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.

 

Food

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

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

 

Crystany’s Brasserie
9848 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0  (902) 582-2555

Canada’s first certified gluten-free brasserie restaurant pub! Fully licensed, with outdoor seating on the second storey treetop deck.

 

DeGraaf’s Café and Convenience Store
2157 Sheffield Rd, Canning, Nova Scotia B0P1H0 (902) 582-2099

Convenience store with delicious freshly baked pizza and meals, coffee, and treats.

 

Huntley’s Smoke House Deli
9819 Main St., Canning, NS B0P 1H0 (902) 582-2555

Huntley’s is the place to go for homemade sandwiches, delicious soups, and a great selection of smoked deli meats!

 

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.

 

Lodging

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

9953 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.

 

Shopping

Aspinall Pottery


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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.

 

NSLC 
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.

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, Tai Chi, Karate, and more

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

 

Aikido

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

 

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 Clinicis located at 9816 Main St., next to the Pharmasave pharmacy.

 

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.

 

Post Office

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