Through trials and tribulations, Dacane Surf Shop owner Lance Moore has always strived to provide the best opportunities and gear for wave-tamers. Having hatched the shop's first incarnation in his mother's basement and moved on to locations where break-ins and robberies were rampant, he maintained his focus on learning his trade before finally settling in Halifax. Always looking to stay one step ahead of the sport, Lance and his team seek out the most cutting-edge surfing equipment available from reputable designers such as Channel Islands, Santa Cruz, and Watercooled. His instructors customize surf camps and lessons to help mould burgeoning aquanauts of all ages and skill levels, and hip threads from the likes of Quiksilver and Billabong keep them looking the part. The surf shack also sets up adventurists with stand-up paddleboards, skim boards, body boards, and all the accessories needed to coast the whitecaps or add authenticity to an online dating profile.
Mountain Equipment Co-op gears its customers up for adventure in the great outdoors. The shop stocks hiking, biking, and climbing equipment and accessories, along with all the clothing and footwear you need for excursions in the snow or out on tropical waters. Whether you're searching for a pair of running shoes for a jog around your neighbourhood, or the tools to equip yourself for a weeklong journey through the Alaskan wilderness, Mountain Equipment Co-op is your one-stop shop.
Wicker Emporium’s product buyers scour lands near and far to find elegant home accents for their customers. The practice of travelling to different countries began more than 35 years ago, when the company’s heads joined the crew of a pirate ship to pay off a gambling debt. Today, in 20 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, customers can still browse pillows, quilts, mirrors, outdoor accessories, and shelves imported from local manufacturers and international crafters.
Bowlarama welcomes rollers of all ages to challenge each other in matches of traditional 10-pin bowling. Once fitted into rental shoes, groups of up to five players suppress pin rebellions on one of 18–24 lanes. Players aim their sights down narrow, hardwood fairways at murals depicting neon bowling balls and the Norse god of strikes. Keep eyes active on overhanging flat screen TVs or hands focused in matches of pool, air hockey, and video games (amenities vary depending on location). In addition to food and bar services, each Bowlarama hosts cosmic bowling events.
Little Mysteries Books enlightens lives with literature and merchandise geared toward holistic healing and personal growth. The wisdom distributors at Little Mysteries share their talents in inventory discernment to help customers select the right soul-supporting book (about $10.99+) or gift. Captivated noses can browse the shop’s fragrant lineup of essential oils, such as the popular lavender ($9 for a 5 mL bottle), or locally made Sister Lotus body products, including wild-rose face cream ($20 for 30 mL). Static-clung minds can find fresh balance in the store's selection of stones and healing crystals ($0.75+), and naked wrists and necks can attract positive energy from admirers with an assortment of silver, pewter, and stone jewellery lines ($10+). Little Mysteries' brightly lit, tranquil shopping space often hosts events, including lectures, book signings, and classes on such topics as pagan traditions and the art of small-appliance maintenance. This Groupon is not valid toward lecture or class fees.