GRAND MANAN, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

Local Shopping

What You Need and What You Want!

Shops of Every Sort. Our self-sufficient island has stores that will provide what you need, whether groceries, hardware, camping supplies, gasoline, beverages, prescriptions, outdoor clothes, or electronics. There are also several convenience stores for those last-minute items. Many small shops also provide outlets for local fine arts and crafts, for which Grand Manan is becoming well known. See the Grand Manan tourism map for locations, and when you come across one of our modest small shops, be sure to stop. You will be happy you did!

Grand Manan Exchange

The Exchange at the Old North Head Post Office

The Post Office is a classic 1938 Government building that hosts a co-operative of small businesses. ‘The Exchange’ is a place to browse and find your special memento or treat while on your Grand Manan adventure, or take a ride on our scooters. We showcase all local products including the Island home of “Terry's Beef” and “Oven Head Salmon Smokers”. We also have the Island’s largest Penny-Candy counter.

Contact Information:
Phone: 506-661-0003
Address: 52 Route 776 → North Head
Facebook: Grand Manan Exchange
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Primitive Wishes

Primitive Wishes

Island Home Bed & Breakfast is Your Island Away From Home! We will officially be open starting the first of June! we are starting to make reservations now !!!

Island Home Bed & Breakfast is a charming 5 bedroom suite Bed and Breakfast on Grand Manan Island located in the Bay of Fundy where we have the highest tides in the world!

Our Bed & Breakfast has an unique gift shop called “Primitive Wishes” and “The Russell Family Seafood Chowder Hut” where we will serve fresh seafood chowder made with our local lobster, scallop, haddock from the Bay of Fundy, and fresh lobster rolls and scallop rolls, coffee, tea and home made deserts.

We are walking distance to shops, restaurants, and many other local attractions and the North Head fishing dock with Beautiful Prestige scenery.

Contact Information:
Address: 22 Route 776 → North Head
Phone: 506-660-4795
Facebook: Island Home Bed and Breakfast/
Email: primwishesathome@outlook.com
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Grand Isle Drug Store

Grand Isle Drug Store

The Grand Isle Drug Store is located in a turn of the century building that got its start as a home and general store. The current owners added the component of pharmaceutical care to the general store mix in 1982 taking over the total ownership in 1989. A couple of renovations later, the focus is to meet customers’ needs with a wide variety of products. If you can’t find something, our staff is happy to help; not on the shelf it, may be available and staff will find it for you.

Contact Information:
Open: Store: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm.
Dispensary: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm. Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Phone: 506-662-3439 or 506-662-3188 (Dispensary)
Address: 163 Route 776 → North Head
Facebook: Grand Isle Drug Store
Email: grandisl@nbnet.nb.ca
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Castalia Convenience Store

Castalia Convenience Store

N.B. Liquor Agency + Convenience Store Hot Island Coffee and groceries plus liquor store.

Contact Information:
Open: Convenience Store: Daily 5:30 am – 10 pm.
Liquor Store: Daily 7 am – – 10 pm.
Phone: 506-662-9080
Address: 486 Route 776 → Castalia
Email: castaliaconvenience@live.com
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Rose & Pop's

Rose & Pop’s

We primarily cater to the needs of our neighborhood and the fishing community. We also stock items for campers and tourists staying in summer cottages. Our luncheonette provides eat-in or take-out Philadelphia style subs, daily homemade specials, soups and much more. Summer courtyard dining is available.

Contact Information:
Open: Convenience Store — Monday to Saturday, 5 am – 10 pm,
Sunday, 5:30 am – 9 pm.
Luncheonette — Monday to Friday, 11 am – 2 pm.
Phone: 506-662-8907
Address: 1358 Route 776 → Grand Harbour
Email: Rose and Gary Dutton
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High Seas Convenience

High Seas Convenience

High Seas Convenience Store is located in the original Seal Cove school house, just up the hill from the spectacular Seal Cove sandbeach and harbour. We offer hot breakfast; coffee and tea; daily lunch special; wide variety of homemade sandwiches, salads, and treats from our cooler. We also have ice cream! Come enjoy a treat on our patio overlooking the sea. Free WiFi available.

Contact Information:
Phone: 506-662-8849
Address: 1930 Route 776 → Seal Cove
Email: kittgreenlaw@gmail.com
Facebook: High Seas Convenience
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The Painted Whale

The Painted Whale

Unique and beautiful things for the home and the soul...

Contact Information:
Open: 8 am to 7 pm
Phone: 506-662-1982
Address: 2 Pettes Cove Road, Unit 1 → North Head
Facebook: The Painted Whale
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Art Gallery

Grand Manan Art Gallery

The Grand Manan Art Gallery is open June 7 to September 27, 2014, Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 6:00 PM. We’re open on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Exhibits feature local and visiting artists with a connection to Grand Manan Island. For a current exhibit schedule visit: www.grandmananartgallery.com Admission is $2.00. Children under 12 are free. Donations are always welcomed. We're always looking for volunteers to help out!

General Information
Open: Monday to Saturday from Noon – 6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm – 5 pm, mid-June to late September.
Phone: 506-662-3662
Address: 21 Cedar Street → Castalia
Website: Grand Manan Art Gallery
Facebook: Grand Manan Art Gallery
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Farmers Market

Grand Manan Farmers Market

Since 1984, the Grand Manan Farmers Market has offered a wonderful variety of local vegetables, cooked and baked food, arts, crafts, knitting, jewellery, and much more! Take home something nice, made on Grand Manan. We are located at the old North Head Hall next to the business center.

General Information
Open: The market season typically runs from late June to mid September, every Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Address: 130 Route 776 → North Head
Facebook: Farmers Market
   
   
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Museum

Grand Manan Museum

Centrally located in Grand Harbour, our community museum offers the Allen L. Moss Memorial Bird Collection, the McLaughlin Marine Gallery, a display of Island Geology, plus historical artifacts, archives and genealogical records. Twice weekly evening presentations, special events and new exhibits yearly, compliment the permanent galleries. The present museum was a Canada Centennial Project in 1967 and truly displays a ‘Living Reflection of Island History’. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, $3 for students, free for kids 12 and under.

General Information
Open: June: Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, July and August: Monday to Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm, September: Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Wheel Chair Accessible including reading room.
Phone: 506-662-3524
Address: 1141 Route 776 → Grand Harbour
Website: Grand Manan Museum
Facebook: Grand Manan Museum
Email: gmadmin@grandmananmuseum.ca
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Whale and Seabird Research Station

The Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station

Part of the enjoyment of visiting our marine natural history museum, is taking home a souvenir or gift from our museum gift shop. Many items are made locally or specially for us or selected from artisans from many places who create wonderful marine themes items. All proceeds go toward research and public education programs. You can also symbolically adopt a right whale and support conservation efforts to protect these endangered whales who annually feed and socialize off Grand Manan Island.

Contact Information:
Phone: 506-662-3804
Address: 24 Route 776 → North Head
Website: www.gmwsrs.info
adoptrightwhales.ca
Email: info@gmwsrs.org
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Pettes Cove Arts

Pettes Cove Arts

A 2-minute walk from the North Head ferry terminal brings you to this cute little shop overlooking Pettes Cove and Swallowtail Head. It features a great selection of handcrafted, locally made gifts, including beautiful jewellery by L. Michael Stymest and professional artwork by Brian Stymest. You will find many island-knit items, Briggs and Little yarn, bird books, wood carvings, stone art, t-shirts, and much more. Take home something wonderful from the Island of Grand Manan.

Contact Information:
Open: 8 am to 7 pm every day
Phone: 506-662-3443
Address: 11 Pettes Cove Road
Email: pcarts@nb.sympatico.ca
   
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Seawindbeads

Seawindbeads Jewellery

In her studio with a view of a secluded garden, Ineke de Vries designs handcrafted lampwork glass beads which are incorporated in her own line of eclectic jewellery. Each summer the Seawindbeads Studio is open to visitors from mid June to the end of September. This is the twelfth summer Seawindbeads has been open on Grand Manan.

Contact Information:
Open: 10pm to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday and every long weekend.
Phone: 506-660-0588
Address: 178 Route 776 → North Head
Email: ineke.devries@yahoo.ca
Instagram: Seawindbeads Instagram
Etsy: Seawindbeads
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Of Time and Tides

Of Time and Tides

A small group of local artisans and crafts people have joined together to offer a variety of fine hand-made and useful items from Grand Manan: custom jewellery, nature books, soaps and cards, puffin art and painted scenes, fresh-roasted coffee, wooden toys, yarn, hand knitted sweaters and scarves, field tools, and geological guides. Stop by to see our many fine island crafts.

Contact Information:
Open: Every day 1 pm to 5 pm, June through September
Phone: 506-662-3327
Address: 1217 Route 776 → Grand Harbour (near the old stone church)
Facebook: Of Time and Tides
Email: stones2gems@earth2geologists.net
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Wilcox Natural Treasure

Wilcox Natural Treasures

Just a short walk from the Island’s best beach and historic smokesheds is one of Grand Manan’s most unique shops. Wilcox Natural Treasures has been in operation since 1995, producing all natural soaps, body products, jewellery, candles and stepping stones. By using natural resources such as dulse (a seaweed that Grand Manan is well known for), Irish moss, and other seaweeds harvested locally, we have developed unique blends, using essential oils to scent our beautiful soaps and body products. Make your trip complete by visiting our gift shop in Seal Cove and take a bit of the Island home!

Contact Information:
Open: Mid-June to Mid-September
Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 10 pm to 5 pm
By appointment call: 506-662-5762
Phone: 506-662-1015
Address: 20 King St. → Seal Cove
Facebook: Wilcox Natural Treasures
Email: sueli@nbnet.nb.ca
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Swallow Tail Lighthouse

Swallow Tail Lighthouse

Set up in the old building moved to the site from another decommissioned lighthouse and used as a garage by one of the lightkeepers, you can meet our staff and learn more about the property and lighthouse while supporting our non-profit organization, and taking home some great gifts or souvenirs from our Welcome Centre. Funds raised in sales of lighthouse related merchandise, much of it specially made and local, go towards continued restoration and operation of the lighthouse property.

Contact Information:
Open: July and August 10 am – 6 pm, other times by chance.
Phone: 506-662-3804
Address: 50 Lighthouse Road → North Head
Website: swallowtailkeepers.blogspot.ca
Email: swallowtail.lighthouse@gmail.com
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Dragonfly Art Supply

Dragonfly Art Supply

Art supplies for all mediums and custom framing. Classes in acrylic painting are available. We feature Grand Manan artists and specialty hand-crafted items. Gift certificates available for that special artist in your life.

Contact Information:
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Phone: 506-661-0598
Address: 130 Route 776 → North Head
   
Email: tamararagreenley@gmail.com
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Great Canadian Dollar Store

Great Canadian Dollar Store

Party Favours, Kitchen Utensils, Greeting Cards, School Supplies and much more at great “Dollar Store” prices.

Contact Information:
Open: We are open year round.
Phone: 506-662-3882
Address: 1139 Route 776 → Grand Harbour
   
   
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Helshiron Fisheries

Helshiron Fisheries

Retail & wholesale outlet, lobster, fresh fish, Marine supplies, Outdoor clothing, boots, gloves, Trucking

Contact Information:
Phone: 506-662-3502
Fax: 506-662-3786
Address: 6 Old Factory Round Turn → Seal Cove
Email: lobfish@nbnet.nb.ca
   
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Island Home Hardware

Island Home Hardware

Hardware, Building Materials, Furniture & Appliances

Contact Information:
Open: Monday & Tuesday, 8 am – 5:30 pm, Wednesday – Friday, 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm. Closed Sunday.
Phone: 506-662-8441
Address: 1161 Route 776 → Grand Harbour
Website: www.homehardware.ca
   
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Something to Crow About Coffee

Something to Crow About Coffee Roastery

Great pride is taken in using only highest quality green beans, roasted outdoors in a professional roaster in small batches weekly. Only freshly roasted beans are ever sold! Coffee is sold in 1 or 1/2 pound eco-friendly plastic lined brown fold tab bags; whole bean or ground to order.

Contact Information:
Phone: 506-321-1577
Address: 133 Route 776 → North Head
Website: www.somethingtocrowaboutcoffee.ca
Email: roasting@somethingtocrowaboutcoffee.ca/
   
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