisher for details.

Shopping is abundant and convenient in Canning.

Shopping is abundant and convenient in Canning.



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.


Lee’s Shop

The Little Shop with a big heart sells “products  with a story.” Handmade jewelry, giftware, things for your home, and lots of fun 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.


Saltwood Designs
Saltwood Designs is a fine woodworking company that designs and builds unique handcrafted gifts, custom furniture, and cremation urns. With extensive experience using various materials from live edge to exotic veneers, Saltwood Designs creates heirloom pieces to be passed from one generation to the next.

Family ice skating at Canning's Glooscap Arena

Family ice skating at Canning’s Glooscap Arena.


In addition to hiking at Canning’s Bigelow trail, Blomidon National Park, and Cape Split, warm weather basking at Kingsport and Houston’s Beach, and so much sight-seeing to do just in our corner of Kings County, Annapolis Valley,  you can enjoy yoga, tai chi, aikido, karate, and boxing right in downtown Canning.


Yoga, Pilates, Wellness, and more

The Landing Spa & Studio
Address: 9840 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0
Phone: (902) 582-1718


Lions Club

Canning District Lions Club
Address: 1000 Seminary Ave., Canning, NS B0P 1H0
Phone: (902) 582-7286


Aikido & Tai Chi

The Canning Legion (Royal Canadian Branch 73)
Address: 9802 Main St, Canning, NS B0P 1H0
Phone: (902) 582-7246


Walking & Snowshoeing Trails

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Address: 555 Ross Creek Road, Canning, NS, B0P 1H0
Phone: (902) 582-3842


Free Indoor Skating

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

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


For more information about activities, contact the Canning and District Recreation office.

Downtown Canning businesses

Downtown Canning businesses


Automotive Repairs

Canning Automotive Service is a family owned-and-operated service garage conveniently located at 2171 Highway 358, at the southern entrance to Canning Village. (902) 582-3122

Coffill’s Auto Repair Ltd. performs most kind of vehicle repairs and maintenance. Located at 10008 NS-221, Canning, NS B0P 1H0. (902) 582-3375


Medical Clinic

The Canning Village Medical Clinic is located at 9816 Main St., next to the Pharmasave pharmacy.



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.



Jessica Bergevin Physiotherapy Clinic
9752 Main Street, Canning (902) 580-2957
The historic Borden Residence is home to a physiotherapy clinic offering health and wellness services, with a focus on women’s health.


Post Office

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